Tigers-Royals postponed, Sanchez pushed to Friday

As expected, the cold, rainy forecast across Michigan this afternoon led to an early postponement of today’s Tigers-Royals finale at Comerica Park. The game will be made up with a 1:08 contest on Thursday, June 19, tacked onto the end of the Royals’ next trip into town. It was an off day for both teams, and neither would be playing 21 days in a row.

As for the Tigers rotation, Anibal Sanchez — who hasn’t faced Major League hitters in a game setting since March 12 — has been bumped to Friday’s series opener against the Orioles. Rick Porcello moves back to Saturday, while Justin Verlander stays on turn Sunday. That means Drew Smyly’s spot will be skipped, which makes sense given Brad Ausmus’ previous statements on watching Smyly’s innings. With three off-days in an eight-day span starting next week, the Tigers could go without a fifth starter until April 19 and pitch Smyly in relief until then if they wanted.

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It is pretty crappy out – thanks for the update Jason

Mike Belfiore?

Stockpiling any lefty who can stand upright at this point.

Hey, I am a lefty and I can stand upright. However, I am 42. Jamie Moyer, anyone?
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— Bob

Yep it’s gross out , unfortunately it looks to be very rainy tomorrow too but not as cold.

Hey I’m a lefty too Bob. And I can stand AND juggle. However, at my age, my fastball is actually a change up.

bob, marty2 and mike belfiore….all lefties

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