Most Valuable Tiger: Rick Porcello, .456 WPA Least Valuable Tiger: Delmon Young, -.142 WPA Most Valuable Ray: J.P. Howell, .121 WPA Least Valuable Ray: Joel Peralta, -.194 WPA
The Tigers will hope to rebound following a rare poor performance from their ace, Justin Verlander. Rick Porcello will take the hill vs. Jeremy Hellickson and the Tampa Bay Rays tonight. More after the jump
You know how Justin Verlander is invincible? Like, he never gives up more than three runs in a start, he’s always going to get at least a no decision…he’s certainly never going to give up three home runs and he’s going to throw lots of strikes and all that? Well, he’s not invincible. And sometimes [...]
David Price vs. Justin Verlander. The hitters who will have to deal with such problems are beneath the cut.
Two of the bigger complaints surrounding the Tigers recently: Max Scherzer is inconsistent and Miguel Cabrera is underperforming. So it’s no surprise, then, that in a game in which Scherzer put together a third consecutive good start and Cabrera broke out with four hits and a homer, the Tigers dusted off the light-hitting Rays 5-2 [...]
The Tigers travel to Metrodump South Tropicana Field as they open a four game set against the Tampa Bay Rays, who I’m told play the game the right way (as well as with copious amounts of pine tar). Lineups after the jump.
The Tigers are looking to take an improbable two of three in Texas with Doug Fister on the mound against Roy Oswalt and the Rangers. Lineups after the jump.
The temperature at first pitch on Tuesday night was 103 degrees. You can’t call the Tigers’ bats in the first inning that hot because they only had one hit, but two runs to start the game will always be a welcome incense. But after the first inning, Yu Darvish acclimated to the climate, did not [...]