A few notes to get you through the off-day.
1: number of errors thus far by the Tigers (Scherzer’s missed pickoff, which may have cost us a W)
1: number of hits by a right-handed hitter off of Anibal Sanchez this season.
5: number of saves by Jason Grilli this year. Here is his line this year: 6 games, 5 2/3 IP, 3 hits, 7 Ks, 0.00 ERA 1.06 WHIP. The Tigers pen is posting a chunky 5.59 ERA with 2 saves, 3 blown saves, and a 1.54 WHIP.
17: number of runs scored by AJax, tops in the Majors. Cabrera is 4th with 12.
19: Number of RBI by Fielder, tied for tops in the Majors. Cabrera is 4th wih 13.
.307: Tigers team BA. OPS is .796, behind the Yankees (.816) and A’s (.808 – imagine what it was on Friday). Lee Panas explains the low-ish OPS here.
1.361: 2nd-best OPS in the Majors, owned by Fielder. But he’s not even the top 1B in the AL…(Chris Davis – 1.362).
– Rondon has allowed 1 hit, walked 2 and struck out 3 in 4 scoreless innings thus far this year.
– Valverde has really ingratiated himself with his Lakeland teammates.