3 encouraging signs from the Detroit Tigers’ sweep of the Orioles

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - MAY 15: Tarik Skubal #29 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles during the top of the first inning at Comerica Park on May 15, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - MAY 15: Tarik Skubal #29 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles during the top of the first inning at Comerica Park on May 15, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /
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Detroit Tigers' Tarik Skubal and Tucker Barnhart, #29 and #15
DETROIT, MICHIGAN – MAY 15: Tarik Skubal #29 of the Detroit Tigers talks with Tucker Barnhart #15 of the Detroit Tigers against the Baltimore Orioles during the top of the sixth inning at Comerica Park on May 15, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /

  1. E-rod and Tarik Skubal shoved

Eduardo Rodriguez has had an up-and-down start to his Detroit Tigers’ career. But his last two starts have been more what we were expecting when he signed that five-year, $77 million deal in the offseason. After 6.2 innings of one-run ball against the Houston Astros in last outing, E-rod one-upped that with 6.2 innings of scoreless baseball Friday night.

He’s starting to command his fastball better and hasn’t been nibbling as much. His ERA is down to 3.72. Hopefully he can keep this up.

Tarik Skubal on the other hand, continued his dominance this season with six scoreless innings on Sunday, tying a career high with 11 strikeouts. Skubal had wanted to go deeper into games as far as pitch count, and he got to the century mark on Sunday.

He’s been going right after guys and mixing his pitches effectively. It’s safe to say that he is blossoming into an ace.

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