Game 40: Detroit Tigers (13-26) vs. Cleveland Guardians (17-19)
When: 1:40 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Progressive Field in Cleveland.
TELEVISION: Bally Sports Detroit.
Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1) (Tigers radio affiliates).
Starting pitchers: Tigers RHP Alex Faedo (0-1, 2.87) vs. Guardians RHP Shane Bieber (1-2, 3.72).
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INJURY TROUBLES: Tigers still determining Eduardo Rodriguez injury concern
JEFF SEIDEL: Enough with Tigers injuries. Would somebody please put Tarik Skubal in bubble wrap?
Game notes: The Tigers’ beleaguered rotation — which, we’ll advise you, has 4 pitchers on the 10-day IL (Tyler Alexander, Matt Manning, Casey Mize and Michael Pineda), another all set to join them (Eduardo Rodriguez), another who left Friday’s start with a left shin contusion (Tarik Skubal) and one on the 60-day IL from last season (Spencer Turnbull) — got a small break with Saturday’s rainout, which bumped Alex Faedo’s start back a day and negated the Tigers’ require for an extra starter. (They’ll still require somebody to begin Tuesday in Minneapolis, as Manning won’t be all set following his most current shortened rehabilitation start, however that’s Tuesday’s issue, not Sunday’s.)
Faedo, the Tigers’ first-round choice in 2017 out of Florida, is coming off the 3rd start of his big-league profession, and perhaps the very best: He held the Rays to one operate on 4 hits and a walk with 4 strikeouts over 5⅔ innings on Monday. He wound up with a no-decision, however it was still motivating, with all 3 starts lasting a minimum of 5 innings with 2 runs permitted or less.
Of course, the Guardians likewise bumped their starter, Shane Bieber, back a day. Bieber won the AL Cy Young Award in 2020, however injuries restricted him to simply 96⅔ innings, over which he still published a 3.17 period with 134 strikeouts and simply 33 strolls. He hasn’t been rather as reliable this season, with 36 strikeouts and 12 strolls in 38⅔ innings, however he must have sufficient to handle the Tigers’ woeful offense, which is last in the majors at 2.7 runs per video game.
No one on the Tigers lineup is sorrier to see Bieber than Jeimer Candelario; the 3rd baseman is 3-for-21 in his profession versus Bieber, with 11 strikeouts. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Jonathan Schoop is just 5-for-18 vs. Bieber, however that consists of 2 doubles, a homer and just 4 strikeouts.
After the series concludes (most likely thirty minutes behind a typical Sunday, thanks to the later start time demanded by the special broadcast window NBC/Peacock needs to shoe Cards/Bucs today), the Tigers will head west to handle the Twins in a three-game series from Monday-Wednesday. The last time the Tigers went to the Twins, they were swept in humiliating style. Maybe this time they can win a minimum of one video game. The Guardians, on the other hand, have a three-game check out to Houston from Monday-Wednesday prior to heading to Detroit for a four-game rematch (disallowing mor of this weekend’s series.
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