Justin Verlander could start Saturday – AP, Via ESPN
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"Justin Verlander could rejoin the Detroit Tigers’ rotation on Saturday. Verlander has missed one start because of a sore right shoulder. The right-hander threw for the second straight day Wednesday and said it’s “strong to quite strong” that he will start one game of a doubleheader Saturday against Minnesota."
This is huge for the Tigers because if Verlander is not able to go on Saturday it means two rookie starters would likely take the mound for the team. Buck Farmer is a given, but Kyle Lobstein would likely be pitch the second if Verlander can’t go.
Rick Porcello’s Continued Success Essential To Detroit Tigers’ Playoff Push – Brad Faber, Rant Sports
"If Porcello can stay on the phenomenal run he has been on this season, however, the Tigers should like their chances. The three-headed monster that Porcello forms along with Price and Scherzer will be tough for many teams to overcome. If Verlander can get back on track and Sanchez can return in September and pitch the way he is capable of, the Tigers will easily have one of the best rotations in MLB as originally hoped."
I think the most impressive aspect of Porcello’s game this season has been his resiliency. He’s had a great year, but has had his share of bad games. More often than not he’s been able to come back out and pitch well after a stinker. In seasons past this was not always the case.
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