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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3 thoughts on “Tigers 9 White Sox 1”
The best thing about tonight was Porcello. He pitched very well, and now JV is officially the 5th best starter on this staff, statistically speaking.
Good to see Fielder hit today, but let’s face it, the Sox were horrible on defense. I’ll wait to see more offense before I get too excited. I honestly won’t be expecting much tomorrow. Hope I’m wrong.
Miggy looks like he is expanding the strike zone again. And when he does hit it there isn’t any jump off his bat. I’ll reserve judgment until the home stand.
In my world Peralta means one thing….the Tigers are scared. They have read this blog enough to know they have a hole in left. You take a guy who has never played outfield in his career, been off for 50 games and play him ’cause he was a .300 hitter 50 games back. If this happens it tells us a sad story. How much worse can he be? Much worse. Other than that we come home and KC is the deal. They are playing for everything a contender can play for. What we show in that series I suspect is what we see if we get to October. King Felix is hurt right now stay’s that way next week well I never wish harm to anyone however we miss him fine with me. By then it will be a much better world or we will be living in Hell. Quite a swing.
It is obvious the Tigers don’t think Castellanos is the answer. If they did, he’d be starting every game regardless of who’s pitching.
The Tigers get very little production from left field and the defense isn’t the greatest either. I don’t care what stupid metric people us to try to convince me of Dirksy’s greatness. My eyes don’t lie, HE BLOWS!