Still, the Tigers are 4-10 and visit Cleveland next. Fortunately, the Indians are reeling after getting punched around in the late innings by Boston. Tonight Detroit sends Armando Galarraga to the mound, taking the place of Dontrelle Willis. The Indians counter with C.C. Sabathia, who has struggled. Justin Verlander vs. Fausto Carmona in Game 2. I'd be happy with a split.
If it's going to take 94 wins to reach the playoffs, Detroit needs to go 90-58 the rest of the way. That's .608 ball. Not impossible, but not easy. Particularly if the pitching remains suspect and the hitting erratic.