DETROIT, MI - JUNE 01: Casey Crosby #45 of the Detroit Tigers watches Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankess round first base after hitting a second inning grand slam during the game at Comerica Park on June 1, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
The Detroit Tigers will host the struggling Colorado Rockies this weekend in a three game set.
The Detroit Tigers couldn't have picked a better time to host the reeling Colorado Rockies at Comerica Park than this weekend. Usually solid in interleague play, the Rockies' awful season has seen them go winless in their first eight games against AL competition. They're also nursing an eight game winless streak in general. The Tigers, on the other hand, are 6-3 in interleague play after
Casey Crosby will pitch in game one against the Rockies as the Tigers look forward to getting Doug Fister back for game two. The rookie is 1-1 with a 9.35 ERA, numbers that the Rockies tough offense will be looking forward to facing. They'll still need to get a strong outing out of Jeff Francis, a former Rockies ace who was shipped away in 2011 but brought back last weekend, and his first start with the Rox didn't provide much confidence as he gave up eight innings to the Los Angeles Angels.
Crosby will be happy to hear that he will not have to face NL All-Star candidate Troy Tulowitzki, who recently aggravated an already persistent groin injury. Losing Tulo has knocked some of the pop out of Colorado's attack, helping the awful pitching to lead to that eight game losing streak.
The game will be at Comercia Park at 7:05 p.m. ET.