3 Reasons the Detroit Tigers Could Catch Up to the White Sox

Michael Balko
Apr 12, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Casey Mize (12) delivers a pitch during the third inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 12, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Casey Mize (12) delivers a pitch during the third inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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Number One: Casey Mize

It took quite a bit of time, but the Detroit Tigers may have finally found their first true ace of the pitching staff for the first time since Justin Verlander buttoned up his jersey in Detroit. Casey Mize, a player who was under quite a bit of deserved scrutiny with how his debut season in the big leagues went as well as his start to the 2021 season, is now putting up numbers that make anyone wonder why they ever doubted the former Detroit top prospect.

Casey Mize, this season, is putting up some very much improved numbers and he is hands down the pitcher that Tigers’ fans look forward to seeing take the bump. Mize, in 11 starts this season, has logged a 3-4 win-loss record, posted a 3.34 ERA, and has a strikeout to walk ratio of 53 to 20. While Mize’s overall season stats have seen some improvement, his last seven starts have really propelled him to the top of the Tigers’ watch list.

Casey Mize has been electric on the rubber over his past seven starts, and he has put up some very notable performances against some great teams like the Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, and New York Yankees. While Casey Mize won’t single-handedly carry Detroit to the top spot in the division, his presence on the mound gives the team hope that they could build some momentum with another quality outing.

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