#58 / Pitcher / Seattle Mariners
Feb 04, 1984
|2010 - Doug Fister||3-3||11||11||0||0||0||0||73.2||62||24||23||6||11||33||2.81||.99|
#37 / Pitcher / Detroit Tigers
Jul 27, 1984
|2010 - Max Scherzer||4-6||14||14||0||0||0||0||78.2||84||51||46||12||31||75||5.26||1.46|
Max Scherzer allowed two runs in six innings earlier this season when he faced the Mariners all the way back on April 18. He's also allowed three earned runs or fewer his past four starts.
The Mariners have had the Tigers' number this year. They've also been hot recently, winners of nine of their past 13. But they are finally visiting Comerica Park and are entering the final series of a nine-game road trip.
Doug Fister takes the mound for Seattle and brings some pretty impressive numbers with him: a .99 WHIP and a 2.81 ERA. He doesn't issue a lot of walks, but he doesn't miss a lot of bats either. But don't read too much into it. His expected numbers (fangraphs) are a lot higher than the results he's been getting so he could take a step back at any point. Hopefully tonight is that point.
Miguel Cabrera was a late scratch with tightness in his back. Magglio Ordonez will bat fourth in his place.
Some pregame reading:
- Your SB Nation opposition blog: Lookout Landing
Tigers Cabrera, Valverde, Boesch deserve All-Star nod | detnews.com | Tony Paul
Piecing together the Major League Baseball All-Stars is a unique process. There always will be snubs, there always will be debate. But the end result is, by far, the most entertaining All-Star Game among the four major professional sports.
Tigers have a lot to fix to stay in the playoff race | detnews.com | Lynn Henning
The Tigers need to get busy -- beginning tonight against the Mariners at Comerica Park -- beating teams they're supposed to be toppling. If the Tigers are the playoff contenders they profess to be.
Justin Verlander’s Whiff Rate | FanGraphs
It seems as though Verlander is settling in at a performance level somewhere between that of his first three seasons and last year’s fire-breathing dominance. He’s not whiffing ten batters per nine frames again, but that really shouldn’t have been the expectation anyway.