How Was The Game? (September 3, 2014)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

At least it was quick?

Indians 7, Tigers 0

This didn’t exactly go well, but at least it went fast. Justin Verlander (28 GS, 178 IP, 4.80 ERA, 3.90 FIP, 2.6 fWAR) meandered his way through the first few innings and looked okay for a moment before surrendering to fatigue and winding up with an ugly 6 runs in 6.2 innings. There were nine hits and a walk to go with his seven strikeouts but the only thing you can really say was that it wasn’t a disaster. The bats ran into a buzzsaw, and while I wouldn’t classify them as quality at bats, it was a pretty tall order to match Salazar during such a sharp night. Meh, they can still take three or four behind Max Scherzer (28 GS. 187.2 IP, 3.26 ERA, 2.84 FIP, 4.8 fWAR) Thursday night.

The Moment: Kinsler makes a sparkling dive to his right to take away a hit.

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