Tigers won't face Halladay on Monday
Not only will the Tigers miss out on Zack Greinke Thursday, now they won’t face Roy Halladay during their upcoming four-game wraparound series against the Blue Jays, who are pushing back Halladay a day to give him extra rest. So instead of a Verlander-Halladay showdown Monday, David Purcey will start for Toronto instead.
It could still backfire for the Tigers, who have certainly had mixed results against left-handed pitchers and have to then put out a lineup without Carlos Guillen and maybe without Curtis Granderson as well. Still, twice in a week, against a team in a playoff chase? What must the Twins be feeling right now?