How Was The Game? (April 29, 2014)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

Safely squeezed in (Note: I’m so sorry for that).

Tigers 4, White Sox 3

After sitting around for more than 72 hours, the Tigers took the field behind Justin Verlander (6 GS, 40 IP, 2.48 ERA, 2.99 FIP, 1.2 fWAR) for all of about five minutes before this one was delayed by rain (after the top of the 1st), but it started moving after a 2o minute rain delay. Verlander was sharp outside of a rocky 3rd inning and coasted through much of the ballgame. Quintana put the Tigers down easily the first two times through the order, but they unleashed a parade of hits when the lineup came around the third time, tying the game at three heading into the bullpens. Joba got himself into and out of trouble in the 8th to set up a three base error that got Jackson to third. Bryan Holaday came up big and drove him in with a perfectly timed safety squezee two batters later. The win sets the Tigers up for a short series sweep Wednesday with Max Scherzer (5 GS, 33 IP, 2.45 ERA, 2.72 FIP, 1.0 fWAR) getting the nod.

The Moment: Bryan Holaday drops down a go-ahead safety squeeze.

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