Even though the Tigers’ World Series opponent hasn’t yet been determined, Jim Leyland announced that he will go with the same rotation that got his team to the World Series.
Tigers beat writer for MLB.com, Jason Beck tweeted that Leyland would be going with Verlander, Fister, Sanchez and Scherzer in that order once the World Series begins on the road in either San Francisco or St. Louis on Sunday.
Leyland: "There's no secret to my rotation. My rotation is Verlander, Fister, Sanchez, Scherzer."
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) October 21, 2012
With this rotation it gives Leyland plenty of options beyond Game 4 enabling him to utilize the best pitcher in the league Justin Verlander twice and pitching Doug Fister out of the bullpen in an emergency elimination game.
h/t: Jason Beck