Galarraga scratched; Miner to start
Armando Galarraga has been scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday night against the Red Sox with flu-like symptoms.
Zach Miner, who was in the Tigers at the start of the season, will start in Galarraga’s place. Miner pitched two innings Monday, so it might well take two or three pitchers to fill the innings Galarraga would’ve covered.
Galarraga has been dealing with a sore throat and fever, among other symptoms, since before the Tigers arrived in town. Head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said Wednesday that Galarraga hasn’t been able to hold down solid food for two days, sapping his energy level. He had been sent back to the team hotel the last two days to get his rest and keep his illness from spreading around the team.
Galarraga arrived in the Tigers clubhouse Wednesday afternoon, but clearly didn’t look well. He was scheduled to see a doctor later in the day.
This will be the second time in three years that Miner has made a spot start at Fenway Park. He was called up from Triple-A Toledo to start the first game of a day-night doubleheader in 2007 after scheduled starter Mike Maroth was scratched with food poisoning.
Miner owns a 5-2 record and 4.60 ERA in 33 games. In four starts, he’s 2-1 with a 4.74 ERA, pitching 19 innings with 23 hits allowed, 11 walks and 12 strikeouts.