Game 2011.4: Tigers at Orioles
Your Tigers look to get to .500 today, else it’s 1-3 with a dreaded off day tomorrow.
Porcello toes the slab for the Tigers. Porcello was roughed up a little in spring training, allowing 29 hits and walking 11 in 27.2 innings for a 1.45 WHIP. He struck out 17 during that time.
Jake Arrieta goes for the O’s today, after making the opening day roster for the first time. Arrieta has four real pitches, throwing his curve, slider or change roughly 40% of the time, distributed almost equally. Arrieta started 18 games for the O’s last year, posting a 6-6 record with a 4.66 ERA in 100.1 IPs. He had a 1.53 WHIP and struck out 52. Tigers should have their chances today.
The Orioles look about as good as you can after opening weekend, sweeping the Rays and outscoring them 12-3. But I think their 3 game win streak ends today.
Fortunately, Luke Scott is not in today’s Orioles lineup. Tigers look like this:
1 Jackson CF
2 Rhymes 2B
3 Ordonez RF
4 Cabrera 1B
5 Martinez C
6 Boesch LF
7 Peralta SS
8 Avila C
9 Inge 3b