Any skipper worth his lineup card knows that a 162-game marathon requires more than five starters.
So when Doug Fister strained his left side during Saturday's start, Jim Leyland had a backup plan ready to go. Or maybe not:
“I have no clue who’s gonna start, absolutely none,” Leyland said Sunday. “[Reliever Brayan] Villarreal has joined the team and we will have a starter at the appropriate time. Who it is, I have no clue. None.”
Casey Crosby? John Lannan? Duane Below? Roy Oswalt? Andy Oliver? Mike Maroth? Hal Newhouser? Mark Fidrych? The "Eat 'Em Up Tigers" guy? Spin the wheel ...