How Was The Game? (July 5, 2014)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

Forgettable. 

Rays 7, Tigers 2

In reality, I shouldn’t actively direct you to stop reading the site I created, but you don’t want to read about this game. Anibal Sanchez (15 GS, 87.2 IP, 3.18 ERA, 2.98 FIP, 2.1 fWAR) appeared to be in control early, but absolutely lost it in the 5th and 6th inning, offering walks and hard contact to any Ray who would take them. He ended the day after 5.2 innings, seven runs, six hits, four walks, and just one strikeout. There was nothing to like about this start by the time it was over. Although, if you’re going to throw a clunker, you might as well do it on a day when the offense didn’t deliver either. The Tigers put almost no pressure on Archer and scored their only runs on an Avila homer in the 7th and a Martinez bomb in the 9th. Rick Porcello (16 GS, 106.2 IP, 3.12 ERA, 3.75 FIP, 1.8 fWAR) will get the ball Sunday night against David Price, looking for his third straight shutout and a series split.

The Moment: Avila launches a home run in the general direction of the FSD broadcast team.

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