The Tigers snapped their five game losing streak yesterday. Rick Porcello bounced back from a rough start and he picked up his thirteenth win of the season while the bullpen threw three shutout frames to seal it up. Porcello gave up two runs on four its and two walks with two strikeouts in six innings with an 8-4 groundball to flyball ratio. Fernando Rodney actually threw a shutout inning in a non-save situation and both Zach Miner and Brandon Lyon threw a shutout frame.
Miguel Cabrera went two for three with two walks, two runs and an RBI. Magglio Ordonez continued his solid second half and he went three for four with a run. Brandon Inge went two for four with two RBIs.
Speaking of Ordonez, he’s hitting .360 since the All Star Break. The problem is, he’s driven in just 12 run in 43 games. Still, he has a .954 OPS during that time and while he hasn’t gotten the homeruns, he has a .432 OBP so he’s getting on base for the team. Not sure if it warrants the contract extension, but he’s getting it done in his own way.
The Tigers finish up the wrap around series tonight. Justin Verlander gets the nod against David Purcey.