Sox’ starter Gavin Floyd will return to the White Sox active roster and start against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday after being on the disabled list since late-August. Floyd is 9-9 with a 4.55 ERA in 2012, which are very Floyd-like numbers.
Lifetime against Detroit, however he is 7-2 with a 3.46 ERA, much better, more consistent numbers than you normally see from him. This may be just what the doctor ordered for the south siders, as veteran pitching is always vital down the stretch.
Pitching Coach Don Cooper has said that lefty Francisco Liriano will be temporarily moved to the bullpen, as he was originally slated to start Wednesday night. Since coming to the Sox via trade in July, Liriano is 2-1 with a 5.09 ERA through 8 starts. That ERA has been elevated quite a bit after his last 3 starts in which he let up a combined 10 runs and gave out 15 free passes.
He will most likely start again in 2012, but with Liriano it seems he can be best “in doses,” if you will. Maybe a little extra rest or time out of the spotlight could be perfect for him.
Posted by GSB! Founder and Managing Editor, Zach Gropper.