Monday, April 4, 2011

Series Preview: Detroit Tigers (1-2, 1 GB) vs. Baltimore Orioles (3-0, 1 GA)

Detroit Tigers (1-2, 1 GB) vs. Baltimore Orioles (3-0, 1 GA)
Buck Schowalter has the Orioles off to a hot 3-0 start sweeping the Tampa Bay Rays in Tampa allowing only 3 runs over the series while scoring 12.  The Tigers will play three in Baltimore before heading home to open up against the Kansas City Royals followed by the hot Texas Rangers
Match Ups @ Baltimore (Camden Yards)
4.4/3:05p (EST)Rick Porcello  (10-12, 4.92 ERA ’10) vs. Jake Arrieta (6-6, 4.66 ERA ’10)
4.6/7:05pJustin Verlander (0-0, 4.50 ERA) vs. Jeremy Guthrie (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
4.7/7:05pBrad Penny (0-1, 16.62 ERA) vs. Chris  Tillman (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Camden Yards
Who’s Hot
Brian Roberts, 2B – Leads the team with a .308 average, triple, home run, and 5 RBI’s
Jeremy Guthrie, SP – Went 8 innings in first start allowing zero runs and striking out 6
Chris Tillman, SP – Threw 6 scoreless, walking only 3 and giving up no hits while striking out 6
Brennan Boesch, OF/DH – Starts the season 5 for 8 with a monster home run yesterday
Miguel Cabrera, 1B – two home runs on Sunday, hitting .455 with 5 RBI’s
Ryan Raburn, OF - .400 OBP, double , and an RBI against the Yankees

Who’s Not
Luke Scott, OF – Tiger killer is 0 for 7 to start the season, you better believe that will change against Detroit
Orioles offense - .222 batting average, 12 runs scored, and one home run in three games
Wil Rhymes/Magglio/Avila – One hit combined (Avila) amongst the three of them
Detroit’s pitching: 7.92 ERA, .282 batting average against, 9 Home runs allowed.  Then again it is the Yankees

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