DETROIT The Detroit Tigers have a rotation with five pitchers registering double-digit wins before the endof August. And so they have a staff built to avoid long losing streaks.
However, the Tigers got drilled, 14-4, on Wednesday night to lose their third straight game to the Oakland As. Detroit has not lost more than four in a row this season, and the main reason for that is Thursday afternoons pitcher.
Max Scherzer is 8-0 this season following a Detroit loss, and he ended a
four-game losing streak back in late April with a win over the Kansas City Royals.
En route to going 19-1 something only two other pitchers have ever attained in 20 decisions Scherzer has first and foremost been the stopper.
Detroit catcher Alex Avila said, Hes been the guy, that when we had a bad game, hes always given us a chance to win the next game.
The Tigers had a pair of three-game losing streaks between June 25 and July 1. The lone victory in that rough, seven-game stretch was by Scherzer at Ta...