“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.