I hesitate to say what the Tigers could do with a win today, for fear of invoking the jinx, but you know what I'm talking about. Rhymes with "leap"?
Edwin Jackson was flat-out robbed on Tuesday night, after pitching one of the best games we've seen from a Tigers starting pitcher in quite a while. Hopefully, the bullpen does a better job of supporting him today. Jackson faced the Rangers once last season, holding them to one run and five hits in six innings at The Ballpark in Arlington.
Kevin Millwood also started off his season strong, holding the Indians to one run and five hits over seven innings in the Rangers' home opener. In two starts against the Tigers last season, he went 1-0 with a 2.81 ERA,. However, he wasn't great on the road last year, posting a 5.05 ERA in 16 starts.
No matter what happens today, I think I'll miss seeing Elvis Andrus and Josh Hamilton wear those downflap hats. (Are those available to the public yet? Our ears get cold, too.)