It's Zach Miner on the hill for Detroit tonight, after planned starter Armando Galarraga was scratched with a "severe sore throat." He'll face a lineup bereft of Kevin Youkilis, serving the first of his five games' suspension, and Victor Martinez, who is receiving a night off. That makes for arguably the worst possible lineup among all the possible DH/1B/3B/C combos, and just shy of the worst possible defense (Ortiz at first, Kotchman at DH being the worst possible). So it should be a fun game against a pitcher who hasn't started since May 2 but has a better ERA than the guy he's replacing but has given up five runs in 6.1 innings against the Sox so far this season.
Looking for three straight and to keep pace with those pesky Yankees. Comment away!