|DETROIT ( FULMER )|
HOUSTON ( MCCULLERS )
|925||DETROIT||+205||Ov 9,-105||+170||Ov 8,-105|
|926||HOUSTON||-225||Un 9,-115||-180||Un 8,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||4-5||+2||4-5||4.1||0.222||0.281||0.447||0.728||5.6||0.249||0.327||0.468||0.796|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||+1.3||2-5||3.7||0.231||0.294||0.440||0.734||4.3||0.234||0.295||0.433||0.728|
|vs Right-handed Starters||2-2||-2||2-2||4.2||0.239||0.297||0.493||0.789||4.0||0.263||0.313||0.431||0.744|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-6.6||3-4||3.6||0.242||0.292||0.421||0.713||5.4||0.262||0.328||0.475||0.804|
|4/9/2021||HOLLAND(L)||@ CLEVELAND||PLESAC(R)||1-4||L||175||9.5 un||U||4||3||1||7||4||0|
|4/10/2021||SKUBAL(L)||@ CLEVELAND||CIVALE(R)||3-11||L||150||8.5 ev||O||5||2||0||9||4||2|
|4/11/2021||URENA(R)||@ CLEVELAND||ALLEN(L)||2-5||L||155||9.5 un||U||4||6||2||7||7||0|
|4/12/2021||MIZE(R)||@ HOUSTON||GREINKE(R)||6-2||W||230||9 un||U||12||10||0||7||7||0|
|4/13/2021||BOYD(L)||@ HOUSTON||ODORIZZI(R)||8-2||W||170||9 ov||O||11||6||0||8||8||1|
|4/14/2021||FULMER(R)||@ HOUSTON||MCCULLERS JR.(R)|| |
|4/15/2021||SKUBAL(L)||@ OAKLAND||MANAEA(L)|| |
|4/16/2021||URENA(R)||@ OAKLAND||MONTAS(R)|| |
|4/17/2021||MIZE(R)||@ OAKLAND||IRVIN(L)|| |
|4/18/2021||BOYD(L)||@ OAKLAND||BASSITT(R)|| |
|4/20/2021|| ||PITTSBURGH|| || |
|4/21/2021|| ||PITTSBURGH|| || |
|4/1/2021||GREINKE(R)||@ OAKLAND||BASSITT(R)||8-1||W||-105||8.5 un||O||9||8||2||6||7||0|
|4/2/2021||JAVIER(R)||@ OAKLAND||LUZARDO(L)||9-5||W||110||8.5 un||O||14||9||0||8||7||1|
|4/3/2021||MCCULLERS JR.(R)||@ OAKLAND||IRVIN(L)||9-1||W||-125||9 un||O||13||7||1||3||7||0|
|4/4/2021||URQUIDY(R)||@ OAKLAND||MANAEA(L)||9-2||W||105||8.5 un||O||11||4||0||4||4||1|
|4/5/2021||GARCIA(R)||@ LA ANGELS||QUINTANA(L)||6-7||L||105||10 ev||O||11||11||1||10||10||0|
|4/6/2021||GREINKE(R)||@ LA ANGELS||BUNDY(R)||4-2||W||100||9 un||U||7||5||0||7||4||2|
|4/9/2021||MCCULLERS JR.(R)||OAKLAND||MANAEA(L)||2-6||L||-175||8.5 ov||U||8||9||1||7||6||0|
|4/14/2021||MCCULLERS JR.(R)||DETROIT||FULMER(R)|| |
|4/16/2021|| ||@ SEATTLE||KIKUCHI(L)|| |
|4/17/2021|| ||@ SEATTLE|| || |
|4/18/2021|| ||@ SEATTLE|| || |
|4/20/2021|| ||@ COLORADO|| || |
|4/21/2021|| ||@ COLORADO|| || |
|DETROIT: He's Here: Manager AJ Hinch, C Wilson Ramos, OF Nomar Mazara, OF Robbie Grossman, INF Renato Nunez, RHP Jose Urena, RHP Julio Teheran, LHP Derek Holland, RHP Wily Peralta, RHP Drew Hutchison, LHP Robbie Ross Jr., LHP Miguel Del Pozo, C Dustin Garneau, RHP Erasmo Ramirez, INF Greg Garcia.
He's Outta Here: Manager Ron Gardenhire, C Austin Romine, RHP Ivan Nova, RHP Jordan Zimmermann, 1B C.J. Cron, 1B Brandon Dixon, RHP Anthony Castro.
Projected Lineup: LF Robbie Grossman (.241, 8 HRs, 23 RBIs with Athletics), 3B Jeimer Candelario (.297, 7, 29), 2B Jonathan Schoop (.278, 8, 23), DH Miguel Cabrera (.250, 10, 35), SS Willi Castro (.349, 6, 24), 1B Renato Nunez (.256, 12, 31 with Orioles), RF Nomar Mazara (.228, 1, 15 with White Sox) or Victor Reyes (.277, 4, 14), C Wilson Ramos (.239, 5, 15 with Mets), CF JaCoby Jones (.268, 5, 14).
