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33-35, 3rd place, 3 games behind Cle.
The Jacob Turner Experience 2012 kicks off this afternoon. Smyly has been pitching well and looks to be ready for his next start, so this is likely just a spot start (or could it be an audition?). Though Turner had a great ERA at Lakeland (1.66) and a good one in Toledo (3.43), his lack of strikeouts (44 in 63 2/3) and high walk rate (4.07 at Toledo) are cause for concern. The Cardinals are one of the most free-swinging teams in the league (they swing at more first pitches than the Tigers), so that should help. But we should have a pretty well rested pen (other than Valverde – who is not available) should Turner get into any trouble. Turner has been awful at Comerica in his young career, posting an 8.53 ERA over three starts.
The Tigers need to win today to increase their series streak to 4.
A few notes:
- Avila up, Holaday down.
- Putkonen down with Turner’s call-up.
- Smyly is slated to throw three innings tonight in Toledo.
- No word on Laird’s hamstring, yet.
- Cabrera is 4-10 lifetime off of Lohse with 2 HR.
Today’s Could Berry Be the Everyday Left Fielder? Lineup is:
1. Jackson, CF
2. Berry, LF
3. Cabrera, 3B
4. Fielder, 1B
5. Boesch, DH
6. Raburn, 2B
7. Avila, C
8. Santiago, 2B
9. Kelly, RF
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DETROIT No one knows if Jacob Turner will make another start for the Detroit Tigers this season, but one question has been answered.
Turner is much more ready to start at this level than he was a year ago.
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33-34, 3rd place, 2 games behind Cle (Jake Peavy says watch-out to his CWS teammates)
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