Tigers hang on to win Game 1 of ALDS – Detroit News
There were times, being the strikeout pitcher he is, Scherzer toyed with the A’s. After four strikeouts after the first three innings, he struck out the side in the fourth — mowing down the 3-4-5 hitters in the lineup.
Colon didn’t seem to be himself in the first inning, and the Tigers took advantage of it. They were fortunate to do so since Colon settled down and held them scoreless in his final five innings of work. Colon allowed 10 hits, struck out four and did not issue a walk in six innings.
Scherzer, Tigers hold A’s down, win Game 1 3-2 – SFGate.com
The A’s are playing their third consecutive postseason series against the Tigers; they also dropped the 2006 ALCS to Detroit along with last year’s ALDS. Oakland has dropped eight of those 10 games, including Friday night’s contest. For his part, Colon hasn’t beaten the Tigers since April 2003, a span of 15 starts.
In Game One against Oakland, on the other hand, Max Scherzer threw the fastball 78% of the time in the first two innings. In possibly related news, he struck out ten against two walks in seven innings. He also got as many whiffs off the fastball as he did on his changeup. Was this a one-game strategy related to his control?
How to Properly Celebrate Your Accomplishments – NotGraphs
Men aren’t supposed to have fun and behave like children. We don’t want them to show enthusiasm or “play like a little kid out there.” Because, trust me, I have seen my son’s T-ball games. And I have watched episodes of ABC’s Back in the Game. The dirty little secret the liberals don’t want you to know is that little kids suck at baseball.
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