The Tigers don’t have any lefty starters in their rotation so lefty killer Jesus Montero doesn’t look to be getting any starts. Instead it will be old faithful, Jorge Posada, who will get all five starts, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
“Our intent is to use Jorgie as our DH,” Girardi said. “We will go with that, and you just play it out.”
Posada hit .269 with an .814 OPS against righties this year so he should have no problem handling the starting duties. The question will be whether or not Joe Girardi is willing to use Montero to pinch hit against lefties.
Jack Curry of the YES Network tweeted earlier today that the Yankees aren’t expected to carry Austin Romine on ALDS roster so that would leave just Montero as the backup. If he pinch hits against lefties that would leave them with no backup catcher in the event of an emergency.