How Was The Game? (April 9, 2014)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

A team effort.

Tigers 7, Dodgers 6

It’s tough to give full credit to any one Tiger on this night as Anibal Sanchez (2 GS, 9 IP, 3.00 ERA, 2.55 FIP, 0.3 fWAR) kept the Dodgers at bay across 5 innings and launched a run-scoring double of his own. Other key players who factored into the decision were Nick Castellanos who swatted a go-ahead 3-run bomb to dead center in the 3rd – the first of his MLB career. The Tigers also ran wild on the bases and Drew Smyly was excellent in relief as the team pushed their record to 5-2 on the season after splitting the two game set with the Dodgers. Nathan blew the lead in the 9th, but Victor Martinez wouldn’t hear of it. He launched a solo shot in the 10th off Jansen and everyone went home happy. After an off day on Thursday, Rick Porcello (1 GS, 6.2 IP, 1.35 ERA, 3.22 FIP, 0.1 fWAR) will get the ball on Friday in San Diego.

The Moment: Sanchez doubles in a run, Nick sends his first bomb to dead center, and VMart goes deep.

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