Tigers projected pitching matchups for early April

Tigers are starting off the season with a number of divisional match ups against Kansas City and Chicago. These are all games that the team must win because the schedule gets much more difficult going into May and June. Below are a look at the projected starting pitchers through next weekend assuming starting lineups stay consistent. Boston is the most in question with Beckett still out but likely to start on Sunday which would put him not in the Tigers path.

Date Tiger Pitcher Opp. Team Opp. Pitcher       Date Tiger Pitcher Opp. Team Opp. Pitcher
April 2nd Kenny Rogers KCR Brian Bannister   April 8th Kenny Rogers BOS Daisuke Matsuzaka
April 3rd Jeremy Bonderman KCR Zach Greinke   April 9th Jeremy Bonderman BOS Jon Lester
April 4th Nate Robertson CWS Jose Contreras   April 10th Nate Robertson BOS Tim Wakefield
April 5th Dontrelle Willis CWS Gavin Floyd   April 11th Dontrelle Willis CWS Gavin Floyd
April 6th Justin Verlander CWS Mark Buhrle   April 12th Justin Verlander CWS Mark Buhrle
April 7th No Game   April 13th Kenny Rogers CWS Javier Vazquez

The White Sox rotation is probably the most vulnerable and the Tigers hit Boston’s Tim Wakefield last year in the one game they saw him. I’ve heard the story of the season being a marathon and not a sprint, but it’d be real nice to put Cleveland a few games behind from the start.

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3 Responses to Tigers projected pitching matchups for early April

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  2. Blake says:

    Boy, I’ve really got my fingers crossed for Dontrelle’s start.

  3. Eric Jackson says:

    I think we all do :) I think he’ll be fine, at least I hope so. So far our starters have been good. Bullpen OK. Offense has been stagnant, sorta.

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