Tigers 7 White Sox 4

Behind six good innings from 2013 Cy Young winner, Max Scherzer, the Tigers earned a split with the White Sox in this four game series.

The only thing I don’t like about Max’s line, while it is hard to complain when he strikes out 10, is that he only lasted six innings.  Max needed 110 pitches to get through six complete.

The Good:

  • The Tigers won.
  • The Tigers scored in five different innings, the second, third, fifth, seventh, and eighth.
  • The Tigers put up seven runs.
  • Max struck out 10 and walked only one.
  • Miggy had three RBIs.
  • Castellanos and Holaday had two hits.
  • Rajai Davis had three hits and two RBIs.
  • Joe Nathan earned his 4th save without surrendering a run.

The Bad:

  • Joba got roughed up today. He allowed two earned runs on three hits in one inning of work.

The Ugly:

  • Nothing today.

The Tigers go to Target Field for a weekend series with the Twins.  Freeway Rick Porcello is on the mound in Minnesota tomorrow.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Tigers 7 White Sox 4

  1. While Max is pitching as he did last year, if he wants to maximize his value on the open market he will need to start pitching deeper into games. Given that he has never earned a complete game in his career, and his age, that is one thing going against him. And his current team. Any starter that doesn’t get 7 strong innings is leaving to to chance with this bullpen – as currently constructed.

    • Sark, I didn’t know Max is without a complete game! I know Freeway Ricky got his first one last year.

      I agree, with this team, the starters have to go at least 7.

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