Rotation; LH Matthew Boyd (3-7, 6.71 ERA), RH Spencer Turnbull (4-4, 3.97), RH Casey Mize (0-3, 6.99), LH Tarik Skubal (1-4, 5.63), RH Jose Urena (0-3, 5.40 with Marlins) or RH Michael Fulmer (0-2, 8.78).
Key Relievers: RH Bryan Garcia (2-1, 1.66, 4/6 saves), LH Gregory Soto (0-1, 4.30, 2 saves), RH Joe Jimenez (1-3, 7.15, 5/6 saves), RH Jose Cisnero (3-3, 3.03), RH Buck Farmer (1-0, 3.80).
Outlook: After missing last season while suspended in the aftermath of the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal, Hinch gets his opportunity to manage again with the rebuilding Tigers. He takes over a team that averaged 103 losses from 2017-19 and then finished last in the shortened 2020 season. Detroit does have a handful of highly touted prospects, including Mize and Skubal, who both pitched a bit at the big league level last year. Outfielder Riley Greene, infielder Spencer Torkelson and right-hander Matt Manning are also prospects to watch, although none of them have reached the majors yet. Cabrera is on the downside of his career, but he has a chance to reach 3,000 hits and 500 home runs this season. The Tigers have said they'll consider a six-man rotation, and the lineup could change quite a bit over the course of the season. Isaac Paredes is a candidate to play third base, for example, after making his big league debut last year. A state pandemic order amended in early February said outdoor entertainment and recreational facilities could have no more than 1,000 customers gathered, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office said the state health department has had talks with the Tigers about expanding capacity limits at the ballpark.
|HOUSTON: He's Here: RHP Jake Odorizzi, C Jason Castro, RHP Pedro B'ez, RHP Ryne Stanek, RHP Steve Cishek, OF Steven Souza Jr.
He's Outta Here: CF George Springer, OF Josh Reddick, RHP Roberto Osuna, RHP Chris Devenski, RHP Brad Peacock, LHP Cionel Perez, RHP Cy Sneed.
Projected Lineup: 2B Jose Altuve (.219, 5 HRs, 18 RBIs), LF Michael Brantley (.300, 5, 22, 15 2Bs), SS Carlos Correa (.264, 5, 25), 3B Alex Bregman (.242, 6, 22), DH Yordan 'lvarez (.250, 1, 4 in 2 games), RF Kyle Tucker (.268, 9, 42, 6 3Bs), 1B Yuli Gurriel (.232, 6, 22, 12 2Bs), CF Myles Straw (.207, 0, 8), C Mart'n Maldonado (.215, 6, 24).
Rotation: RH Zack Greinke (3-3, 4.03 ERA), RH Lance McCullers Jr. (3-3, 3.93), RH Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 6.59 in 4 starts for Twins), RH Cristian Javier (5-2, 3.48), RH Jose Urquidy (1-1, 2.73 in 5 starts).
Key Relievers: RH Ryan Pressly (1-3, 3.43, 12 saves), RH Steve Cishek (0-0, 5.40 for White Sox), RH Joe Smith (opted out of 2020 season), RH Pedro B'ez (0-0, 3.18 for Dodgers), RH Josh James (1-0, 7.27).
Outlook: The Astros seek their fourth AL West title in five seasons after keeping last year's team that came a win shy of the World Series largely intact. They relied on a bevy of talented young pitchers to carry them in a season when ace Justin Verlander made just one start. One of those starters, Framber Valdez, broke a finger on his pitching hand in spring training and could miss significant time. That leaves McCullers, Urquidy and Javier needing to take another step forward this season with Verlander out all year after undergoing Tommy John surgery. The rotation got a late boost when Houston added Odorizzi. The 2019 All-Star gives the Astros a veteran to pair with the 37-year-old Greinke and provide stability as some of the young arms develop. They'll have a huge hole in the lineup after leadoff hitter and center fielder Springer signed a $150 million, six-year contract with the Blue Jays after spending his first seven major league seasons in Houston. The Astros brought back veteran outfielder Brantley, who signed a two-year deal to stay with the team, and their offense should get a boost with the return of Alvarez. The 2019 AL Rookie of the Year is healthy after missing all but two games last season after being diagnosed with COVID-19 before having knee surgery. His return should help make up for the loss of Springer in a lineup that also features Bregman, Altuve and Correa, who powered the offense in the playoffs with six homers and 17 RBIs. The Astros announced in January that they would allow about 10,000 fans per game at Minute Maid Park early this season. But they could increase that number before opening day in the wake of the Texas Rangers' decision to allow 100% capacity at their ballpark after Gov. Greg Abbott lifted coronavirus restrictions in the state.
|Last Updated: 5/7/2021 6:55:08 AM EST|