How Was The Game? (August 5, 2014)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

Unexpected.

Tigers 4, Yankees 3

In David Price’s (24 GS, 179,1 IP, 3.11 ERA, 2.98 FIP, 4.0 fWAR) first start, you got an excellent look at exactly who Price is as a pitcher. He went 8.2 innings, struck out ten, walked nobody, and gave up three runs on two solo shots. He was around the strikezone and was extremely efficient, essentially as advertised for his first start for the Tigers. Of course, most of the Tigers offense came from Andrew Romine and Alex Avila, which makes all kinds of sense, and of course the Tigers flubbed a run down, Kinsler spiked a double play ball, and Castellanos and Romine combined for some sort of strange infield double. The game was tied into the 9th and Price allowed a single and got two more outs before Ausmus went to the pen and Joba completed the inning. We also got to witness a VMart stolen base. In the top of the 12th, Nick put a good swing on the ball to no avail and then Alex Avila untied it with a big time go-ahead blast to deep right center. Nathan held serve and the Tigers evened the series with Justin Verlander (23 GS, 150.2 IP, 4.66 ERA, 4.00 FIP, 2.1 fWAR) set to go on Wednesday.

The Moment: Alex Avila launches a go-ahead homer in the 12th.

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