Galarraga still slated for start, but not certain
Just got back from the Tigers clubhouse, which is quite a bit later than Armando Galarraga left. He’s been dealing with some sort of flu bug or sinus infection for at least the last couple days, and he didn’t look good Tuesday at all. He’s slated to start for the Tigers Wednesday, but that is no longer a certainty, and maybe not a probability.
All that is certain is that, as manager Jim Leyland pointed out several times Wednesday, “We will have a pitcher on the mound tomorrow night against Josh Beckett.”
This is the same place where Zach Miner once had to step off the plane and make a stop start a couple years ago when Mike Maroth came down with food poisoning. Miner was being called up as a reliever anyway for a day-night doubleheader, but he walked into the clubhouse that morning and was told they needed him to start.
Could Miner start again? (pure speculation alert) Doubtful, since he pitched two innings Monday night. Chris Lambert, on the other hand, hasn’t pitched since last Saturday, and he has started more recently. Plus, he’s staying away from the team at his home here in Boston, a 20-minute walk from the park, so you figure he can at least sleep well.