Originally written on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 11/9/14
As many know and has been written many times, the beauty of baseball is how often you witness something you have never seen before. Or at least something you hardly expected. Friday night in Detroit was one of those nights as the great Mickey Lolich’s name was removed from the team record book. Detroit Tigers’ righty Anibal Sanchez set about mowing down the Atlanta Braves early and often on his way to a Detroit franchise record 17 strikeouts in his 8 shutout innings. Sanchez was in control throughout keeping Braves hitters completely off-balance by showcasing his array of pitches in nearly any count. Sanchez showed his dominance by getting 14 of his strikeout victims with a swinging third strike on the evening. The Tigers supported the effort of their pitcher by cutting loose on the visitors with a 10-0 drubbing. Sanchez wasn’t even the hottest pitcher in the matchup during pre-game warmups. Atlanta’s Paul Maholm had been pitching wonderfully in the early going building off the best...
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