Of course, the other big change for Detroit today is the starting pitcher: Right-hander Rick Porcello will get the nod, while left-hander Duane Below returns to the bullpen. It would have been nice to see what Below could do as a starter -- and you always like the "local boy done good" angle. You also like to see a team with a stronger bullpen, and putting Below back in it should help.
Republishing what I said yesterday:
Hochevar, as Rob noted earlier in his preview, may have an ERA of 4.98 for the season but has been pretty good outside of a seven-run first inning against the Indians on April 17. He's been quite tough on right-handers so far this year, as they are batting .143 against him with a paltry .404 OPS. Lefties have hit .308 with a .783 OPS against him. Hochevar allows a higher batting average and better on-base percentage to lefties in general, as his career splis and 2011 splits show.
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