Detroit Tigers Bats Boom in 11-0 Win Against the Twins


Apr 8, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler (3) is congratulated by designated hitter Victor Martinez (41) and left fielder J.D. Martinez (28) after scoring a run in the 3rd inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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How do you top the Detroit Tigers opening day pitching gem by David Price? Well you could have the Tigers bats explode for 15 hits and 11 runs. Along with that include another spectacular pitching performance by Anibal Sanchez with 6.2 innings pitched only giving up 3 hits and no runs.

Sanchez got the win, while Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco took the loss for the Twins.

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If anything was better than opening days game, it was that we got to see more of the bullpen for the Tigers. Angel Nesbitt came in and got the last out of the 7th inning for Sanchez and looked as good as you can in getting one out in a game. He got the job done, which is always what you want from a pitcher out of your bullpen.

Fans also got to see Ian Krol who cam in and pitched one inning. He gave up no hits and allowed no runs. He fell behind the first two batters he faced, 3-1 both times, but climbed back out of the hole and got two nice strike outs. The third batter he faced he fell behind as well but got a ground out and had a 1-2-3 inning.

We saw Joe Nathan pitch on opening day, but today we got to see Al Alburquerque come in a close the game up in a non-save opportunity. He gave up an early hit on a ball that just was hit nicely up the middle. He struck out the next batter and got the second out of the ninth on a fly out. One more pitching change let us see Joakim Soria get the last out of the game, which he did on a fly out.

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The pitching staff today had 9 Ks together today and made the Minnesota Twins hitters look down right silly in the game.

However as the title says, the bats became booming, they boomed in this game early. In the third inning the Tigers posted up 3 runs, followed by 4 runs the next inning, with 2 more in the fifth inning. It wasn’t until the sixth inning that the Tigers didn’t score, but booming bats don’t stay silent long as the Tigers added one more run in the seventh inning. Then another one in the eighth for good measure. The 8-9 hitters (Alex Avila and Jose Iglesias) were 5 for 5 with a double, 3 walks, and 3 runs scored before Avila was replaced by James McCann.

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While the Twins struck out 9 times, the Tigers only struck out 2 times through the entire game. So far watching the Twins play today, the level of worry that this team should have for the Tigers went down a lot. The Twins aren’t a very good team it looks like, which we can’t say fully because it is only game two of 162.

This Tigers team looks great though so far and as fans we should be happy about this. This is the first season in which the team opened up with back to back shutouts. Tomorrow this series finishes with a 1:08 pm start. The projected starters are Shane Greene for the Tigers and Kyle Gibson for the Twins. The Tigers will be looking for a opening season sweep.

What do you think of this team so far? Are you happy with it? Is this a lot better than last seasons team? Let us know below and don’t forget to stay connected to Detroit Jock City for all your Detroit Tigers news as the season continues on.

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