Lovullo names Clippers starting rotation
On the same day the Indians named Zach Jackson as the final member of the bullpen, the Clippers named the starting rotation. Torey Lovullo said today that David Huff, Jeremy Sowers, Aaron Laffey, Kirk Saarloos, and Jack Cassel are slated to make up the Columbus staff. Huff pitched in today’s scrimmage game and is on pace to be the opening day starter, but Lovullo said the exact order isn’t set. “We haven’t determined an exact schedule yet, but we should have something in the next couple days.” he said.
One thing is for sure, the southpaw trio of Huff, Sowers, and Laffey will be divided by the two right-handers, ”I won’t put all those lefties together”, Lovullo said “we’ll break them up with (the other two).” That means if Huff is indeed the Opening Day starter, then Saarloos or Cassel would probably start the second game.
The #5 starter would be slated to pitch the Huntington Park opener on April 18th against Toledo. The new park opens after a nine-game trip trough Louisville, Indianapolis and Toledo.