Despite all your arguing about Chris Sale, Max Scherzer and Yu Darvish in regards to the American League Cy Young award, Anibal Sanchez is the league leader in ERA at 2.61. He also leads the league in ERA+, which adjusts for home park effects as well. His 2013 is far and away the best of his career and he’s certainly deserved of some Cy Young consideration, though he’ll fall short of the award itself.
Jose Quintana is still trying to build enough of a resume where a career year actually means something. He’s gotten much deeper into the season without showing the signs of fatigue he exhibited last season, and recently put forth 7 innings of 3 run ball in a losing effort against the Orioles. His ability to stay effective this late into the season may not mean as much in the standings as it would have a year ago, but it indicates that he can be counted on as a member of the rotation moving forward. And now is the time to play for the future.
Conor Gillaspie went 2-2 at the plate last night and still had what was probably the worst night of his career, committing 3 errors, contributing to another and not exactly making the plays on the left side of the diamond that we’re used to seeing him make. Predictably, he’ll get the night off. Young Leury Garcia will join Jordan Danks and Marcus Semien in “hey you’re not usually here” spots.
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Where to Watch
Today’s game will be broadcast on Comcast Sports Net and Fox Sports Detroit. 7:10 Central start time.