Tigers’ fifth starter candidate Duane Below looks to put one more lasting impression on Tigers manger Jim Leyland in his start against the Orioles today.
Duane Below will need to be on his A-game today against the Orioles if he wants to be the Tigers fifth starter. Below’s numbers haven’t really been that impressive this Spring, 1-0 with a 4.38 ERA, 12.1 IP, 8SO and 6BB.
While Duane is the more experienced starter then the remaining guy Drew Smyly, has the better stuff and mound presence in my opinion. Below should make the Tigers squad but not as a starter but, as a long man/spot starter.
Even if Below pitches well today, I still think the final rotation spot has already been won by rookie lefty Drew Smyly.