Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tigers continue battles with Ohio teams

Justin Verlander is scheduled to pitch Saturday against the Reds.
Having just lost two of three games to the Cleveland Indians, the Detroit Tigers head for Cincinnati this weekend for another battle with a team from Ohio and a three-game interleague set against the Reds.
It's a rematch of the 1940 World Series, not that many Tigers or Reds fans remember Cincinnati's seven-game victory over Hank Greenberg, Rudy York and Detroit.
Rick Porcello, Justin Verlander and Drew Smyly are manager Jim Leyland's probable pitchers for the series.
Porcello is 6-3 in interleague decisions; Verlander has a personal three-game losing streak he'd like to squelch and Smyly will face the Reds in a Sunday night match-up.
Cincinnati is expected to counter with a trio of right-handers: Bronson Arroyo, Homer Bailey and Mat Latos. Arroyo has a 3.91 ERA; Bailey and Latos check in with ERAs over 4.00.

Labels: , ,


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home