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I suppose it is rather promising to say that none of the Tigers primary starters have an ERA above 4.72. In fact, Brad Penny is the only starter above 4.00.
I have never been much for Penny. He has always been rather inconsistent amidst the gems that occur every so often. Still, it is not bad to have under a 5.00 ERA, being at the bottom of the rotation.
Max Scherzer has also been inconsistent, but the budding star's talents are that of a potentially elite player.
I don't think there is a reason to say too much about Justin Verlander other than to say that, coupled with Scherzer, the two have the potential to be a vicious back-to-back hurling pair should Detroit make the playoffs.
Phil Coke has only notched one win (1-5) but his 3.81 ERA is fairly serviceable. After spending time in the bullpen in New York, Coke was expected to have a significant impact on the rotation as part of the Granderson trade.
Coke has also caught the injury bug but after injuring his foot on May 23, Coke is expected to pitch at Triple-A Toledo on Friday before making a start with Detroit on June 8.
Rick Porcello is another piece of the youth that the Tigers are attempting to piece together. Porcello has exhibited a major turnaround in his last several starts, not allowing more than two ERs in seven starts.
Of course, I didn't discuss the bullpen woes.