Robertson still on track for Friday start
Yes, Nate Robertson was back in the bullpen Tuesday, earning the final two outs of the eighth inning in Tuesday’s 7-5 loss. However, it doesn’t change his status in the Tigers rotation. He’s still set to start Friday against the Blue Jays.
Because that assignment comes more than a week since his last start, Leyland said he wanted to get Robertson into a game appearance on what would’ve otherwise been a day for him to throw a side session. Robertson knew he had a good chance to pitch Tuesday, so he was ready for it. Considering Leyland used both of his lefty relievers in the seventh inning, there was a use for Robertson at the end.