Duensing has been nothing short of phenomenal since entering the rotation in late July. During that span he is 4-1 with a 2.67 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP. For the year his BABIP is a low .249 and he strands 85% of the runners that get on. He’s been getting grounds outs at a 2/1 ratio over flyouts, and two starts ago he went 8 innings against LA, allowed 7 hits, struck out 6, and had a ridiculous 16 to 1 GO/AO ratio. His only blemish for the season (he was a stud out of the bullpen) came in his last start in Texas, where he allowed 4 earned in six innings. Which really isn’t all that bad. He’s primarily a fastball guy who works the corners well.
Galarraga has been very good over his last three starts and has a sub-4 ERA since the All Star break. He’s been getting more Ks as of late, and has been walking fewer batters.
A few notes:
– Rhymes is hitting .422 with six RBI over his last 11 games, and .333 for the month of August.
– Tigers have hit a HR in each of their last 11 road games.
– Raburn leads the AL with 21 RBI since August 5th.
– Cabrera is on a 12 game hit streak, batting .409 in that span.