August 24th, 2008

Garcia to start Wednesday for Toledo

Just figured I’d post that in case you missed it. Dave Dombrowski confirmed the promotion Sunday. Realistically, they had to do it sometime this week, since Toledo’s season ends in eight days. By pitching him Wednesday, they could conceivably give him another start in the Hens’ season finale the following Monday.

Sunday: Tigers at Royals

Leyland thought about starting Matt Joyce again today but went with Marcus Thames, wanting to get him some at-bats before they face back-to-back left-handers with the Indians Monday and Tuesday (Zach Jackson and Cliff Lee).

Brandon Inge, meanwhile, gets the start on a day game after a night game as Leyland tries to get him into that mode.

“It’s good for him to learn how to do this,” Leyland said.

TIGERS (64-65)

  1. Granderson, CF
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Ordonez, RF
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Guillen, 3B
  6. Sheffield, DH
  7. Thames, LF
  8. Renteria, SS
  9. Inge, C

ROYALS (55-74)

  1. Mike Aviles, SS
  2. Esteban German, LF
  3. David DeJesus, CF
  4. Jose Guillen, RF
  5. Billy Butler, DH
  6. Miguel Olivo, C
  7. Ross Gload, 1B
  8. Mark Teahen, 3B
  9. Alberto Callaspo, 2B