How Was The Game? (June 12, 2014)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

Complete.

Tigers 4, White Sox 0

On most nights, I set you up with the pitching line, how the runs were scored, and any interesting plays. This one is easy. Max Scherzer (14 GS, 94.1 IP, 3.05 ERA, 3.03 FIP, 2.3 fWAR) went the distance for the first time in his career, delivering a three hit shutout with 3 walks and 8 strikeouts. It wasn’t the best stuff we’ve ever seen from Max, but after 178 starts and no complete games (an MLB record), he finally finished what he started. Victor Martinez went yard early. Chris Sale was awesome and his team gave him nothing in the way of support. After Sale left the game, it was pretty uneventful. You know, just your average Miguel Cabrera two run infield single to add a pair of insurance runs. The night belonged to Max, as he helped the Tigers escape the sweep and the team will head home to face the Twins with Anibal Sanchez (10 GS, 56.1 IP, 2.24 ERA, 2.34 FIP, 1.8 fWAR) grabbing the ball in game one.

The Moment: Max Scherzer gets out the first and last out of a game for the first time in his career.

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