The Los Angeles Angels defeated the Detroit Tigers tonight but young catcher Jake Rogers hit an RBI single in his debut with the club.
It was another rough loss for the Detroit Tigers tonight. After beating the Los Angeles Angels last night, they were unable to carry the momentum over to tonight. They wound up losing the game 6-1, but catcher Jake Rogers had a night to remember in his debut with the club.
Jake Rogers, the 24-year-old catcher, joined the club earlier today and made his major league debut earlier tonight. In his first at-bat, Rodgers hit a ball to the warning track and missed a home run by about five feet. Later in the game, he got his first major league hit and drove in the Tigers’ lone run on the night. He would end up getting another hit in the ninth, going 2-for-4 with an RBI in his debut.
There weren’t a lot of bright spots outside of Rogers, however. Detroit’s defense was especially bad tonight, recording two errors and allowing an unearned run to score. There were also a couple of fly balls that dropped that probably should have been caught but there seemed to be some miscommunication.
Detroit’s offense wasn’t much better than their fielding. They continued their trend of leaving runners on base and went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position on the night. Detroit had a fair few hits but they couldn’t capitalize on their baserunners and get any offensive support for Drew VerHagen, who went 4.2 innings and gave up three earned runs.
The Detroit Tigers play the rubber match of the series tomorrow at 4:07 p.m. EST. Daniel Norris will make the start for Detroit after making one of his best starts on the year last week. The trade deadline is also tomorrow at 4 p.m. EST, so make sure to keep up to date on what moves the Tigers make.