Game 60-something: Scherzer’s gonna Scherz.

After a rocky first inning in which Scherzer allowed two runs– a Raburn throwing error helped the Indians out– he got his shit together and managed to pitch into the sixth inning.

It didn’t look very good in the beginning. Scherzer was getting hit hard and even the outs were loud and scary. Thankfully, those two first inning runs were the only runs the Indians would get, as Scherzer and three relievers combined for the 6-2 victory.

Valverde did make it a little interesting in the ninth, but after he got the leadoff walk out of his system, he locked the game down. In a non-save situation, but still.

I’m interested to see if they talked to Scherzer after the game and whether he made any specific adjustments after the first inning.

Pictures will be uploaded to Flickr and linked to at some point.

Notes and observations:

  • Brennan Boesch is not a very good baserunner. Failing to advance to third on a sac fly? Meh.
  • Raburn is back in fans’ good graces if only for how long it takes them to consume a 25¢ chili dog at A&Ws.
  • Save the first and sixth innings, Scherzer looked okay.
  • Travis Buck apparently still has fans.
  • Umpire D.J. Reyburn did not make many friends. At least amongst Tigers fans. There were a fair amount of Indians fans there.
  • Until the rain came, the stadium was pretty packed.
  • Raburn’s homerun was a legitimate towering shot into the left field seats. That was slightly encouraging to see. And I want my chili dog, dammit.

  • 3 thoughts on “Game 60-something: Scherzer’s gonna Scherz.

    1. You feel like you were lazy (you’re a writer, natch) but I kinda like the bullet points for some reason.

      25 CENT CHILI DOGS OMG NOM NOM. Also, in what universe does Ryan Raburn hit the biggest home run of the day?

      • Bullet points are efficient!

        A day where Brennan Boesch fails to tag up and advance on a sac fly (/grumble grumble), Joaquin Benoit has a 1-2-3 inning, and José Valverde walks the leadoff hitter?

        • Bizarre indeed. The Tigers do weird things in your presence.

          I wasn’t actually surprised by Valverde’s walk, though. I mean, we were up by 4 runs. Non-save situation arrgghh! I actually thought he’d be worse.

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