How Was The Game? (April 8, 2014)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

One that started and ended strangely.

Dodgers 3, Tigers 2

Max Scherzer (2 GS, 15 IP, 1.20 ERA, 2.39 FIP, 0.4 fWAR) gave the Tigers 7 solid innings on Tuesday, but there’s just no escaping the fact that he allowed a leadoff homerun to Dee Gordon. Regardless of his effectiveness throughout the rest of the game, we’re going to remember this one as the one in which Dee Gordon turned on Scherzer and hit a homer. Dee Gordon. Jackson did his part for the cause responding with a solo shot, but the Dodgers grabbed an extra run in the bottom of the 7th  – a run that scored on a poor throw from Jackson, no less. Kinsler led off the 9th with a double, Jansen got Kelly and struck out Cabrera, but Martinez tied it with a looper to center to set up a walk off single/ball gets by a weird dive by Rajai Davis. The loss drops the team to 4-2 on the year and they’ll send Anibal Sanchez (1 GS, 4 IP, 4.50 ERA, 3.87 FIP, 0.0 fWAR) to the mound on Wednesday looking for a split.

The Moment: Martinez singles in the tying run in the 9th.


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