Saturday, June 8th, 2013
The Tigers beat the Indians 6-4 on Saturday with Rick Porcello pitching 6 strong innings giving up 2 runs but only 1 earned.
Porcello was solid but I was a little concerned early because a lot of his outs were in the air. As a sinker ball pitcher it seemed like he was missing up but getting fly ball outs.
It doesn’t like Prince Fielder, aka PF Money, likes it when a pitcher walks Miggy in front of him. In the 2nd inning Carrasco walked Miguel Cabrera to load the bases. Fielder stepped to the plate and delivered a bases clearing double.
Papa Grande came in to close the game out and as usual, it wasn’t easy. But to be fair, Santana hit a Texas Leaguer that dropped between Infante and Hunter. It was a cheap hit but nothing is ever easy when Papa comes into the game. Valverde walked Gomes but struck out Rayburn and Aviles to end the game.
I’m very concerned about Alex Avila. I have been a huge fan of his since he came into the league but I’m not sure there is a place on any roster for a guy that hits under .200. If he doesn’t get on a little roll in the next week or so, I’m wondering if sending him down to Toledo for a few weeks to work on his stroke might not be a good idea.
I’m not sayin’, I’m just sayin’.
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