Detroit Tigers Observations From 11-2 Loss to White Sox
By Ben Rosener
Tigers Can’t Take Advantage of Early Walks
Detroit was limited to just two hits against Chicago starter James Shields in 5.1 innings of work. However, the Tigers were able to register five walks against the former Padre.
That being said, they couldn’t make anything out of them, ending up with just one run against the veteran. Said run came on a solo home run by Tyler Collins in the top of the second.
Nick Castellanos’ Day
Nick Castellanos turned in solid at-bat early, lacing a double down the line on a 3-1 count.
The third baseman would later reach third base in the top of the eighth on an error. He finished 1-for-4 with a run scored and a strikeout.
JaCoby Jones’ Plate Discipline
JaCoby Jones showed some solid plate discipline again. The outfielder drew a walk on a full count in the top of the second inning, and didn’t wave at much outside of the strike zone.
If he can keep it up, the Detroit Tigers will be in excellent shape moving forward.
Blaine Hardy Turns in Quality Outing
Pitching late in the blowout, Blaine Hardy was the only Detroit Tigers pitcher to keep the Chicago White Sox off the board.
After relieving Alex Wilson, the left-hander struck out Jose Abreu and former Tigers outfield prospect Avisail Garcia swinging. Todd Frazier was the only batter in the inning not to strike out.
The third baseman ended up flying out to center field.