How Was The Game? (June 22, 2014)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

Redeeming.

Tigers 10, Indians 4

That wretched month started by getting swept in Cleveland. Hopefully it ended the same way. After two wins to kick off the series, Max Scherzer (16 GS, 104.1 IP, 3.71 ERA, 3.15 FIP, 2.3 fWAR) kept the Indians to one run over six innings, allowing six hits and a walk, while punching out eight. He didn’t need to be quite so sharp, however, considering that his offense committed a crime of passion against Josh Tomlin in the 5th inning when they took their 2-0 lead and turned it into a 9-0 lead with the help of some poor defense by the Tribe. Pretty much everyone got into the action. You couldn’t pick just one star, but Kinsler, Cabrera, and Castellanos might make a list of that nature and McCoy and Smith made their debuts. The Tigers will enjoy a much needed day off on Monday after winning four straight and will head into Arlington for three starting Tuesday night. Drew Smyly (11 GS, 67.1 IP, 3.48 ERA, 4.34 FIP, 0.6 fWAR) will be the man on the mound.

The Moment: The Tigers unload for 7 in the 5th!

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