Game 2014.108: Tigers 4, Rockies 0


The Tigers roared load and often last night, scoring in every inning but the 9th, which hasn’t happened since 1912. For a while it looked like they might get a chance to bat in the 9th also, as lefty du jour Pat McCoy made an inauspicious debut, giving up three runs without recording an out, but Phil Coke bailed him out. Starter Rick Porcello was a different story though, as he threw his 4th consecutive strong start, allowing only 7 base runners over 8 innings. With last night’s game in, Porcello has quietly taken over the team lead in ERA at 3.18.

This afternoon Anibal Sanchez is the broom man as the Tigers go for the home sweep.

The Rockies trot out yet another lefty today, Jorge De La Rosa. The Tigers sometimes struggle against lefties, but this isn’t a strategy for Colorado; it’s all they’ve got right now. This will be the 19th consecutive lefty start for them.

Tigers It Worked Last Night Let’s Try It Again Lineup:

  1. Davis, CF
  2. Kinsler, 2B
  3. Cabrera, 1B
  4. V Martinez, DH
  5. Hunter, RF
  6. JD Martinez, LF
  7. Castellanos, 3B
  8. Avila, C
  9. Suarez, SS


  1. jud

    August 3, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Good to see VMart back on the power track!…

  2. Vince in MN

    August 3, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Great job by Sanchez today with 10 Ks in 6 IP. The only problem is that his pitch count is high and he won’t get to complete the game.

  3. Vince in MN

    August 3, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Except for the third inning, Cy De La Rosa.

    • StorminNorman$

      August 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      bottom 5 hitters for DET today 0-15… top 4 hitters = 6 for 12… through 7

  4. jud

    August 3, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Never seen Sanchez better than this , I don’t think!..He hasn’t thrown 5 pitches you can actually hit all game!

    • StorminNorman$

      August 3, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      VERY encouraging outing by Sanchez… and yes, i’m aware COL is not a good road team (they’re 22 games under .500 on the road).

  5. Vince in MN

    August 3, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Avila’s 3-hit game yesterday: small sample size.

  6. Vince in MN

    August 3, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    The bats are sleepwalking through another one. Is 4 runs enough for the bullpen?

  7. jud

    August 3, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Avila ran a month load of bases yesterday..he took today off at the plate!

  8. Kevin in Dallas

    August 3, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Hey guys – a sweep is a sweep.

    Wounded duck tomorrow, let’s go get ’em.