We need to get this going earlier than usual. The sports misery that is the fall of 2014 continues. Bullpen cannot get outs. Ever. Ever.
Chen takes on Verlander today. First pitch is supposed to be at 1207. Hopefully the 'Gers can even up the series today.
Well it's playoff time, here's tonight's pitching matchup.
- Max Scherzer
- 18-5, 220.1 IP and a 3.15 ERA
- FIP: 3.12
- K/9: 10.29
- Chris Tillman
- 13-6, 207.1 IP and a 3.34 ERA
- FIP: 4.01
- K/9: 6.51
After a horrific start to the season Tillman has really come on during the 2nd half to become Baltimore's pseudo Ace.
Living in Baltimore this is sort of a dream come true for me, hopefully the Tigers have a good showing here and take a split back home to Comerica with them. I'm heading over to Camden in about 20 minutes but here's a gamethread in case anyone wanted it. EAT EM UP!
EDIT: Posting starting lineups here too
|1.||I. Kinsler, 2B||N. Markakis, RF|
|2.||T. Hunter, RF||A. De Aza, LF|
|3.||M. Cabrera, 1B||A. Jones, CF|
|4.||V. Martinez, DH||N. Cruz, DH|
|5.||J. Martinez, LF||S. Pearce, 1B|
|6.||A. Avila, C||J. Hardy, SS|
|7.||N. Castellanos, 3B||R. Flaherty, 3B|
|8.||A. Romine, SS||N. Hundley, C|
|9.||R. Davis, CF||J. Schoop, 2B|
David Price showed up ready to dominate and Ian Kinsler helped the Tigers secure the Central Division Crown.
Not an easy task against the pesky Twins, with a tough Gibson matching Price seemingly pitch-for-pitch.
David Price and Ian Kinsler trades paid off big today!!! This team is not perfect, but I like their chances to finally win another World Series this year.
Back to back to back to back AL Central division champions! Could this finally be the year they get it done? GO TIGERS!
It's the last regular season series of the year, let's see if we can keep the momentum after yesterday's binocular fiasco.
- Max Scherzer
- 17-5, 2014.1 IP with a 3.19 ERA
- FIP: 2.86
- K/9: 10.20
- Trevor May
- 3-5, 39.2 IP and a horrific 8.39 ERA
- FIP: 4.64 (much better showing here of actual talent than above number)
- K/9: 8.39
- BB/9: 4.76
On paper this looks like a tremendous advantage pitching wise for Detroit, but as they've shown in the past the Twins seem to hit our starters better than all others. The Magic number right now is at 3 with a chance with some luck to be down to a single game by the end of the night. Eat em up Tigers, eat em up!