Gameday Thread, #44: 5/21 vs. Tigers

Estes (4-3, 3.83)
Robertson (1-3, 3.23)

We get to send up who mlb.com referred to as our "ace lefty" - a term we didn't expect to hear much around these parts after the departure of the Big Unit. Estes has been, as Random Fandom described him, the biggest starting pitching surprise. But I think Brad Halsey might argue the ace lefty thing, since he has a better WHIP and ERA.

The Tigers counter with Nate Robertson, another leftie - Cruz to the #2 spot again? - who's a fastball/slider guy, but there are apparently questions about his stamina, and he's only reached 100 pitches once this year. He has also walked 21 in only 39 innings, and that credible ERA is largely because ten of his 24 runs allowed were unearned. Patience should be the watchword for Arizona today.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join AZ Snake Pit

You must be a member of AZ Snake Pit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at AZ Snake Pit. You should read them.

Join AZ Snake Pit

You must be a member of AZ Snake Pit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at AZ Snake Pit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker