Found May 18, 2013 on Tigers Weblog:
23-17, 2nd place, .5 games behind Cle (won earlier today) Wow, what a game last night. Spectacular effort by Porcello (that’s now 24 Ks in his last 25 IPs – 3.24 ERA and a .96 WHIP…pretty salty), and the bullpen was almost as good. Luckily, I was at a graduation celebration last night and didn’t have to stomach Valverde in the 9th. Kudos to those of you who stuck it out. Rangers starter Justin Grimm was the AL rookie of the month for April after going 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA and 1.18 WHIP, but it’s been pretty grim since then. In May, he’s 0-3 with a 7.02 ERA. This month his walks are up, the BAA has skyrocketed to .300, and he’s not getting very many groundballs (.88 GO/AO). Note, his BABIP in April was .362, so it looks like he really did simply have a heck of a start, and perhaps now things are starting to even out. Though the Tigers have been known to struggle against unknown struggling rookie guy. Sanchez will be looking for his 8th straight quality start tonight. Remember when JV had a streak like that? Sanchez is currently 4th in the AL with 66 Ks and 5th with a 2.05 ERA.  A win tonight would be huge. I’d love to have a shot at taking the series. ********** A few notes: - The Tigers have 407 hits so far (leads the AL) and 403 pitching Ks (leads all of MLB). - May 25th will be the 25 year celebration of the ’68 team. Tonight’s Lineup: 1. Dirks, LF 2. Hunter, RF 3. Cabrera, 3B 4. Fielder, 1B 5. Martinez, DH 6. Peralta, SS 7. Avila, C 8. Infante, 2B 9. Garcia, CF

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