How Was The Game? (May 23, 2014)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

A recovery. 

Tigers 7, Rangers 2

Anibal Sanchez (7 GS, 35 IP, 2.83 ERA, 2.44 FIP, 1.1 fWAR) was on tonight. He had a brief scare in the second in which he allowed a pair of runs, but after that it was a complete domination. He went 7 innings, allowed five hits, no walks, and struck out five while carving up hitter after hitter with a nice mix of fastballs, changeups, sliders, and curves and found more and more velocity as the game wore on. The offense carried on as they have over the last few days, scoring seven runs in part on home runs from Jackson and Romine (!) and a bunch of doubles from Kinsler. The mix of Sanchez being Sanchez and the offense scoring early and often made this one a lot smoother than the last four games, which had been, politely, excruciating. The Tigers will look to secure no worse than a split on Saturday with the great Rick Porcello (8 GS, 52 ⅔ IP, 2.91 ERA, 3.20 FIP, 1.3 fWAR) on the mound.

The Moment: Romine’s first career home run just clears the fence in right.

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