On Tuesday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers will continue their rare 5-game series at Comerica Park against the Minnesota Twins.
The Tigers will play a doubleheader against the Twins on Tuesday followed by a night game on Wednesday and then another afternoon game on Thursday.
As you can see below, the Tigers’ rotation for their series against the Twins will continue with Rony Garcia and Joey Wentz, who was called up as the 27th man.
On Wednesday, Tarik Skubal, who has been the Tigers’ ace this season, will be on the mound, while rookie Alex Faedo is scheduled to get the nod on Thursday.
Detroit Tigers rotation for remainder of series vs. Minnesota Twins.
Tuesday (GM1) – Rony Garcia
Tuesday (GM2) – Joey Wentz
Wednesday – Tarik Skubal
Thursday – Alex Faedo
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Tarik Skubal has been the Detroit Tigers’ ace
Heading into the 2022 season, Tarik Skubal was not supposed to be the Tigers’ ace but that is exactly what he has been over his first nine starts.
In those starts, Skubal is 3-2 with an impressive 2.44 ERA and a 1.026 WHIP.
What has really stood out about Skubal is that he has struck out 55 and walked just nine batters in 51.2 innings of work.
One of the main reasons for his success in 2022 is his offspeed pitches, which he has really started to get command of and trust.
From The Athletic:
“I just changed one finger, and that’s really been it,” Skubal said. “It’s been huge to make that one little minor adjustment and have the profile of the pitch completely change.”
“I’m just more confident in where they’re going,” Skubal said. “I have a better idea of where the pitches are going and where they’re gonna end up. … I think that’s what it is. I think I’m just more confident in my pitchability.”
The Detroit Tigers, who are now 18-29, will look to pick up another series win.