Detroit Tigers: 4 positives that came from the 2022 season
Detroit Tigers needed pitchers to step up in 2022.
For the Detroit Tigers, there were a lot of injuries and trouble that came from the pitching staff. The pitchers were dropping like flies, but the team ran with a next-man-up mentality. It felt like the players being called upon continued to get the job done.
When it comes to the Tigers’ pitching staff, several players stepped up. It’s a positive takeaway from the 2022 season to say that several starting pitchers stepped up and got the job done when being called upon.
Drew Hutchison was one of the arms who provided quality starts whenever he was called upon. He may not have been in the running for a Cy Young or even close to that, but he was solid when called upon. He pitched in 28 games making 18 starts.
Hutchison managed a 4.53 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP and ate up 105.1 innings for the Tigers. While he was not lights out, he went out and did his job, which is all that the Tigers could ask for from arms like this.
Garrett Hill was another arm who excelled when he was needed. Hill also made some changes to his delivery that helped maximize his performance and helped him succeed. Hill pitched in 17 games, making eight starts for the Tigers.
The rookie right-hander pitched to a 4.03 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP and accumulated 60.1 innings pitched. For a rookie being thrown into the fire, he did a great job in the spots he was put in.
While neither Hill nor Hutchison was spectacular or off the charts, they were just two of the pitchers who stepped up and provided starts when the Tigers needed arms. Their performances should be viewed as a positive from the Tigers’ 2022 season.