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Tigers stay on rotation, rain threatens Game 2

Posted on: October 9, 2011 2:03 pm
Edited on: October 9, 2011 2:12 pm
 
ARLINGTON, Texas -- When Justin Verlander threw just 82 pitches in a rain-shortened start in Game 1, the Tigers considered changing their rotation and bringing their ace back a day early in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series.

Sunday, they decided against it.

The team announced that Rick Porcello will start Game 4, as scheduled. Verlander will return in Game 5, assuming the Tigers win one of the next three games to keep the series going. The Rangers won the twice rain-delayed Game 1, 3-2, on Saturday night.

Rain is also in the forecast for Sunday night, and a baseball official told CBSSports.com's Scott Miller that MLB is concerned about starting a game that could be subject to multiple delays, and could throw off both teams' pitching plans. There's a chance that Game 2 could be postponed; if so, it would be played Monday, likely in the late afternoon.

In that case, baseball would drop the travel day from the schedule, and pick up with Game 3 on Tuesday in Detroit, as scheduled. No rain is in the Detroit forecast until Thursday, the day of Game 5.

That fits, with Verlander scheduled to pitch that day. The Tigers ace had his Game 1 start in the Division Series ruined by rain, and he pitched just four innings before the rains came Saturday in Texas.

"If anywhere in the country is having a drought, bring me in," Verlander said.

Verlander said Saturday night that he would be available to pitch Game 4, if asked. But since Tigers manager Jim Leyland doesn't plan to use Verlander on short rest, Verlander would only make one more ALCS start, regardless. Given that, it makes more sense to have him at full strength in Game 5, rather than take a chance on having him at diminished strength in Game 4.

Porcello threw two innings after the rain Saturday, but threw only 22 pitches.

Saturday's rain had less effect on the Rangers' plans. C.J. Wilson threw 96 pitches, so bringing him back early was never a consideration.
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