Detroit Tigers Heroes and Zeroes Week 11
By Matt Pelc
Jun 20, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; Detroit Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez (28) and center fielder Anthony Gose (12) chase down a triple hit by New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
It was yet another disappointing week of baseball for the Detroit Tigers last week, who are flirting way to close to .500 for fans’ comfort.
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The just completed week, June 15 to 21, ended with an exclamation point on Sunday, with a 12-4 victory over the New York Yankees as the Tigers’ bats came alive with five homers, including three from a red-hot J.D. Martinez (who we will discuss later).
That great game on Sunday should not overshadow what a tough week the Tigers experienced, losing two of three to an underachieving Cincinnati Reds team, bullpen blowouts, starting pitcher issues and more.
The zeroes list could have gone on forever, but to save you from slide show fatigue, we whittled it down to three names.
Nick Castellanos, Ian Kinsler, Anthony Gose, Rajai Davis, Yoenis Cespedes and even Jose Iglesias could have made the list as hitters, as could have Justin Verlander, Alfredo Simon, Kyle Ryan and Joba Chamberlain on the pitching side.
Alas we had to make some cuts and make room for players who did have solid weeks in an otherwise dank 2-4 week.
So without further ado, on to Detroit Tigers Week 11 Heroes and Zeroes!
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