Detroit Tigers: Jackson’s struggles continue against Baltimore

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 30: Starting pitcher Edwin Jackson #19 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning at Comerica Park on August 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 30: Starting pitcher Edwin Jackson #19 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning at Comerica Park on August 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /
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The Detroit Tigers couldn’t get it done against the Baltimore Orioles in today’s game, losing the game handily behind poor starting pitching.

It was another rough outing today for the Detroit Tigers. They jumped out to an early first-inning lead against the Baltimore Orioles, but any hope of victory was snuffed out as the game continued. The Orioles would go on to win the game eight to two and take their second win of the series.

Edwin Jackson started the game for Detroit, and earned another loss to add to an already miserable season. He went for five innings, giving up five earned runs, two walks, and seven hits. Jackson is now three and 10 on the year with a 9.70 ERA. He is set to be a free agent at the end of this season, so this will not help his chances if he hopes to continue playing.

Detroit’s hitting was about the same as ever in 2019, plenty of hits but very few runs. Detroit and Baltimore both had 12 hits on the game, but the Tigers could only score two. They left 11 runners stranded and went two-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Harold Castro and Grayson Greiner were the top performers for Detroit with the bat. Castro went three-for-five with a run and Greiner went three-for-four with an RBI.

Despite the lack of runs, the Tigers are definitely showing that they can hit the ball. Now they will need to find ways to get runners in when they get on base. This should be an area of focus for the coaching staff and the players during the offseason. Detroit will either need to work with the players they have to find ways to score, or try to pick up some RBI guys.

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The final game of the series with the Orioles will be tomorrow at 4:10 p.m. EST. Tyler Alexander is scheduled to start for Detroit. He had some starts earlier this year but struggled to get it together, amassing a 0-3 record with a 5.40 ERA. He will get another chance tomorrow and will surely be looking to make a positive impression.