Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 10/2/13
Tuesday the Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics have released their starting pitching rotation prior to the start of the ALDS match up which starts Friday night in Oakland. Here’s what Jim Leyland has decided to go with. Game 1: Max Scherzer RHP (241.1 IP, 21-3, 2.90 ERA, 0.97 WHIP) Game 2: Justin Verlander RHP (218.1 IP, 13-12, 3.46 ERA, 1.31 WHIP) Game 3: Anibal Sanchez RHP (182.0 IP, 14-8, 2.57 ERA, 1.15 WHIP) *Game 4: Doug Fister RHP (208.2 IP, 14-9, 3.67 ERA, 1.31 WHIP) *If necessary As far as Game 5 goes it looks as though Leyland would once again go with Scherzer however with a day off Justin Verlander remains an option as well. Leyland also indicated that relievers Bruce Rondon and Phil Coke will be unavailable in the ALDS due to injury which further puts a damper on an already questionable Tigers bullpen. Meanwhile the Athletics will go with the following four man starting rotation to counter an very tough Tigers four: Game 1: Bartolo Colon RHP (190.1 IP, 18-6, 2.65 ERA, ...
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