Orioles lead the series 1-0
|Fri 09/10||WP: David Hernandez (6 - 8) |
SV: Koji Uehara
LP: Phil Coke (7 - 5)
|3 - 6 loss|
|Sun 09/12||1:05 PM EDT|
#46 / Pitcher / Baltimore Orioles
Apr 08, 1979
|2010 - Jeremy Guthrie||9-13||27||28||0||0||0||0||183.0||172||83||79||21||46||99||3.89||1.19|
#37 / Pitcher / Detroit Tigers
Jul 27, 1984
|2010 - Max Scherzer||10-9||27||27||0||0||0||0||169.0||150||74||66||16||62||157||3.51||1.25|
It's not a reach to say Max Scherzer has been the Tigers' best starting pitcher in the second half of the season. Why? Because it's a fact.
Scherzer has out pitched Justin Verlander, even if the W/L record doesn't reflect it. After an awful start to the season (his ERA when assigned to Toledo was 7.29) Scherzer now has a lower ERA than the Tigers' ace, 3.51 to 3,53. Scherzer has be even better over the past month, posting a 1.69 ERA and a minuscule 0.884 WHIP. Unfortunately, the Tigers have lost Scherzer's last two starts (against the Twins and White Sox, in extra innings), despite being pulled with the game tied each time.
If there is reason to be excited for the 2011 season, the biggest may be one Max Scherzer.
We may see a pitcher's duel tonight, as the O's Guthrie has also been marvelous in the second half of the season, with a 2.51 ERA since the All-Star break.
So don't expect much offense...even if Armando Galarraga has been pleading for it.
1. Jackson cf
2. Raburn rf
3. Damon dh
4. Cabrera 1b
5. Kelly lf
6. Peralta ss
7. Inge 3b
8. Avila c
9. Santiago 2b
None posted as of yet.