Let’s get out of this place, the sooner the better!
Anibal Sanchez checked out early enough last night, he was done after 3. Brad Ausmus said afterwards, “I don’t think he’s real confident on the mound right now, so we’re going to have to make an adjustment with Sanchy.” I was pondering what sort of adjustment that Brad would come up with, when I saw that he went for a big one: Sanchy has been demoted to the bullpen. Well, now that’s an actual adjustment! Interesting. I was looking for the ol’ 15-day DL forearm strain discovery thing, which they have done with Sanchez a couple of times. Not that he hasn’t actually been injured, but it is pretty easy to park a struggling pitcher on the DL. But nope, this time, the full demotion.
At any rate, the move earned Brad the “get thee to the bullpen” game day post picture (but I will entertain suggestions that the move didn’t come from him).
That demotion means the “temporary” stater Michael Fulmer is probably going to be around for a while. Fulmer had a brilliant 7 2/3 innings last outing with only 3 hits and 1 walk. But then again, we are in Anaheim.
The Tigers head back home after tonight’s game for a one-game fatigue series with the Yankees.
Today’s Escape From LA Lineup:
- Kinsler, 2B
- JD Martinez, LF
- Cabrera, 1B
- V Martinez, DH
- Castellanos, 3B
- Upton, LF
- Maybin, CF
- Saltalamacchia, C
- Iglesias, SS