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DETROIT -- Another rough return from the disabled list for pitcher Jordan Zimmermann could potentially put his spot in the Tigers rotation in peril. Jake DeBrusk Jersey .Zimmermann, who has served two stints of a month or more on the disabled list for a neck injury since July, got rocked in the Tigers 11-3 loss to Baltimore on Saturday night, surrendering six runs on four hits with three walks in just one inning (plus four batters faced in the second inning).After the defeat, which left the Tigers trailing the Orioles by one game in the race for the second wild card, manager Brad Ausmus did not commit to Zimmermann making his next start or remaining in the rotation.Thats something to be discussed, Ausmus said. We havent decided that yet.The Tigers appear to have a few different choices. They can keep Zimmermann on regular rest and have him make his next start Thursday against the Twins, use rookie Michael Fulmer in that game, or seek a spot start from either Mike Pelfrey or Buck Farmer.Pelfrey, who was recently moved to the bullpen, is available for only 60 pitches, however, and Farmer will be unusable for at least the next few games because of his workload in long relief Saturday night.When Zimmermann was asked whether he expects to make what would be his regular start Thursday, he said: I hope so. I mean, I hope Im pitching in five days. They havent come and told me anything yet.?Zimmermanns outing on Saturday was frustratingly similar to his last appearance -- another truncated start on Aug. 4 in which he gave up six runs in 1.2 innings pitched before promptly returning to the disabled list.But the 30-year-old insisted he felt good physically and was not hampered by injury.I feel good. I feel like Im back to my old self. I just wasnt able to locate pitches, and its pretty embarrassing going one-plus innings and giving up six runs, Zimmermann said.Ausmus did not seem worried that Zimmermanns health was in question. Previously, Zimmermann admitted to rushing his last comeback attempt, which ultimately resulted in another long absence.Ive never been told that he wasnt 100 percent, Ausmus said. He pitched his rehab, and after his last rehab start he said he felt really good. Thats why we went forward.It was clear from the first inning, however, that this was not the same Zimmermann who began his Tigers tenure with a phenomenal first half and earned American League Pitcher of the Month honors after posting a 5-0 record and a 0.55 ERA for the month of April.Zimmermann began the game by serving up a first-pitch home run to Adam Jones and, three batters later, gave up a two-run shot to Chris Davis. The Orioles have been punishing opponents with their slugging abilities, and the Tigers were no exception Saturday night. When Zimmermann was removed from the game in the second inning, Detroit was already in a 5-1 hole.I was trying for the corner and Id miss 5 inches off or down the middle, Zimmermann said. In a lineup like this, its going to be a long night if youre doing that, and as you saw, thats what happened tonight.Complicating matters is that the Tigers are faced with uncertainty about their rotation while the team is in the midst of a heated playoff race. Ausmus was peppered with questions both before and after the game about whether he contemplated saving Zimmermanns return for the clubs upcoming series against the Minnesota Twins, who have floundered against Detroit this season, rather than an opponent against whom they are jockeying for position.Considering the Tigers face the American League Central-leading Cleveland Indians this weekend, those types of questions -- and the ensuing scrutiny over pitching matchups -- are expected to persist as Detroit tries to snag a postseason spot.We need to win games, Ausmus said of the teams precarious position. Well decide whats going to best help us win games.Zimmermann, who said he has never experienced a stretch like this in his entire career, was frustrated he could not do that on Saturday.Were in it, and you want to go out there and pitch a good game and keep racking up these wins, he said. I was terrible tonight. So this loss is on me. Charlie Coyle Jersey . 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Veteran Sydney s[printer Dances on Stars is expected to respond to a new training regime when he begins his seventh Queensland campaign at Eagle Farm.Seven-year-old Dances on Stars, a regular visitor in the summer and winter, will be having his 17th start in Queensland in Saturdays Open Quality (1500m).His best win in Queensland was the 2014 Gold Coast Prime Ministers Cup but he has run minor placings in races such as the BRC Sires, Queensland Guineas, Ken Russell Memorial, Champagne Classic and Gold Coast Guineas.Dances on Stars has been well beaten at his two starts this campaign in Sydney but trainer Gerald Ryan is expecting an improvement on Saturday.It is probably the easiest race he has been in for some time. Also I have changed his training about and I am looking at running him in longer races such as Saturdays this time, Ryan said.He is yet to win past 1350 metres but I think he can get further with the change in the way we have been getting him ready. Brandon Carlo Jersey. .One thing he always seems to race well in Queensland.Ryan was able to get Kerrin McEvoy, who is in Brisbane for the State of Origin jockeys series, for Dances on Stars.Meanwhile Ryan said he did not want a really wet track for his filly Suspenders in the Listed Mode Plate (1200m).I know she has won two from two on soft going but I dont know if she will get through the really heavy, Ryan said.She has had a trial when placed behind Winning Rupert since her last run in October. She has been in Queensland for a while and I just hope we get the right conditions, Ryan said.South East Queensland has been hit by storms this week but the weather is expected to be clear on Saturday. ' ' ' 
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