Angels 14, Tigers 8
So I’m a believer in the theory, it might be my own, that there is exactly one game per season that isn’t fun. This was that game. Usually, I find enjoyment in the game even if it’s a loss, heartbreaking or otherwise. For example, the last time Porcello played the Angels, it was fun to watch Smyly dominate out of the pen. Tonight, I can’t think of anything worth celebrating. Rick Porcello (4-5, 80.1 IP, 5.15 ERA, 3.64 FIP, 1.3 WAR) did not pitch as poorly as the line indicates as a lot of groundballs found holes, but he wasn’t terribly sharp either after the first five batters. The offense had three nice outbursts, I suppose and actually scored a lot of runs, but they ruined that by making, I’m not kidding you, six errors. They made six errors. That’s like two weeks worth of errors. If you missed this game, don’t go look at the box score, I’ll spare you. Forget it happened. It’s done. It’s a loss, nothing more. We’ll wipe the slate clean and try again with Jose Alvarez (1-0, 11 IP, 2.45 ERA, 4.68 FIP, 0.1 WAR) on the mound Wednesday.
The Moment: Um…Cabrera hit a homerun.