Lefty Eric Skoglund was called up from Triple-A Omaha to make his Major League debut tonight at home against division rival Detroit. Fellow lefty Danny Duffy was placed on the DL and he is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.
This is the lineup Skoglund will be facing:
- 2B Dixon Machado
- 3B Nick Castellanos
- 1B Miguel Cabrera
- DH Victor Martinez
- RF JD Martinez
- LF Justin Upton
- C John Hicks
- CF JaCoby Jones
- SS Jose Iglesias
Oh and he is facing Justin Verlander.
Skoglund started the season in Double-A NW Arkansas, but after one start with the Naturals, he was promoted to Omaha, where he made eight starts. They were up-and-down starts for Skoglund, until his last two.
In those last two starts, Skoglund allowed five runs on nine hits (three home runs) and two walks over 14 innings. He struck out 13.