Game 2010.031: Tigers at Indians

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. The Tigers will try and help you celebrate with a rain-truncated sweep of the Indians. That responsibility will fall in large part on the arm of Max Scherzer.

Scherzer is probably just happy to not be facing the Twins. In his 4 starts not against the Twins he has allowed 11 runs. In two turns against Minnesota he has surrendered 16 runs. He’s never face the Indians.

Mitch Talbot goes for the Indians. He sports a 2.88 ERA and I have no idea how. In 34.1 innings he has 15 walks and only 12 strikeouts and he’s given up 5 homers. And aside from 1 start against the White Sox where he induced 19 ground balls, he isn’t keeping the ball on the ground either. Lefties are only OPS’ing him at a .593 pace due in large part to a .163 BABIP.

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