Justin Verlander picked up his eighth win despite allowing five runs on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts over six innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Prior to Tuesday's start, it was posted here that Verlander owned the best winning percentage in interleague play at .917 (22-2). We also warned you that those numbers were coming from a much different pitcher than he is right now. Well, here we are and he's improved his winning percentage, but was that win worth it considering the damage done to your ratios? His streak of three-straight quality starts has come to an end and he's now sporting a 4.84 ERA with a 1.48 WHIP. Yuck.ANALYST: Howard Bender
David West will start for injured Tim Duncan on Tuesday.
In his last start David West had 10 minutes of play. Greg Popvich has been going towards more of a committee to fill-in for the hurting Tim Duncan. This has made the front-court a frustrating spot on the Spurs, unless it's LaMarcus Aldridge. There should be no reason for anyone to play David West, unless they lost a bet. Analysis: Mike Cahill
Michael Carter-Williams will come off the bench on Tuesday.
There has been talks going around that Michael Carter-Williams could get traded. Carter-Williams is a former Rookie of the Year winner, but has been inconsistent with the Bucks. The Bucks could be looking to build their roster differently and get what they can for the 24 year-old. Jerryd Bayless is the guy to watch and potentially pick up, especially if Carter-Williams gets traded. Analysis: Mike Cahill
Greg Monroe will come off the bench on Tuesday.
It appears that Greg Monroe will still get big minutes even though he is not starting. This could be a move by Kidd to get a spark out of the team. Monroe has been one of the more productive players for the Bucks and is averaging over 30 minutes per-game with 16.5 points and 9.6 rebounds. If you don't mind him not starting, he should still be worth a play. Analysis: Mike Cahill