it was a rough night Monday, after a surprising effort by Anibal Sanchez, the Tigers were simply beat by the long ball in the first game of their four game series. They lost to the Seattle Mariners six to two.
After an unpleasant night last night, the Tigers look to rebound as Jordan Zimmermann will take the mound for the Tigers opposing Ariel Miranda tonight at 10:10 p.m. ET. You can read more from the Mariners’ perspective in the Behind Enemy Lines Q & A.
Cameron tells us why it’s time for the Tigers to start tanking. David Lauria of Fangraphs talks with Shane Greene about his breaking pitches and how he classifies them in this awesome piece. ESPN interviews Miguel Cabrera about coming to America as a Latin player.
The Cleveland Indians received bad news that they will lose outfielder Michael Brantley to the disabled list with an ankle sprain. The Indians however, were able to beat the Orioles 10 to nothing last night with a complete game shutout from Corey Kluber.
The Indians are also trying something unique in that they will be switching Andrew Miller and Cody Allen’s roles out of the bullpen for a brief while. The change is happening because Indians manager Terry Francona believes he was pitching Miller too much. For more on the American League Central division check out the newest edition of Central Intelligence.
Last night Los Angeles Dodgers’ rookie outfielder Cody Bellinger became the fastest player in history to reach 21 home runs after only 51 games. Meanwhile Dodgers’ starter Clayton Kershaw had a historically bad night giving up four home runs for the first time in his career, despite getting the victory. Another Dodger is on a historic pace as closer Kenley Jansen gotten into only six three-ball counts all season.
San Francisco Giants reliever Hunter Strickland had his six game suspension upheld yesterday afternoon after his tussle with Bryce Harper last month. In a hilarious moment, New York Mets’ analyst Keith Hernandez says Washington Nationals’ starter Tanner Roark was “getting his tits lit” during Mets’ broadcast.
Fangraphs’ David Kagan has a nice article on the physics behind New York Yankees’ outfielder Aaron Judge, while the Yankees lose Major League Baseball’s number two prospect Gleyber Torres to Tommy John’s surgery in his non-pitching arm. Cubs’ prospect Eloy Jimenez hit a home run off the stadium lights.
Jose Iglesias with a really nice job avoiding the tag