How Was The Game? (July 6, 2014)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

 

Not much at which to look.

Rays 7, Tigers 3

On the evening he wasn’t chosen for the All-Star team, Rick Porcello (17 GS, 112.1 IP, 3.53 ERA, 3.94 FIP, 1.6 fWAR) had a rough night, certainly compared to his previous few outings. Coming off two straight shutouts, Porcello was due for a more human performance. The Rays were aggressive early and jumped on him for a few hits and three runs in the 1st and then tacked on runs in the 5th. All told, it was 5.1 innings and seven runs, but it’s hard to be upset given what he’s done recently. The bats grabbed and early run and then remained silent for quite some time until rHunter added one on in the 7th and JD Martinez added another in the 9th. Then it started raining and thundering and lightening as the Tigers drew two walks to put some pressure on but they failed to complete the rally and dropped three of four in the series. They’ll take Monday off and then turn to Justin Verlander (18 GS, 116.2 IP, 4.71 ERA, 4.02 FIP, 1.7 fWAR) against the Dodgers Tuesday.

The Moment: The Tigers mount a 9th inning rally as thunder and lightening engulf metro Detroit.

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