Well Robbie Ray’s debut was a roaring success, with Tigers knocking Astro pitching all over the place to back him up, and the Tigers now have a 7-game win streak, and at 19-9 the best record in baseball. What a great start, right? Now to match the start of the 1984 team, they only have to win…17 more in a row (that puts 1984 in perspective!)
Rick Porcello tries to build on his great start last out, and a solid 4-1, 3.66 2014 campaign. They will face Brad Peacock, who is struggling a bit (0-2, 5.26). Peacock’s biggest problem is his control (7.01 walks per 9 innings, worst in baseball), but we know those kinds of pitchers sometimes skate by against the aggressive Detroit lineup.
I’ll go with Don Kelly as the player of the game, since he’ll have to be if they pitch around Cabrera and Martinez.
Tonight’s Donkey-For-The-Win Lineup:
Don Kelly gets a start, and bats 5th (naturally). What’s the over/under on intentional walks for Victor Martinez?