Colorado Rockies: series preview with the Detroit Tigers
The Rockies finished their six game roadtrip with the Kansas City Royals and the Atlanta Braves with a 3-3 record after two straight wins against the Braves to end the trip. They come home for a nine game homestand and the first three games will be against the Detroit Tigers
The Colorado Rockies return home to face the Detroit Tigers tonight at 6:40 MST. Here are some things to look for during the series.
The Tigers faced the New York Yankees in New York for a three game set last Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. On Thursday, there were three separate fights between the two teams and the commissioner’s office announced suspensions from the game on Friday. All of the Tigers suspensions are under appeal but during the series, the Rockies could see some of the best Tigers players be on the shelf (Victor Martinez is already on the disabled list with an irregular heartbeat).
The Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was suspended for seven games, reliever Alex Wilson was suspended for four, and manager Brad Ausmus was suspended for one game. Once their appeals have been heard, they will probably get a game or two knocked off (in the case of Cabrera and Wilson) but they will undoubtedly serve a few games.
If Wilson and Cabrera, in particular, start serving their suspensions during the series, it will give an advantage to the Rockies.