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Maxed Out

Max Scherzer didn’t really give his team a chance to win, and that’s pretty much the game story in a nutshell. Speaking of shells, Scherzer was pummeled early and often and the Tigers were down 7-0 nothing before they even got their bearings at Target Field.

In the first inning Jim Thome drove in the first run on a pitch low and away. Thome did a nice job with a tough pitch. The rest were pitches up and in the middle and pitches that Scherzer can’t make.

In Max’s defense Jim Reynolds wouldn’t give him calls on the edges of the strike zone, but Scherzer has to do a better job. Especially after the Tigers started to chip away. In a way the 5th inning which featured 2 walks after the Tigers had cut it to a 4 run deficit were just as damaging as the early inning barrage.

Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins – May 3, 2010 – MLB.com Wrap

Posted by on May 3, 2010.

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Categories: 2010 Season, Game Post

2 Responses

  1. How much difference do you think the change in leagues will make in Scherzers performance? Do the D’backs play in a hitters park/pitchers park? I see a good arm but not much command so far.

    by Longball111 on May 4, 2010 at 2:32 pm

  2. The D’backs play it the best hitting park in the Majors, according to the ratings. So the drop in talent in competition from NL to AL should be tempered by the chaning to a more pitching friendly park.

    Don’t worry about him. Lefty domiant lineups will give him trouble, as his career splits suggest. Minnesota and the Yanks will be tough matchups for him.

    by mark@Hou on May 4, 2010 at 3:27 pm

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