Skubal allowed three runs on five hits across seven innings but did not factor into the decision in Thursday's win over the Guardians. He walked one and struck out five. Skubal probably deserves more than the three wins he has in nine starts this season, but Detroit has been sluggish offensively. The lefty has still pitched great with a 2.44 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 55 strikeouts across 51.2 innings this year. With Eduardo Rodriguez (ribs) and Casey Mize (elbow) both on the injured list at the moment, Skubal has emerged as the team's clear ace. He'll look to keep it rolling in his next scheduled outing Tuesday as part of a doubleheader against the Twins.
Skubal (shin) completed his between-starts bullpen session Monday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Assuming Skubal's left shin isn't aching too much following the side session, he looks like he'll be good to go with few restrictions (if any) when his next turn in the rotation comes up Thursday at home versus the Guardians. Skubal's previous start over the weekend against the Guardians was cut short after he took a comebacker off the shin.
Skubal (lower leg) has a bruise on his left shin but is scheduled to make his next turn through the rotation Thursday against the Guardians, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. The 25-year-old had Friday's start cut short after being struck by a line drive, but the injury appears to be a minor concern. Skubal still finished with five shutout innings and has a 21:5 K:BB and 0.83 WHIP over 18 scoreless frames in his past three outings. The lefty will still receive an extra day between starts to rest up, so he'll take on Cleveland at home rather than pitching Wednesday at Minnesota.
Skubal was diagnosed with a left leg contusion after exiting Friday's game against the Guardians, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports. Skubal was hit by a comebacker at the end of the fifth inning Friday and immediately went to the clubhouse with a trainer after limping off the field. He'll be reevaluated by the Tigers' medical staff Saturday but should tentatively be considered day-to-day. If he's cleared to make his next turn through the rotation, he's projected to face Minnesota on the road Wednesday.
Skubal was removed from Friday's game against Cleveland after taking a liner off his leg, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports. Skubal was able to limp off the field after being hit by a comebacker to end the fifth inning, but he went to the clubhouse with a trainer and was replaced in the bottom of the sixth. Prior to his departure, the southpaw allowed four hits and no walks while striking out five in five scoreless innings. The nature and severity of his injury aren't yet clear, and whether he's forced to miss time remains to be seen.
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