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Detroit Tigers pitching
September 30, 2013 - Chris Tomassucci
Even with the terrible showing from the Detroit Tigers over these past few games, their starting pitching rotation is still unbelievable.
And they broke another record Saturday against the Marilns in Miami. With 11 strikeouts in that game, Tigers pitchers upped their total to 1,415 this year, breaking the major-league record of 1,404 K's in one season (set by the 2003 Cubs). Starter Anibal Sanchez also locked up the AL ERA title with his five shutout-innings in that Tiger’s loss.
With 13 strikeouts Sunday, they finished with 1,428 on the year.
Hope that helps ease the pain from that walk-off loss yesterday . . . Tigers were no-hit by Miami’s Henderson Alvarez. The Marlins scored in the bottom of the ninth to win 1-0: after walking the bases loaded, Detroit's Putkonen threw a wild pitch, scoring the third base runner to end the game.
Remember though, it was still 0-0 in the bottom of the ninth. Verlander had the start yesterday and threw six shutout-innings before the relievers came on. He allowed only three hits.
Too bad that was three more than Alvarez let the Tigers offense get.
Let's hope they're saving their bats for the postseason. Tigers are in Oakland on Friday for game one in the division series.
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