Jason Marquis (3-4, 4.30) vs. Armando Galarraga (3-2, 2.42), 7:05 p.m. EST
Armando Galarraga can't pitch any worse than he did on Sunday, right? Right? I mean, he couldn't even finish the first inning last time out. So even if he makes it to the second inning, that's some progress. But seriously, Galarraga has allowed five runs or more in four straight starts. And in those 17.1 innings, he's thrown nine strikeouts and nine walks.
Galarraga probably has one more chance after this, since Jeremy Bonderman is scheduled for one more rehab start with Triple-A Toledo, and the Tigers don't have an off-day this week. But if he throws another stinker tonight, perhaps a decision on his status could be made more quickly.
For Colorado, Jason Marquis had one of his best games of the season in his last start. Against the Braves, he gave up just one run and five hits in eight innings. Marquis has pitched better on the road so far this year, with a 3-1 record and 2.79 ERA in four starts.
Here are tonight's starting lineups:
05/23/09 7:05 PM EDT
|Colorado Rockies||Detroit Tigers|
|Dexter Fowler - CF||Curtis Granderson - CF|
|Troy Tulowitzki - SS||Placido Polanco - 2B|
|Todd Helton - 1B||Clete Thomas - RF|
|Brad Hawpe - RF||Miguel Cabrera - 1B|
|Chris Iannetta - C||Magglio Ordonez - DH|
|Seth Smith - LF||Brandon Inge - 3B|
|Garrett Atkins - DH||Ryan Raburn - LF|
|Ian Stewart - 3B||Gerald Laird - C|
|Clint Barmes - 2B||Adam Everett - SS|