The Detroit Tigers dropped their second game of a three-game series to the Cleveland Indians which stretches their losing streak to Cleveland to 13.
The Detroit Tigers have not looked very good in 2019 in general, but they have looked especially bad against the Cleveland Indians. After the 2-4 loss earlier tonight, they have lost 13 games in a row to the Tribe and are down 14-1 in the season series.
Jordan Zimmermann looked solid on the mound tonight, and his team even had a lead heading into the sixth inning. Zimmermann went for six innings and gave up two earned runs with five strikeouts. He did not walk a single batter and looked comfortable on the mound for the most part. Even the home run he gave up to Jason Kipnis looked like a good pitch, unfortunately, Kipnis got ahold of it.
Joe Jimenez continues to look shaky on the mound for Detroit. He gave up another solo shot, two hits, and a walk in the top of the ninth. The Tigers have had trouble with their bullpen all season, and even more so after trading Shane Greene. This is something that Detroit will need to look into over the offseason.
Detroit’s hitting was not spectacular in tonight’s game, but Victor Reyes continues to get on base. He went two-for-four on the night but was left on base both times. Detroit’s runs came off of a solo home run by Dawel Lugo and a sac fly by Willi Castro, which was his first career major league RBI.
Detroit looks to get things turned around against the Indians tomorrow at 1:10 p.m. EST. Daniel Norris will get the start for Detroit after his last few starts have been cut short by blisters. He will look to get some good innings in against a hot Cleveland offense.