Phister Was Phantastic…

Behind 8 phabulous innings from Doug Fister, the Tigers took game one of the weekend series with the Phillies, 2-1.

Fister allowed only 3 hits, struck out 6, walked 1, allowed only 1 unearned run, and lowered his ERA to 3.67 tonight at Comerica Park.

The Tigers had a patchwork lineup today, with Torii Hunter, Miguel Cabrera, and Omar infante all out with injuries.  There wasn’t much hitting to speak of, the Tigers only managed 6 hits off of Philly pitching.  All the damage was done in the 5th inning when Hernan Perez walked with one out.  Ramon Santiago followed with a double putting runners at second and third.  Alex Avila then drove in both Perez and Santiago when he pounded a double into the gap in left center giving Fister a lead he wouldn’t relinquish.

Joaquin Benoit came on in the 9th to earn his 10th save of the season. allowing only a lead off single to Jimmy Rollins.

The Tigers and Phillies are back at it tomorrow night when Scherzer goes for his 15th win of the season.

I’m getting very concerned about Infante’s injury.  If he can’t come back, that gives the Tigers a hole at second and left field.  I know it is a small sample but I don’t think Hernan Perez is an everyday second baseman, at least not yet.  He made an error tonight that led to Philly’s only run.  I guess the bigger concern is if Miggy is out for a while and Fielder doesn’t hit, this could get ugly, soon.

“God, I love baseball.” – Roy Hobbs | The Natural

3 thoughts on “Phister Was Phantastic…

  1. Well we saw top tier pitching on two fronts last night Fister was Phantastic yes…..however what may have been most telling was the fact that in a 1 run game Benoit gave up a lead off single and then shut em down now we have a closer. (I hope) So I predict the biggest pitching performance will be the one we don’t see from Cliff Lee today. This means Miggy/Hunter sit today JL expects to win today with Max. That happens we win the series and Sunday JL don’t care cause he won the series so they sit Sunday with Monday off we see someone return vs Nats Tuesday. We don’t win today all bets off! Go Rangers!

    • Nebraska, if Mush Mouth thinks he can continue you win with that shit bird lineup he might be rudely awakened. At the beginning of the season if I told you Tui and Dirks would be in the corner, with Santiago at 3rd and Perez at 2nd what would the over under for wins have been, 40? MM better hope Scherzer has perfect stuff. The last time I checked baseball games can’t end in a tie. You’re probably right, as usual, but I think that’s asking for a lot.

  2. You really want to have some fun? Go to the Phil site on MLB and read the comments under Phils try to snap skid…..really

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