Monday, July 29, 2013

Updates for Detroit Tigers Games 99-105

Standings through 7/28/13:

Detroit
59
45
.567
--
Cleveland
56
48
.538
3
Kansas City
51
51
.500
7
Minnesota
45
57
.441
13
Chicago WSox
40
62
.392
18


Team Leaders:
Avg:
Miguel Cabrera
.360
HR:
Miguel Cabrera
32
RBI:
Miguel Cabrera
99
SB:
Andy Dirks
7
Wins:
Max Scherzer
15
Saves:
Joaquin Benoit
10
ERA:
Max Scherzer
3.01
Pit KO:
Max Scherzer
164


Injuries:
07/07/2013
Darin Downs, RP
tendinitis left shoulder
Out
07/04/2013
Omar Infante, 2B
sprained left ankle
Out
04/20/2013
Octavio Dotel, RP
right elbow inflammation
Out


Player News:
07/24/2013
Jair Jurrjens, SP
Signed to a minor league contract
07/24/2013
Darin Downs, RP
Sent to minors for rehabilitation
07/24/2013
Omar Infante, 2B
Sent to minors for rehabilitation
07/23/2013
Rick Porcello, SP
Suspension over


Monday 7/22/13 Detroit-7 White Sox-3
On Monday the Tigers traveled to Chicago to start a four game series with the White Sox. In game one the Tigers sent Max Scherzer to the mound and the Sox countered with Chris Sale, Scherzer earned his 14th win of the season as the Tigers cruised to a 7-3 victory. Scherzer went eight innings while giving up two runs on four hits, no walks and five strikeouts. Phil Coke got the only batter he faced out and Bruce Rondon finished the ninth giving up one run on one hit, a wild pitch, a balk and one strikeout. Sale was saddled with his ninth loss of the season going eight innings while giving up four runs (only two earned as the Sox made three errors in the game) on seven hits, three walks and eleven strikeouts. In the top of the ninth it was a 4-2 game with the sox hopeful they would stage a comeback in the bottom of the innings. Unfortunately the reliever they brought in allowed the Tigers to blow the game wide open, giving up three runs on two hits and one K. David Purcey finished the game giving up a wild pitch, a walk and one hit in 2/3 of an inning. Victor Martinez and Torii Hunter led the offense with V-Mart going 4-5 with three RBI’s and Hunter going 2-5 with a solo homerun. Austin Jackson was 1-5 with a double and one RBI and Prince Fielder was 1-3 with one RBI while Matt Tuiasosopo and Brayan Pena each had one hit. The Tigers collected ten hits, four runs and left eight men on base.


Tuesday 7/23/13 Detroit-6 White Sox-3
The second game of the series saw Chicago send Hector Santiago to the mound opposed by Rick Porcello. Porcello earned his seventh win of the season going seven scoreless innings while giving up four hits, three walks and one strikeout. Al Alburquerque pitched a scoreless eighth but fell apart in the ninth walking two before yielding to Joaquin Benoit who finished the game but not before giving up a two run double to Paul Konerko with both runs charged to Alburquerque. Santiago was charged with his sixth loss of the season going six innings while giving up six runs on five hits, five walks and six strikeouts. Only three of the runs were earned as the White Sox had another bad game defensively committing four errors. Dylan Axelrod finished the game going three scoreless innings while giving up three hits and four strikeouts. Jhonny Peralta and Hernan Perez led the offense with Peralta going 2-4 with a homerun and two RBI’s and Perez going 2-3 with a triple and two RBI’s Don Kelly also had an RBI while Austin Jackson, Torii Hunter, Andy Dirks and Victor Martinez all had a hit in the game.


Wednesday 7/24/13 Detroit-6 White Sox-2
The third game of the four game series between the Tigers and White Sox had Anibal Sanchez toeing the slab for Detroit and John Danks for the Sox. Sanchez came out on top of a 6-2 score earning his eighth win of the season, going six scoreless innings while giving up six hits, one walk and five strikeouts. Bruce Rondon pitched the seventh inning giving up one run on two hits, one walk and one strikeout. Drew Smyly threw a scoreless eighth, giving up one hit and fanning three. The ninth inning was started by Luke Putkonen who lasted 1/3 of an inning while giving up one run on one hit. Phil Coke gave up a hit to the only batter he face before Joaquin Benoit can in a nailed down the win. Danks was saddled with his eighth loss of the season going seven innings while giving up six runs on eleven hits, one walk and three strikeouts. Three Chicago relievers finished the game going a combined two perfect innings fanning two. Prince Fielder, Austin Jackson and Torii Hunter led the attack offensively with Fielder going 2-4 with a homerun and three RBI’s and Jackson and Hunter each going 2-5 with a solo homerun and one RBI. Alex Avila was 1-4 with an RBI while Hernan Perez had two hits and Jhonny Peralta and Don Kelly each had one hit. Alex Avila was charged with his fourth error of the season and the Tigers collected eleven hits, one walk and left six men on base in the contest.


