A good old fashioned laugher.
Tigers 10, Phillies 0
Despite the 40 minute rain delay, the Tigers didn’t have any trouble getting off to a good start on Saturday as they annihilated the Phillies without much trouble. Max Scherzer (21 GS, 143.2 IP, 3.01 ERA, 2.72 FIP, 4.3 WAR) put the Phillies away easily in the 1st and allowed just one baserunner across his 6 innings of work to go with 7 strikeouts. Leyland pulled him after just 75 pitches to save some bullets because the Tigers offense unloaded early and often. They got 5 runs in the first on a Cabrera HR, Peralta single, and Tuiasosopo HR to the shrubs in dead center. They added 3 in the 2nd, and single runs in the 4th and 5th to run the score up to 10-0 before the Phillies knew what hit them and every Tigers starter had reached base at least once before the night was over. The Tigers went to Alburquerque for 2 innings and Reed for one to finish out the ballgame and coast to their 58th win. They’ll turn around and go for the sweep on Sunday behind Rick Porcello (18 GS, 106.1 IP, 4.49 ERA, 3.55 FIP, 1.9 WAR) who looks to keep his strong season going.
The Moment: Tuiasosopo crushes a 3 run HR to dead center to put this one away early.