How Was The Game? (June 26, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

One that slowly slipped away.

Angels 7, Tigers 4

The Tigers got off to a good start with back to back homeruns from Hunter and Cabrera in the first inning, but Jose Alvarez (1-1, 16.2 IP, 3.78 ERA, 5.69 FIP, -0.1 WAR) allowed the equalizing homer to Trout in the 3rd inning. The Tigers came back with a run in the bottom half of the inning, but Leyland gave Alvarez a little too much leash as he was tiring in the 6th inning and he allowed a go-ahead homerun from Erick Aybar before being pulled after 5.2 innings and 4 runs. Smyly, unfortunately, surrendered 3 runs of his own even though he has been one of the better relievers in all of baseball this year. (New English D’s new SOEFA rankings put him at 5th entering the day!) After last night’s ugly one, this one was a more subtle defeat, but they count the same in the standings. They’ll try and salvage one on Thursday behind Doug Fister (6-5, 96 IP, 3.66 ERA, 2.86 FIP, 2.7 WAR) to make it a 5-5 homestand and avoid the season sweep at the hands of the Angels and he who shall not be named.

The Moment: Hunter and Cabrera go back to back to start the game.

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