Tigers 2 Braves 1
Tigers 5 Braves 0
I don't care if Atlanta batters have been struggling, what the Tigers pitching staff did this weekend was impressive. In the three game sweep, Tiger hurlers allowed 1 run, on 13 hits, while walking only 7 and striking out 25. These type of performances are what the Tigers need to keep them atop the AL Central for the long run.
Some quick notes:
- Carlos Guillen drove in 4 of the Tigers 12 runs this weekend, going 4 for 9.
- The Tigers 3-4-5 hitters went 12 for 35
- Chad Durbin in his first relief appearance pitcher 3 scoreless innings, scattering two hits while getting three strikeouts. Plus he recorded a save and his first career RBI with a sacrifice fly.
- The Tiger bullpen pitched 9 scoreless innings, allowing only 6 base runners (3 hits and 3 BB) while getting 7 K's.
- The Tigers are at home until the All-Star Break, where hopefully more than a few Tigers will maker the trip to San Francisco. Vote NOW!!!! (25 votes per e-mail!)
W - L
45 - 29
1st Place AL Central (Cleveland 2 GB)