The Detroit Tigers took on the Chicago White Sox Monday night, kicking off their last home stand of the 2014 regular season. The Tigers were an even 8-8 against Chicago this season but sadly the White Sox got the best of the Tigers, beating them 2-0. With this loss, the Tigers drop to 86-70 on the season. Racking up only 6 hits, the Tigers did not score a single run, and quite honestly, looked lost.
“The offense was so lackadaisical that Brad Ausmus could have sent a three legged cat to the plate and nobody would have noticed”
Alex Avila had an extremely rough night at the plate, striking out 3 times.
The pleasantly surprising Kyle Lobstein took the hill for the Tigers, making his first career appearance against the White Sox.
Lobstein’s final line: 7.0 IP/ 5 hits/ 2 ER/ 5 SO
Chris Bassitt, making only his 5th major league appearance, was lights for the Sox…
Bassitt’s final line: 7.2 IP/ 6 hits/ 0 ER/ 3 SO
After an easy 1st inning for both young arms, things went south for Detroit as Lobstein gave up a 2-run HR to Tyler Flowers.
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After Ezequial Carerra led off the bottom of the 3rd with a single, Ian Kinsler hit into a double play, his 18th GDP of the season. Miguel Cabrera lined out to Avisail Garcia (remember that guy?) to end the inning.
The Tigers then threatened in the 4th inning after singles from Victor Martinez and Nick Castellanos placed runners on 1st and 2nd with 1 out (due to a JD Martinez flyout), but were not able to make anything of it as Alex Avila struck out and Andrew Romine grounded out to end the inning.
Sep 22, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez (41) hits a double in the sixth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
The Tiger’s offensive woes continued into the 5th as they were unable to score Victor Martinez after he hit a lead-off double.
As we move ahead to the 7th inning, the White Sox go down 1-2-3. And once again, the Tigers did absolutely nothing…
Joba Chamberlain took over for Lobstein, pitching an easy inning, striking out 2/3 batters he faced.
Joakim Soria appeared in the 9th inning, holding off the obliviously potent Chicago offense (that was sarcasm).
And like the other 8 innings, the Tigers did not score a run in the 9th, losing to Chicago 2-0.