How Was The Game? (June 18, 2014)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

Stop asking, geez!

Royals 2, Tigers 1

Drew Smyly (11 GS, 67.1 IP, 3.48 ERA 4.35 FIP, 0.6 fWAR) gave the Tigers a strong pitching performance, giving up two runs in 7+ innings after allowing a run in the first thanks to the actual second base bag and a solo shot from old friend Omar Infante. Other than that, Smyly stayed out of trouble and offered the offense a chance to rally. Martinez, he of the JD variety, put the Tigers on the board with a solo HR that wrapped just inside the left field foul pole, but the Tigers were unable to complete the rally despite a leadoff single from Cabrera to start the 9th inning. That makes it three straight losses to the Royals and probably a lot of losses in the last 30 games, but it’s getting to depressing to count. At least we get to watch Anibal Sanchez (11 GS, 62.2 IP, 2.44 ERA, 2.32 FIP, 2.0 fWAR) on Thursday.

The Moment: JD Martinez homers in the 7th.

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