How Was The Game? (August 16, 2014)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

Worth the Price of admission.

Tigers 4, Mariners 2

With big crowds converging on Detroit for dream cruise, One Direction concert, and marquee matchup at Comerica, David Price (26 GS, 193.1 IP, 3.12 ERA, 3.01 FIP, 4.2 fWAR) did not disappoint in his home debut. Price gave the Tigers eight innings of one run baseball, courtesy of three hits, three walks, and seven strikeouts. The bats had a tall order, facing the AL’s best starter in Felix Hernandez, but they wore him out early and were in to the pen by inning number six. They grabbed a run in the second, Nick broke a 1-1 tie with a blast in the 4th, and then the Tigers added on a pair of runs with three hits and a walk in the 7th. Price loaded the bases with one out in the 8th, but he punched out Jackson and induced a ground ball to escape. Nathan didn’t lose it in the 9th but allowed a run, giving the Tigers a big win against the league’s toughest pitcher. They’ll go for the series win behind trade-centerpiece Robbie Ray (4 GS, 20.1 IP, 5.31 ERA, 3.57 FIP, 0.4 fWAR) on Sunday.

The Moment: Price leaves the bases loaded in the 8th, leaves to a standing ovation.


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