Buck Showalter hasn’t officially made his starting rotation for the ALDS, but MASNSports.com’s Roch Kubatko believes it’ll look like this:
Buck will give us division series rotation in few days. Believed to be Tillman, Chen , gonzo and Norris
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) September 22, 2014
That’ll likely mean that Kevin Gausman will pitch from the bullpen.
In the 2-2-1 format, that’ll mean that Miguel Gonzalez and Bud Norris will get the starts in Detroit.
Miguelito did fare well in Detroit this season, giving up eight earned runs in 5.1 innings pitched over two games. But he looked solid against the Yankees in the 2012 ALDS, surrendering just one earned run in seven innings pitched.
As for Norris, he gave up nine earned runs over 12.2 innings pitched in two starts this season. He has a 4.83 ERA on the road, compared to a 2.44 ERA at Camden Yards.