Found July 20, 2012 on Tigers Weblog:
49-44, 2nd place, 1.5 games back. Your Tigers are now 5 games over for the first time since they were 10-5; or they are 39-39 over their last 78 games. Taking three out of four from a scorching hot Angels team is quite an accomplishment, but the kind of baseball that we’ve expected from the Tigers all season long. If you remove Turner’s start, here’s what the starters did: Porcello: 5.2 8 H 5 ER 3 BB 5K
Fister: 8 IP 2 H 1 ER 2 BB 10 K
Scherzer: 7 IP 3 H 1 ER 4 BB 9 K That’s a 3.04 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 10.45 K/9. We’ll win a lot of baseball games with pitching like that. I know that Porcello was shelled, but he’s going to be in the rotation through the rest of the season. Look for defense to play a big role in this weekend’s series…the White Sox have only allowed 14 ER all season, and are on pace to finish with the second fewest in a full season since 1920. The Tigers have allowed an AL worst 46 unearned runs this season, though they have not allowed any during this 10-2 run. I predict that we take 2 out of 3. Verlander gears up for the division rival; Porcello gives up a few and Sale pitches a gem, the we win a wild one on Sunday as Jacob Turner loses all remaining trade value. Tonight’s Running to a Meeting that Better End Before 6:05 PM Lineup: 1. Jackson, CF
2. Berry, LF
3. Cabrera, 3B
4. Fielder, 1B
5. Young, DH
6. Boesch, RF
7. Avila, C
8. Peralta, SS
9. Santiago, 2B
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