11-15, Game Notes

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

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  • http://Retired maqman

    Sweeping a major league baseball team, especially one with a bigger payroll than ours, this is something new. I could get to like this real easy. Pineda is starting to remind me of Fernando Valenzuela in LA in 1981. He was ROY and MVP that year if memory serves me right. That was an E-Ticket ride for sure.

    • Harrison Crow

      Close. He was the first rookie to win the Cy Young. The only ROY-MVP duo’s are Fred Lynn and Ichiro.