Thursday 7/25/13 Detroit-4 White Sox-7
The final game of the series between the Tigers and White Sox saw Detroit going for the series sweep and Chicago trying to salvage one game. The Sox were successful coming out on the top end of a 7-4 score. Justin Verlander got the start of the Tigers and continued his rollercoaster season recording his eighth loss of the season, going six innings while giving up seven runs on eleven hits, two walks and four strikeouts. Evan Reed finished the game going two scoreless innings while giving up one hit and one walk. Jake Peavy got the start and the win for Chicago, his eighth of the season. Peavy went seven innings while giving up four runs on four hits, two walks and seven K’s. Matt Lindstrom recorded his eleventh win of the season with a perfect ninth inning. All four Detroit runs were scored via the long ball with Torii Hunter clubbing a two run shot and Victor Martinez and Brayan Pena each hitting a solo homerun. Austin Jackson and Jhonny Peralta had the only other hits in the game with each player getting one. Torii Hunter was charged with his third error of the season and the Tigers collected five hits, three walks and left four men on base.


Friday 7/26/13 Philadelphia-1 Detroit-2
After a long seven game road trip the Tigers returned to Comerica Park for a three game series against the Philadelphia Phillies. Game one had the Phillies sending Cole Hammels to the mound and the Tigers countering with Doug Fister. The Tigers and Fister got the win with Fister going eight innings while giving up one run on three hits, one walk and six strikeouts for his ninth win of the season. Joaquin Benoit got his tenth save of the season giving up one hit and fanning one in the ninth. Hammels was charged with his 13th loss of the season going seven innings while giving up two runs on six hits, three walks and six strikeouts. Luis Garcia finished the game for the Phillies with a scoreless ninth inning walking one. Alex Avila drove in both Detroit runs with a fifth inning double and Austin Jackson, Andy Dirks, Jhonny Peralta, Hernan Perez and Ramon Santiago all had one hit. Perez was charged with his first error of the season and the Tigers collected six hits, four walks and left six men on base.


Saturday 7/27/13 Philadelphia-0 Detroit-10
The second game of the inter-league series between the Phillies and the Tigers had Detroit sending Max Scherzer to the mound trying to become the Major League’s first 15 game winner, he was opposed by Raul Valdes. Scherzer got the win going six scoreless innings while giving up one hit and fanning seven. Al Alburquerque and Evan Reed finished the game going a combined three scoreless innings while giving up one hit, one walk and one strikeout. Valdes was charged with his first loss of the season going 3-2/3 innings while giving up nine runs on twelve hits, no walks and three strikeouts. Three relievers combined to go 3-1/3 innings while giving up one run on three hits, one walk and one strikeout. Miguel Cabrera, Matt Tuiasosopo and Victor Martinez led the offense with Cabrera going 2-3 with one homerun and three RBI’s in his first game back after missing three games with a strained hip flexor. Tuiasosopo was 1-4 with a homerun and three RBI’s and Martinez was 3-4 with a double and two RBI’s. Torii Hunter was 3-4 with a double and one RBI and Jhonny Peralta was 2-4 with a double and one RBI. Alex Avila had two hits while Prince Fielder and Hernan Perez each had one hit. The Tigers had fifteen hits, one walk and left six men on base.


Sunday 7/28/13 Philadelphia-4 Detroit-12
The final game of the three game series between the Phils and the Tigers saw Detroit going for the sweep and Philadelphia trying to save face after getting crushed Saturday evening. Unfortunately for the Phillies they were routed by the Tigers 12-4, giving the Tigers the series sweep. The Tigers out-scored the Phillies 24-5 in the series. Rick Porcello took the mound for Detroit earning his eighth win of the season going six innings while giving up three runs on three hits, two walks and three strikeouts. Drew Smyly pitched a scoreless seventh inning fanning one. Bruce Rondon threw the eighth inning giving up one run on two hits and Phil Coke threw a scoreless ninth fanning one. Jonathan Pettibone got the start for Philadelphia going five innings while giving up three runs on seven hits, two walks and three strikeouts. Jake Diekman took the loss, his first of the season, going 1/3 of an inning while giving up four unearned runs on one hit and one walk. Luis Garcia took over for Diekman but did no better giving up another four unearned runs on one hit and two walks. Two relievers finished the game going a combined 2-2/3 innings while giving up one run on four hits, two walks and three strikeouts. Jhonny Peralta, Matt Tuiasosopo and Victor Martinez led the offense with Peralta going 2-5 with a grand slam and four RBI’s, Tuiasosopo going 1-1 with a two run single and Martinez going 1-3 with two RBI’s. Don Kelly was 1-3 with one RBI, Hernan Perez was 1-1 with one RBI and Prince Fielder was 0-5 but drove in one run. Ramon Santiago had three hits, Austin Jackson had two hits while Andy Dirks and Alex Avila each had one hit. The Tigers collected thirteen hits, nine walks and left ten men on base.

