Friday, June 11, 2010

Tigers Win in Return to Comerica

After a disappointing 2-4 road trip to Kansas City and Chicago, the Tigers returned home tonight and beat the Pirates 6-2. Some notes on the game follow:
  • Justin Verlander was not dominant (3K, 4 BB) but allowed just two runs on four hits in seven innings.  He now has a 2.39 ERA in his last nine games after a rough start to the season.  
  • Austin Jackson went 0 for 5 and is now just 2 for 31 since June 4.  His batting average is down to .306 from a high of .377 on May 3.  He did make another outstanding play tonight though.  He made a long run to track down a fly ball to deep right center with his back to the plate.
  • Brennan Boesch had two hits including his 8th home run.  If he had enough plate appearances, his .643 slugging average would be third in the league behind Justin Moeneau and Miguel Cabrera.
  • Brandon Inge went 3 for 4 to raise his batting average to .251.  He is now 17 for 43 in his last 11 games.
  • Alex Avila went 3 for 3 and is now 9 for his last 21.  He has struck out just two times in his last 10 games after whiffing 21 times in his first 24 games this year.   

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