The Detroit Tigers offense continues to struggle as they lose their fourth and final game against the Mariners in Seattle.
The Detroit Tigers lost their fourth and final game against the Mariners in Seattle earlier today despite an excellent pitching performance from Matthew Boyd and the bullpen. The game went into extra innings tied 2-2 and the Mariners won on a walk-off single in the bottom of the tenth inning, completing the four-game sweep.
Boyd pitched 6.1 innings and only gave up three hits and one earned run. He recorded 10 strikeouts and three walks. After Boyd was done, Buck Farmer and Blaine Hardy both recorded outs without giving up a run. Trevor Rosenthal also pitched a scoreless inning to force extra innings. Unfortunately, Joe Jimenez gave up the tying run and Jose Cisnero gave up the walk-off single in the tenth.
Detroit’s offense ran into its usual problems today, only going 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position. Niko Goodrum hit a solo homer to continue his hot hitting, and Harold Castro had a good night, but the bats were pretty quiet outside of that. The Tigers had their chances, ending the game with one more hit than Seattle, but they couldn’t capitalize.
Nicholas Castellanos sat out today’s game due to soreness. With Nick out, this may be the roster that Detroit plans to use if he is to be traded before the deadline. The Tigers will need to find ways to drive in runs when they get them on base if they hope to win many more games this season, especially if Castellanos, Boyd, or Green are traded.
The Detroit Tigers continue their road trip out west against the Los Angelos Angels tomorrow night at 10:07 EST. The Tigers plan to start Jordan Zimmermann, who is having an awful year up to this point and has yet to pick up his first win. This won’t be an easy series for Detroit as the Angels are still trying to get in the mix out in the AL West.