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The Detroit Tigers sent off veteran Victor Martinez in fitting fashion. The 16-year veteran had stated that he wished his final game to at Comerica Park. With Saturday being the final home game, the Tigers honored Martinez before the game. He then got a single in his first at-bat. With that, the Tigers had Ronny Rodriguez pinch-run and like that V-Mart’s career was over.
The Tigers also won Victor Martinez’s final game and avoided losing one-hundred games this season. Anthony Fenech writes that the win was fitting as V-Mart finished his career with over 2,000 hits. Fenech also took a look at V-Mart’s final game from start to finish. V-Mart singled in his first at-bat and received a standing ovation as Gardenhire took him out of the game.
Our own Andy Patton took a look at the Tigers farewell to V-Mart, including the good and bad times the veteran gave us throughout the years. Over at the Athletic, Jordin Horrobin wrote extensively about Victor Martinez’s final game (subscription required).
Horrobin writes that Martinez was reflective and thankful in his final game. It was also V-Mart’s choice to play his final game at Comerica Park. The Tigers, of course, honored him before the game and he got to exit baseball on his own terms.
Horrobin also wrote about another happening during the Tigers final homestand this season (subscription required). Christin Stewart, the Tigers top positional prospect, hit two home runs Thursday and Horrobin writes that the wait for Stewart is over.
The Detroit Tigers future is being shaped by pitching coach Rick Anderson writes Anthony Fenech. Anderson took the position from Chris Bosio on June 28th. Bosio was fired from the team after making racist comments in the clubhouse.