Tigers to miss Ventura during series in KC
The pitching rotations are mostly out for the upcoming four-game series between the Tigers and Royals, and Yordano Ventura isn’t on the list. He’s scheduled to to start Wednesday at Cleveland.
The Tigers are keeping their rotation on turn, meaning Alfredo Simon Thursday night, Kyle Lobstein on Friday, David Price on Saturday, then Anibal Sanchez in Sunday’s finale. The Royals will start left-hander Danny Duffy on Thursday, have a TBA listed for Friday (probably right-hander Chris Young), then Edinson Volquez on Saturday and Jason Vargas on Sunday.
Ventura would still be on turn face the Tigers next weekend in Detroit, but that could depend on the appeal of his seven-game suspension. Volquez dropped his appeal Monday and is serving his suspension this week, which is why the Royals have a TBA listed for Friday.
Duffy has had an up-and-down April, pitching into the seventh inning once in four starts. He has battled high pitch counts. Volquez has been very good, but he has a rough history against the Tigers (1-2, 5.74 ERA, 9 walks, 12 K’s over 15 2/3 innings in 3 starts).