Whoa, a sweep! If this feels weird, it’s because our last one happened in June of last year. Now I couldn’t rightfully do a full game recap here, because I missed the first seven innings of the game. Basically, as I understand it, Pineda was awesome, our lineup hit a lot, our bullpen didn’t suck, and we won. Sounds like a lot of fun.
- Based on his line and the highlights I’ve seen, Michael Pineda was once again dominant this morning. He punched out nine in only six innings, and though there was a hiccup in the second that accounted for both earned runs and two of his three walks, the Tigers lineup really couldn’t get anything going against him. This was the third game in a row in which they haven’t been able to muster much of anything in terms of offense – but I guess that’s what facing King Felix, a healthy Erik Bedard, and Michael Pineda can do to you. Today, the reason for their struggles seems fairly obvious: he just blew them away. He threw strikes, and he blew them away. That’s what Michael Pineda does when he’s on, and we’ve yet to see him off.
- How about that offense, guys? Numbers speak better than words, so just look at the numbers.
Ichiro: 2-for-5, 2B
Chone Figgins: 2-for-5
Miguel Olivo: 2-for-5, HR
Justin Smoak: 1-for-3, 2B, BB
Luis Rodriguez: 1-for-4, HR
Michael Saunders: 2-for-4