Verlander, Porcello will pitch in Cleveland
The pitching assignments are out for next week’s series at Cleveland, and as many figured, Justin Verlander will start Thursday’s finale on four days rest. Rick Porcello is being moved up, too, and will start Wednesday on his normal rest. Doug Fister starts Tuesday’s series opener as planned.
That means Brad Penny will be pushed back a day or two and start next weekend in Baltimore, either Friday or Saturday. Max Scherzer will have the other one, with Fister starting on Sunday.