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Pirates 6, Tigers 3: Detroit walks the plank in series sweep

Tigers avoided the shutout but get swept in Pittsburgh.

Detroit Tigers v Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

The Tigers had a bad day at the office. In lieu of a proper recap, because recapping a series sweep is depressing and painful, here’s a bunch of people who also had a bad day at the office.

Employee of the Month

Mikie Mahtook: A two hit day for the bright spot in the Tigers lineup.
He’s hitting .316 with a .913 OPS in the last month.

Most Likely To Succeed

Jeimer Candelario: The Tigers’ recent acquisition got a hit in his first at-bat as a Tiger and scored the first run of the night for the Tigers.

Start Cleaning Out Your Desk

Matt Boyd: What started as a very very encouraging game, quickly went south as Boyd didn’t record an out in the fifth inning before being lifted. His final line — 9 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 1 walk, 5 strikeouts.