Macha hints at rotation shuffle (read: moving Parra back)

As part of his write-up on Friday, JSOnline.com writer Anthony Witrado, noted that Ken Macha stated:

“Right now we’re not getting a lot of innings out of our starters.  We’re going to have to reverse that trend. We do have a
few off days coming up where we’ll be able to give people more rest or
skip people in the rotation.”

Read: “The next day off is Thursday, the 18th, which would have been Manny Parra’s to start were we to have a game; but since our next game is on Friday the 19th, I can start our veteran Braden Looper on his usual four days rest, and give Parra six days rest, a chance to learn Detroit hitters by talking with Looper…and pushing Parra back a day in the rotation.”

Not to mention that both Miguel Cabrera and Magglio Ordoñez are right-handed batters that are currently hitting .340 and .309, respectively, against lefties so far this year.  In fact, the Tigers will likely start at least 7 right-handed hitters against Parra, so moving Parra back a spot will not avoid the potential mismatch…just postpone it a day. 

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