How Was The Game? (April 13, 2014)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

A quiet one for the bats.

Padres 5, Tigers 1

Max Scherzer (3 GS, 20 IP, 2.70 ERA, 2.73 FIP, 0.6 fWAR) turned in a final line that belies the overall body of work. He allowed a no doubt homerun and a three run ambush, but he also dominated around those mistakes with ten strikeouts in five innings. It wasn’t a Cy Young kind of day, but there was certainly a lot to like. The bats couldn’t get going on his behalf as Tyson Ross pitched very well and kept the Tigers at bay. They got a chance to take on Benoit for the first time since he left Detroit, but nothing came of the interaction, nor of their threat in the 9th. The club will take a day off to fly home for a three game set against Cleveland that starts Tuesday with Anibal Sanchez (2 GS, 9IP, 3.00 ERA, 2.52 FIP, 0.2 fWAR) getting the ball in game one.

The Moment: Rajai Davis makes a diving catch in left.

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