How Was The Game? (June 14, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

Another big night for Porcello.

Tigers 4, Twins 0

Earlier in the day, I wrote a very detailed piece about how Rick Porcello (4-3, 70 IP, 4.37 ERA, 3.46 FIP, 1.3 WAR) is becoming one of the game’s best starting pitchers and he took the stage tonight and delivered another stellar outing (seriously click the link, Porcello is awesome). It was brilliant. I audibly cheered in my own home as he pumped fastballs that crossed at the knees and changeups and curves that hitters couldn’t touch. His final line was 7 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, and 5 strikeouts, to improve on his already impressive season.

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The Tigers struggled to get the offense going until the sixth inning when Jackson walked and the Twins gave Cabrera an intentional pass that set up a Fielder two run double, which set up Martinez and Peralta RBI doubles to give the Tigers a 4-0 lead. They wouldn’t need anything else as Porcello cruised to victory, the bullpen did the job, and got the Tigers to 37-28 on the year. They’ll look to take the series tomorrow with Anibal Sanchez (6-5, 78 IP, 2.65 ERA, 1.78 FIP, 3.3 WAR) taking the hill after missing his last start.

The Moment: Porcello dominates.

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