Detroit Tigers Links 10/2: ALDS Rotations Are Set


September 20, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (40) delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

A’s-Tigers Division Series pitching matchups and other roster news –

"The pitching matchups have been announced by the A’s and Tigers.Here you go:Game 1 at Oakland: Bartolo Colon vs. Max Scherzer.Game 2 at Oakland: Sonny Gray vs. Justin Verlander.Game 3 at Detroit: Jarrod Parker vs. Anibal Sanchez.Game 4 at Detroit (if necessary): Dan Straily vs. Doug Fister.Game 5 at Oakland (if necessary) Colon vs. Scherzer."

Max Scherzer after getting Game 1 nod: ‘The only thing I care about is pitching well and winning’ – MLive

"Scherzer took the news that he would be the Game 1 starter in stride.“I didn’t care,” Scherzer said. “I just didn’t care. The only thing I care about is pitching well and winning. Whatever game number you pitch doesn’t matter to me.”"

Our Favorite Detroit Tigers Games of 2013 – Bless You Boys

"With 162 games, entire weeks can become a blur. That happens to us, too. But we put our heads together and tried to think of some of our favorite games of the year, and this is what we came up with."

Case of Mickey Stanley supports Tigers’ plan to use Jhonny Peralta in left field – Detroit News

"But for sheer guts and radical thought in a game that seldom allows the latter, no position shift in postseason history matches what happened 45 years ago when the Tigers and manager Mayo Smith dropped a lineup bombshell.Their prized center fielder, Mickey Stanley, was moving to shortstop in a bid to fill a black hole of a hitting void and include Al Kaline in a World Series batting order that otherwise had no room for Detroit’s future Hall of Famer."

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