How Was The Game? (May 11, 2014)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

An outfield only a mother could love.

Twins 4, Tigers 3

Robbie Ray (2 GS, 11 ⅓ IP, 0.79 ERA, 2.38 FIP, 0.4 fWAR) did his part. It looked like the offense did their part. The bullpen sort of did their part, even. The problem child on this Mothers Day was the defense in the outfield corners as Hunter and Davis both made crucial defensive mistakes in the late innings that opened the door to Twins’ runs. Cabrera drove in one with a sac fly, Jackson singled in a run, and Kinsler homered which gave Ray a 3-0 lead with which to work. Ray tossed six scoreless innings, but they were only moderately impressive and gave way to a bullpen that got into trouble in the 7th and 8th and allowed runs due to poor defense. They pushed back a little in the 8th, but could not rally, falling to the Twins in the game and the series. The team will head to Baltimore for three games (and so will I!) with Rick Porcello (6 GS, 38 ⅔ IP, 3.49 ERA, 3.16 FIP, 0.9 fWAR) taking the ball in game one. As a programming note, How Was The Game? will be late over the next three days because I’ll be at the ballpark and not in front of a computer all game!

The Moment: Kinsler homers in the 5th.

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One response

  1. Stephen Pershing | Reply

    So you go see the games when the Tigers come to town? Of the 5 Tigers games I’ve gone to at the Ballpark in Arlington over the last two years, they have only won one of them (Scherzer started, Prince hit a big three run homer off of Feldman and Jackson hit an inside the park homer). After the game Sanchez pitched here last season I vowed not to go to anymore Tiger games in this park until they start dominating the Rangers.

    I’m going to see them in Houston this year instead!

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