A tip of the cap.
Padres 6, Tigers 0
Rick Porcello (2 GS, 13 IP, 4.15 ERA, 3.47 FIP, 0.2 fWAR) didn’t have his best against the Padres on Friday night, but even if he turned in a better start, it wouldn’t have mattered. He looked good at times, but also allowed some hard contact against a club that was due for a good offensive showing. The story of the game was the opposing starter, Andrew Cashner, who dominated the Tigers from start to finish with a nice mix of sinkers, changeups, and sliders. The team had a couple of scoring chances, but nothing came of them and they dropped to 5-3 on the season. They’ll turn the rotation over on Saturday, giving the ball to Justin Verlander (2 GS, 14 IP, 2.57 ERA, 3.60 FIP, 0.3 fWAR) to try and even the series
The Moment: Avila, Romine, and Martinez hook up for a 2-6-3 double play.