How Was The Game? (July 31, 2014)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

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White Sox 7, Tigers 4

Drew Smyly (18 GS, 105.1 IP, 3.93 ERA, 4.08 FIP, 1.3 fWAR) threw his final innings as a Tiger. Five innings, four runs, no walks, 11 hits, and two strikeouts. Two innings later he was traded. The game was tied at four and they slowly started to give it away as Jackson was pulled mid-inning to head out in the same trade. Hunter and Martinez had back to back home runs, the bullpen wasn’t great, but it’s hard to think of this game as anything but as a farewell to Smyly and Jackson. David Price is now a Tiger and the Tigers happened to lose today. Justin Verlander (22 GS, 142.2 IP, 4.79 ERA, 4.11 FIP, 1.8 fWAR) will now pitch for his postseason spot starting tomorrow night.

The Moment: Jackson gets pulled mid-inning to an ovation as he’s dealt in the David Price deal.

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