Detroit Tigers jump all over Max Scherzer in doubleheader sweep
Max Scherzer couldn't get out of the fourth inning in his return to Detroit
The Detroit Tigers surprisingly swept a doubleheader from the New York Mets on Wednesday. They found the home run ball, and jumped all over a familiar face in former Tiger Max Scherzer in the second game.
The first game was a wild one. It started with an Eric Haase three-run homer, his first of the year. The Mets responded with two solo shots in the second inning to close the gap.
Javy Baez clubbed his first homer of the year in the third inning, and it was a no-doubter. It was a 434-foot bomb to left field.
The Mets responded in the fifth inning with three runs to take the lead, including a two-run shot by Francisco Lindor.
The scored stayed 5-4 until the eighth inning, where Haase delivered once again with a two-run single to give the Tigers a 6-5 lead. Alex Lange closed the door in the ninth inning to seal the victory
Scherzer didn't have it Wednesday night. The Tigers scored two runs in the first inning and never looked back. Haase hit another home run in the second inning, his second of the day. He finished with two homers and six RBIs between the two games.
Scherzer didn't make it out of the fourth inning, finishing with a line of 3.1 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 1 BB, and 3 K. Matt Vierling would add his second homer of the year later in the game as the Tigers finally won a game in blowout fashion. Michael Lorenzen pitched seven inning of one-run ball.
The Tigers finally found some consistency on offense in this doubleheader. They hit with runners in scoring position in both games and scored 14 runs between the two games. Timely hitting leads to runs. Who would have thought?
The Tigers will go for the sweep on Thursday against another former Tiger in Justin Verlander.