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Silva Shivers at the Sight of Tiger Stripes

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In yesterday's GameThread, John asked for updated ERA numbers for Carlos Silva, who carried a 17.69 ERA in three starts against the Tigers last year. (Geoff Baker described those struggles in gruesome detail on his blog for the Seattle Times.)

Well, if my calculations are correct - and I remind you I was an English major in college (along with Creative Writing) - Silva's ERA actually dropped after giving up four runs in five innings yesterday. His ERA vs. Detroit since joining the Mariners is now 14.58.

For his career, which includes four seasons spent with the Minnesota Twins, Silva has a 6.05 ERA against the Tigers, along with a 5-7 record, in 16 games (15 starts).