Update on Cabrera, pitching
The official diagosis on Miguel Cabrera is that he’s day-to-day with a bruised left hand after taking that pitch from Tazawa in the opening inning. It could’ve been worse if he had tried to do something once he charged onto the field in the midst of that fracas. Credit one of the Red Sox players for keeping him from getting into the fray after tempers had settled down.
Porcello’s ejection for his ensuing pitch off Kevin Youkilis’ back, meanwhile, puts the Tigers in a tight spot. Beyond having to cover at least seven innings of relief, if not eight, Armando Galarraga’s illness could leave him unable to start Wednesday night.
It would not be a surprise to see the Tigers make a roster move after this game to get a fresh arm. Whether it’s to start for Galarraga or pitch out of the bullpen remains to be seen.