Padilla scratched..Mathis starting
Vicente Padilla has been scratched from Tuesday’s start because he has not fully recovered from the flu. Doug Mathis will start in his place against the Detroit Tigers.
This is the second straight time that Padilla has been scratched from a start for what was diagnosed as the swine flu.
The Rangers are hoping that Padilla will pitch Thursday or Friday against the Mariners.
Derek Holland pitches Thursday but he could get pushed back. He could be pushed back to Friday if Kevin Millwood isn’t ready. Millwood is improving but still unsure if he’ll be able to start on Friday because of a strained gluteus muscle. Dustin Nippert could also make that start.
Tommy Hunter pitches on Saturday. Holland could be pushed back to Sunday if Padilla goes on Thursday and Millwood goes on Friday.