Upcoming Games:
7/30/13 vs. Washington 7:08(EDT)
7/31/13 vs. Washington 1:08(EDT)
8/2/13 vs. White Sox 7:08(EDT)
8/3/13 vs. White Sox 7:08(EDT)
8/4/13 vs. White Sox 1:08(EDT)



Cumulative stated for the Tigers in 2013:

Hitters:
M.Cabrera
.360
.672
99
378
78
136
254
20
1
32
99
64
67
3
0
11
T.Hunter
.313
.469
92
390
63
122
183
25
3
10
50
18
71
2
1
3
O.Infante
.309
.447
76
291
38
90
130
18
2
6
27
15
31
4
2
4
J.Peralta
.305
.458
99
380
46
116
174
28
0
10
53
32
94
3
3
4
M.Tuiasosopo
.301
.573
49
103
18
31
59
7
0
7
27
19
31
0
0
0
H.Perez
.290
.355
12
31
6
9
11
0
1
0
4
1
7
1
0
1
B.Pena
.276
.372
43
145
13
40
54
5
0
3
17
6
17
0
2
2
A.Jackson
.271
.397
73
310
62
84
123
17
2
6
25
35
73
6
3
2
V.Martinez
.270
.397
103
393
44
106
156
23
0
9
59
34
48
0
1
0
P.Fielder
.261
.440
104
402
52
105
177
21
0
17
75
53
80
1
1
6
A.Dirks
.245
.348
87
302
38
74
105
8
1
7
24
25
61
7
1
1
A.Garcia
.241
.373
30
83
12
20
31
3
1
2
10
4
21
0
1
1
D.Kelly
.236
.378
70
127
24
30
48
4
1
4
15
20
18
2
0
0
B.Holaday
.231
.308
4
13
3
3
4
1
0
0
0
1
2
0
0
1
A.Avila
.193
.309
65
223
23
43
69
8
0
6
26
30
76
0
0
4
R.Santiago
.188
.267
39
101
13
19
27
6
1
0
4
10
19
0
0
1

Pitchers:
J.Benoit
2-0
1.50
42
0
0
23
0
10
42.00
31
7
7
2
12
52
1
D.Smyly
4-0
1.77
40
0
0
8
0
2
61.00
43
12
12
1
14
65
3
A.Sanchez
8-7
2.68
17
17
1
0
1
0
104.00
91
35
31
5
33
119
3
M.Scherzer
15-1
3.01
21
21
0
0
0
0
143.20
101
49
48
14
31
164
3
L.Putkonen
1-1
3.05
21
0
0
7
0
0
20.20
20
8
7
3
7
17
2
E.Reed
0-0
3.18
11
0
0
7
0
0
17.00
19
11
6
1
4
12
1
D.Fister
9-5
3.67
21
21
1
0
0
0
135.00
138
61
55
10
24
104
3
J.Ortega
0-2
3.86
11
0
0
5
0
0
11.20
10
5
5
2
6
10
0
J.Verlander
10-8
3.99
22
22
0
0
0
0
137.20
143
65
61
12
51
132
0
R.Porcello
8-6
4.49
20
19
0
1
0
0
112.10
117
57
56
11
24
84
2
J.Jurrjens
0-0
4.91
2
1
0
0
0
0
7.10
9
4
4
1
1
6
1
J.Bonderman
1-3
4.93
7
7
0
0
0
0
38.10
40
23
21
4
17
16
2
J.Alvarez
1-2
5.03
4
4
0
0
0
0
19.20
21
12
11
5
7
17
0
A.Alburquerque
1-2
5.08
29
0
0
4
0
0
28.10
25
16
16
3
25
44
7
D.Downs
0-2
5.18
26
0
0
7
0
0
33.00
36
20
19
4
10
37
2
P.Coke
0-5
5.46
34
0
0
12
0
1
31.10
31
19
19
3
15
26
1
J.Valverde
0-1
5.59
20
0
0
18
0
9
19.10
18
12
12
6
6
19
0
B.Rondon
0-1
5.79
15
0
0
6
0
0
14.00
17
9
9
1
5
12
5
O.Dotel
0-0
13.50
6
0
0
1
0
0
4.20
10
7
7
0
4
4
0
B.Villarreal
0-2
20.77
7
0
0
3
0
0
4.10
8
10
10
1
8
6
1