The boys look to take a series and get to .500 today.
Chris Tillman was pretty darn good in his first outing, throwing 6 innings of no-hit ball against the Rays, but was pulled after 101 pitches. Tillman is young and promising, but his first two years in the bigs have been disappointing, at best. In 124 2/3 IPs, all as a starter. Tillman has a career 5.34 ERA and 1.49 WHIP. In three career starts against the Tigers, Tillman is 1-0 with a 3.20 ERA, averaging just over 6 innings per start. This includes a 7 inning, 3 hit, 1 ER, 7 K performance in game 160 last year.
Brad Penny, well, he really can’t do any worse. On the field, that is. He seems to be doing okay off the field. Though it would have been nice for that article to come out after his start. The best part about the article is his wife is planning on having their wedding in “October or November.” Penny sure did his part last week to keep that timeline in play.
Ryan Perry went on the DL today, it’s retroactive to April 5th. He has an “infected eye.” Can you really get pink eye from a pillow as discussed in Knocked Up? Robbie Weinhardt gets the call.
Tonight’s Lineup includes Don Kelly, Ramon Santiago and both Raburn and Boesch.
1. AJax – CF
2. Rhymes – 2B
3. Boesch – LF
4. Cabrera – 1B
5. Martinez – C
6. Kelly – 3B
7. Raburn – LF
8. Avila – C
9. Santiago – SS