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Well, last night was a hide tanning. To be honest, 10 runs isn’t much considering over 1 out of every 2 Rangers batters reached based. The Rangers were 5-18 with RISP and had only 4 XBH. 4 out of 19. That’s incredible.
Despite all of that, what was most frustrating to me was that the Tigers let Yu Darvish out of the game with only 1 ER, despite 5 walks, 1 WP and 121 pitches in 6 1/3.
But it’s a long season and there are going to be a few more 10-3 losses in the coming months. So on to tonight’s match-up. A win tonight and all will be good in the D.
Last time Porcello and Harrison matched-up they both pitched well in a rainy ALCS game 4 until they were pulled late in the game. I don’t remember what happened after that. Harrison has historically struggled with the Tigers, to the tune of 1-4 with a 6.89 ERA.
Porcello has been dynamite both times out this year. He’s reached the 7th in both games and has only walked 1 batter thus far.
Tigers look to keep the Raburn/Inge winning streak alive…
1. Jackson, CF
2. Boesch, DH
3. Cabrera, 3B
4. Fielder, 1B
5. Young, LF
6. Raburn, RF
7. Peralta, SS
8. Avila, C
9. Inge, 2B
BEST OF MAXIM
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