Robertson set for Thursday

Manager Jim Leyland announced today that Nate Robertson
indeed will start Thursday, as expected. That slot was listed as TBA as
recently as this morning.

Robertson threw a side session yesterday in preparation for
that report, and with Armando Galarraga starting Friday for Triple-A Toledo and
Eddie Bonine ticketed for relief work, there weren’t really any other internal
options except maybe Zach Miner.

Robertson threw 70 pitches his last time out, so if you
expand that out by 10-15 pitches — which teams usually do with pitchers during
rehab assignments — that would put Robertson’s pitch count around 80-85

“I hope he can throw 80-85,” manager Jim Leyland
said, “but that will depend on the results. We have some extra ammo now
[with three September call-ups in the bullpen].”


I really hope Robertson will come around sooner rather then later. Having another quality pitcher that we can rely on down the stretch would be a huge boost for this team.

Also, if I hear one more person say PorCHello instead of Porcello, I am going to lose it!!!!

Hey becks – what about Huff? How long are we suppose to let him bat in the DH position without him giving us anything in return?

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