When Drew Smyly isn’t picking, he’s pitching, and he pitches tonight for the Tigers in the second of a three-game series with the Texas Rangers.
Lineups after the jump:
Tigers (D. Smyly – L)
Rangers (Y. Darvish – R)
Last time the Tigers faced Yu Darvish, he went 6+, allowed one earned and struck out five (and walked five). The Tigers lost, 10-3.
The Tigers are throwing a lefty at Yu and the Rangers again, but he’s better than Adam Wilk. Collin Balester and Daniel Schlereth will not pitch. And the Tigers’ bats appeared to heat up with the weather last night. It’s conceivable that tonight will yield a completely different outcome than that of April 19.