The Tigers ended their 3 game skid with a 9-1 victory over the White Sox tonight at US Cellular field in Chicago.
The story of this game was Rick Porcello. Ricky pitched the first complete game of his career, He allowed one earned run, seven hits, walked one, and struck out 5. He really looked good tonight and the Tigers needed it.
The offense put up 9 runs but you’ll forgive me if I don’t get too excited. Five of the nine runs scored were unearned. The White Sox defense aided the Tigers offense with four errors, three of them by third baseman Conor Gillaspie.
Prince and Alex Avila each had 4 hits tonight but Miggy was 0-5 and something just doesn’t look right with him.
The Indians lost tonight so the Tigers’ lead is back up to 5.5.
Let’s see what the offense does tomorrow with Anibal Sanchez on the mound in the rubber game of the series.
On a another note, I heard that Jhonny Peralta will rejoin the team for the last week of the season. From what I can make out of Dombrowski’s comments, he is definitely not coming back to play shortstop. John Keating said on the pre-game that Peralta was fielding fly balls. Does this mean that the Tigers plan to put Peralta in left? That’s the only thing I can think of and if he hits, it might not be a bad idea. I think the Tigers have run out of corner outfield experiments. I don’t think Dirks, Tui, or Castellanos are legitimate options for an everyday left fielder. I guess I’m not sure Peralta is either but how much worse can he be? I guess we’ll find out soon enough.
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