September 13th, 2009

Forget what I said about Galarraga starting

Do you know about the plan? Good, because the plan has changed.

Eddie Bonine will now start on Wednesday in place of Armando Galarraga, who was going to start in place of Nate Robertson. That rotation spot is now Bonine’s for the next three weeks. Barring more injuries — and that’s certainly possible — Galarraga and Robertson will pitch out of the bullpen.

Washburn is still starting.

Washburn, Galarraga appear set for starts

It isn't quite written in ink yet, but Jarrod Washburn and Armando Galarraga appear set to go for the Tigers Tuesday and Wednesday against the Royals. Washburn, whose left knee continues to be a concern, said he's going. Galarraga is playing catch today to see how he feels. Bonine is the second option, and he said he hasn't been told anything about holding back in the bullpen or stretching out.

Sunday: Tigers vs. Blue Jays

It’s much the same lineup Sunday against Ricky Romero that the Tigers trotted out Friday against Brian Tallet, including Curtis Granderson batting seventh as the lone left-handed hitter.

Adam Lind is back in the Blue Jays lineup at DH. He’s a .325 hitter with a 1.001 OPS in day games this year. Not only is Joe Inglett starting again, he’s in right field.

UPDATE @12:20: Joe Inglett was scheduled to be back in the lineup in right field, but he has been scratched with a rib cage strain. Jose Bautista is now batting ninth in RF.


  1. Ryan Raburn, LF
  2. Placido Polanco, 2B
  3. Magglio Ordonez, RF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Marcus Thames, DH
  6. Brandon Inge, 3B
  7. Curtis Granderson, CF
  8. Gerald Laird, C
  9. Adam Everett, SS

P: Rick Porcello


  1. Marco Scutaro, SS
  2. Aaron Hill, 2B
  3. Adam Lind, DH
  4. Vernon Wells, CF
  5. Lyle Overbay, 1B
  6. Juan Encarnacion, 3B
  7. Travis Snider, LF
  8. Raul Chavez, C
  9. Joe Inglett Jose Bautista, RF

P: Ricky Romero