Indians lead the series 2-0
|Fri 07/16|| WP: Jake Westbrook (6 - 5) |
LP: Max Scherzer (6 - 7)
|2 - 8 loss|
|Sat 07/17||7:05 PM EDT|
|Sun 07/18||1:05 PM EDT|
Rick Porcello: 4-7, 6,14 ERA, 13 games. (No data available for Porcello from SBN)
#51 / Pitcher / Cleveland Indians
Oct 17, 1983
|2010 - Mitch Talbot||8-8||17||17||1||0||0||0||108.1||106||54||48||9||44||54||3.99||1.38|
Not so breaking news: As we all suspected, Daniel Scherleth was optioned to Toledo after game one in order to make room for Rick Porcello on the 25 man roster.
Obviously, the story we're all watching tonight is how effective Porcello is in his return to the big leaques. Kid Rick was sent down to Toledo to get himself "Scherzered", and fix whatever was ailing him. With the Mud Hens, Porcello wasn't great, but he wasn't awful, as shown by his 1-2 record with a 3.21 ERA in four starts.
The Tigers would love to keep Porcello in the rotation, but have not committed to anything more than tonight's start. This is Porcello's chance to reclaim what was once rightfully his.
The Tigers really could use a win tonight. Starting off the second half of the season by losing three straight to the not very good Indians is unacceptable. It's not fun to watch, either.
For a team known to collapse like a three-legged card table after the All-Star break under the tutelage of Jim Leyland, this has not been a very encouraging series.