The Oakland Athletics keep rolling. They have won eight straight and just swept the Angels to raise their record to 8-2. Tonight they welcome the Detroit Tigers for a three game set. The A’s will try to avenge their elimination from the 2012 playoffs at the hands of the Men from Mo-Town. To do it however they will face the best the Tigers rotations has to offer facing Verlander, Scherzer and Sanchez.
Torii Hunter and the Detroit Tigers offense will bring their hot bats and put the A’s pitching staff to the test. The Motor City Kitties just got done destroying the Toronto Blue Jays starting rotation by scoring 23 runs over three games. They also banged out double digit hits in every game of the series.
Hears how the starting pitchers match up:
Friday April 12th 10:05 pm EST
Max Scherzer (1-0 7.20 ERA) vs Bartolo Colon (1-0 4.50 ERA)
Max gave up some runs his last outing but struck out 7. Bartolo Colon is coming back from a 50 game suspension for steroid use.
Saturday April 13th 4:05 pm EST
Justin Verlander (1-1 2.19 ERA) vs Brett Anderson (1-1 1.38 ERA)
This is probably the best pitching match-up of the series.
Sunday April 14th 4:05pm EST
Anibal Sanchez (1-0 1.50 ERA) vs Jarrod Parker (0-1 6.48 ERA)
Sanchez has answered the bell this years and has gotten off to a great start.
Probable Starting Line-ups
1. CoCo Crisp – CF (.318)
2. Chris Young – RF (.214)
3. Jed Lowrie -SS (.410 3 HR 8 RBI)
4. Yoenis Cespedes – LF (.211 3HR)
5. Brandon Moss – 1B (.367 10 RBI)
6. John Jaso – C (.360)
7. Josh Donaldson – 3B (.231)
8. Seth Smith – DH (.500)
9. Eric Sogard 2B (.231)
Injury: Josh Reddick is Day to Day with an arm injury
Detroit Tigers Proables
1. Austin Jackson -CF (.375)
2. Torii Hunter – RF (6 game hitting streak)
3. Miguel Cabrera – 3B (.378 11 RBI)
4. Prince Fielder – 1B (.355 14 RBI)
5. Victor Martinez – DH (.138)
6. Andy Dirks – LF (.136)
7. Jhonny Perlata – SS (.333 had three hits on thursday vs. Blue Jays)
8. Alex Avila – C (.226)
9. Omar Infante – SS (.400 4 runs scored)
You can catch all the games on Fox Sports Detroit starting tonight at 10:05 pm EST. Remember to log on to detroitjockcity.com for all the game analysis.