Game 2012.118: Tigers at Twins

Detroit Tigers, 62-55, 2nd place, 2 back.

Doug Fister didn’t disappoint, and despite a carnival of a 3rd inning, and Gene Lamont being A Great 3rd Base Coach, the Tigers ended their 3-game losing streak.  Cabrera reached the century mark in RBIs, and Dirks hit one out, which I’m still trying to figure out, because both he and the pitcher are lefties, and I didn’t think that was possible.

The Tigers finish off the three-game series with Max on the mound.  Scherzer was impressive Friday against Texas (2 runs in 6 innings), although he had too many strikeouts (8) and ran up a pitch count of 112 in 6 innings.  With the way the bullpen has been lately, a longer outing is recommended for today.

He may need to be at his best, since the Tigers will encounter dreaded Rookie Pitcher Guy again, this one named Cole De Vries. CDV was pounded his last time out–8 runs in 1 1/3 innings.  Will the Tigers finally break out of their Rookie Pitcher Guy slump?

Stat of the Day: Delmon Young is only hitting .217 in day games.

Today’s Player of the Pre-game:  Andy Dirks.  What a difference having Dirks back!

Today’s Berry Different Lineup:

  1. Austin Jackson CF
  2. Andy Dirks RF
  3. Miguel Cabrera 3B
  4. Prince Fielder 1B
  5. Alex Avila C
  6. Delmon Young DH
  7. Jhonny Peralta SS
  8. Omar Infante 2B
  9. Quintin Berry LF