The Tigers attempt to go for their first win in my posting history. A no hitter and a great game from the otherwise average James Shields are tough acts to surpass. I’ve got a good feeling that it goes our way tonight.
Eddie Bonine takes on Jeff Niemann. Bonine has been great out of the pen this year, posting a 4-0 record, 2.72 ERA and 1.26 whip, but his longest outing has been 4 innings. He’s got plenty of starting experience (21 last year, 4 in the bigs and 17 with Toledo), so let’s hope he’s up to the task.
Niemann has been a stud for Tampa this year, posting an 8-3 record with a 2.95 ERA, 94 Ks in 128.1 IPs, and a 1.13 WHIP.
Cabrera has been a monster as of late, batting .421 with 10 RBIs in his last 10 games. The rest of the team, not so good.
(edit, thanks to Mr. X)
Jackson has been HOT. He has 13 hits in the past 7 days. His only hitless game since the AS break was in that no hitter.
Damon has been hitting well also. .368 AVG, with a .455 OBP, in the past 7 days.