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Game 143: Orioles at Tigers, 7:05pm

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Baltimore Orioles
@ Detroit Tigers

Saturday, Sep 11, 2010, 7:05 PM EDT
Comerica Park

Jeremy Guthrie vs Max Scherzer

Cloudy. Winds blowing in from center field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.

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Sun 09/12 1:05 PM EDT


Jeremy Guthrie

#46 / Pitcher / Baltimore Orioles

6-1

205

R

R

Apr 08, 1979



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Jeremy Guthrie 9-13 27 28 0 0 0 0 183.0 172 83 79 21 46 99 3.89 1.19

VS


Max Scherzer

#37 / Pitcher / Detroit Tigers

6-3

215

R

R

Jul 27, 1984



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
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.

Lineups:

Detroit Tigers:

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

Scherzer p

Baltimore Orioles:

None posted as of yet.