7 IPs, 8 H, 0 BB, 2 ER. Fist-bump for Fister.
Ryan Raburn has a 1.111 OPS Post All-Star game.
Tigers have welcomed the Rangers bullpen help with game deciding home runs in back to back nights.
Cle lost, CWS lost.
Tigers go for the sweep today.
It won’t be easy against Alexi Ogando. Ogando went from the A’s farm system as a 19 year old outfielder, to the Department of Homeland Security detention center at age 22, to the Rangers farm system at 26, to pushing Neftali Feliz out of the closers role into the starting rotation, and then into the rotation himself. And he’s flourished. As a starter this year he’s posted a 2.88 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 2.12 BAA, with only 2 pitches. A fastball that hits 96 and moves, and a devastating slider. After a tremendous April and May which saw Ogando at the top of the leaderboards in ERA, WHIP and BAA, he was roughed up a bit in June. But he rebounded with a strong July and will be looking for this 11th win of the season this afternoon.
Tigers send out Brad Penny with the janitor’s broom and hopefully a happy face, as he will likely be caught by VMart today for a day game with another game tomorrow. If you will recall, Penny was blasted last week by LAA, and had a few choice words for Martinez as the two seemed out of sync all game.
Someone help us out with the lineup when it’s posted.