Nate Robertson, LH Jaret Wright, RH (1-0, 3.18) (0-1, 15.43) CF C Granderson 2B B Roberts 2B P Polanco 3B M Mora DH G Sheffield RF N Markakis RF M Ordonez SS M Tejada SS C Guillen DH A Huff C I Rodriguez LF J Gibbons 1B S Casey 1B K Millar LF C Monroe CF C Patterson 3B N Perez C A Castillo
Here's the good news: Jaret Wright's WHIP (3.86) is slightly below the league average ERA (3.93). Huh? Huh?
We can look forward to Jaret Wright in June, July and September, if he's healthy. That's when he's mediocre instead of terrible!
OK, enough busting of Wright's chops. He's actually very good against Detroit for his career, with a 3.39 ERA in 66 1/3 IP. I always like using numbers like that, as if they matter. The Tigers Jaret Wright pitched most of those 66 innings against were not any good. To be fair, the one start he had against Detroit last year, he went 6 1/3 and allowed two earned, with five Ks and a walk. So who knows? Maybe their uniforms anger him.
Robertson is a thoroughly solid No. 3 starter. He has five starts against the O's in his career, with a 3.86 ERA.