Detroit Tigers (17-17) vs. Los Angeles Angels (18-20)
Box Score via MLB.com
First Pitch: 10:07 EST
Stadium: Angels Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
Weather: http://66°F • Partly Cloudy • 0% PoP
Media: Fox Sports Detroit / 97.1 The Ticket
- Ian Kinsler (2B)
- Nick Castellanos (3B)
- Miguel Cabrera (1B)
- Victor Martinez (DH)
- Justin Upton (LF)
- J.D. Martinez (RF)
- Alex Avila (C)
- Andrew Romine (CF)
- Jose Iglesias (SS)
Hitter’s Box Score via MLB.com
WP: Matt Shoemaker (2-2, 4.50 ERA)
LP: Jordan Zimmermann (3-2, 6.28 ERA)
Pitcher’s Box Score via MLB.com
Standings via MLB.com
Another night, another start by Jordan Zimmermann, and another night where the Tigers come out on the losing end of things. Zim isn’t completely to blame for the loss, he was decent; however, being a bit unlucky never allows for a winnable game either, and tonight the Tigers were unlucky in many ways.
From bloop singles, to an unfavorable pitching matchup, to misplays in the outfield, everything was working against the team tonight. And back to .500 on the season they go.
They got to Matt Shoemaker early, loading the bases in the second inning with no one out, but Shoemaker tight-roped his way out of trouble, allowing zero runs to score. After that, the Tigers offense managed only three base runners for the rest of the game.
Anibal Sanchez came into the game in the eighth inning and gave up a two-run home run to Mike Trout — extending the lead to 7-0, and nailing the door shut on the game for the boys in the Old English D.
Shoemaker has the Tigers number, now boasting a 0.80 ERA against the Tigers in his career.
Matt Shoemaker is done after 6 scoreless. He now has a career 0.80 ERA vs DET. Angels up 5-0.
— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) May 13, 2017
Tomorrow the Tigers send Daniel Norris (2-2, 4.55 ERA) to the hill going against Ricky Nolasco (2-2, 4.31 ERA). They’ll need a complete team effort if they plan to earn the win against the Angels, a team they have struggled with mightily since 2000.