Detroit Tigers: The Week That Was 6/6-6/12

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Despite their continued struggles at the plate, the Detroit Tigers still found a way to win three of their five games this week. Yes, you read that right. Only five games this week, and zero games were rained out. Two games in Pittsburgh, which Detroit won both, then three at home against Toronto.

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There were definite highlights and lowlights from those five games, that’s for certain. One highlight: rookie starter Beau Brieske picked up his first career win in the second game of the Toronto series. One lowlight: fellow rookie starter Elvin Rodriguez gave up eight runs in 4 1/3 innings against Toronto and was sent back down to Triple-A Toledo.

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With the offensive troubles, both the starting rotation and bullpen turned in a fantastic week’s worth of work (outside of the Elvin Rodriguez start). Since ERA is a statistic of average, the starting rotation’s ERA of 5.53 seems a little high to qualify it as a “fantastic week.” But, if you take the Rodriguez start out of the equation, the rotation’s ERA for the week was just 3.32.

What more can you say about this bullpen, though? Alex LangeAndrew ChafinWily PeraltaMichael FulmerJoe JimenezWill Vest, and Gregory Soto have been incredible for the entirety of the season as a whole so far.

Here’s a glimpse at how good they’ve been overall. Peralta actually gave up two earned runs in his appearance against Toronto on Friday. After that appearance, his ERA went up to 1.54. In fact, Peralta and Soto are the only two relievers to have given up a single run this week. So yes, I feel good about saying that the bullpen is dominant.

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Offensively, this team is still struggling rather mightily. Their collective .209 batting average this week and .270 on-base percentage show this to be true. Thank goodness the pitching is good because the Tigers would be a very lowly team if the arms were even just average. In the five games this week, they scored a total of 12 runs while giving up a total of 21. Let’s go ahead and get into the numbers for each individual player:

Detroit Tigers Team Stats For The Week

Win/loss record: 3-2

Total runs scored: 12

Total runs allowed: 21

Starter ERA: 5.53

Bullpen ERA: 1.42

Overall record: 24-35, 9.5 games out of first place in the American League Central

Detroit Tigers Individual Batting Stats

Willi Castro: 3-9, a run, 2 doubles, a sacrifice fly, one RBI. Season batting average: .258, on-base percentage: .296

Robbie Grossman: 2-6, 2 strikeouts. Season batting average: .204, on-base percentage: .312

Jonathan Schoop: 3-19, a double, one RBI, 6 strikeouts, ground into a double play. Season batting average: .189, on-base percentage: .227

Miguel Cabrera: 3-19, one RBI, 5 strikeouts. Season batting average: .286, on-base percentage: .327

Javier Baez: 3-16, one double, one run, one RBI, a stolen base, 3 walks, four strikeouts, ground into a double play. Season batting average: .197, on-base percentage: .242

Austin Meadows: 2-17, one double, 2 runs, one walk, 3 strikeouts, ground into a double play. Season batting average: .246, on-base percentage: .341

Spencer Torkelson: 2-15, a double, one RBI, 2 runs, one RBI, one walk, one strikeout. Season batting average: .186, on-base percentage: .286

Daz Cameron: 3-8, one double, one triple, 2 RBI, 2 runs, 3 strikeouts. Season batting average: .232, on-base percentage: .295

Kody Clemens: 0-5, one strikeout. Season batting average: .000, on-base percentage: .056

Victor Reyes: 3-8, one run, one RBI, 3 strikeouts. Season batting average: .313, on-base percentage: .353

Derek Hill: 1-4, one strikeout. Season batting average: .229, on-base percentage: .270

Eric Haase: 3-8, a double, a triple, one RBI, 3 runs, 3 strikeouts. Season batting average: .186, on-base percentage: .247

Tucker Barnhart: 2-7, one RBI, a double, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts. Season batting average: .230, on-base percentage: .271

Harold Castro: 5-19, a double, 1 run, 4 RBIs, 4 strikeouts, ground into a double play. Season average: .282, on-base percentage: .297

Detroit Tigers Individual Pitching Stats

Elvin Rodriguez: 4 1/3 innings pitched, 8 hits allowed, 8 runs (all earned), 2 walks, 2 strikeouts, 3 home runs allowed. 0-1 record. Season ERA: 11.51, WHIP: 1.82

Beau Brieske: 5 2/3 innings pitched, 7 hits allowed, 2 strikeouts. 1-0 record. Season ERA: 4.34, WHIP: 1.28

Tarik Skubal: 11 innings pitched, 13 hits allowed, 7 runs (all earned), 2 walks, 14 strikeouts, 2 home runs allowed. Season ERA: 2.71, WHIP: 1.02

Alex Faedo: 5 innings pitched, 1 run allowed (earned), a walk, 7 strikeouts, 1 home run allowed. Season ERA: 2.92, WHIP: 1.24

Jacob Barnes: 1 2/3 innings pitched, 3 hits allowed, 2 runs (both earned), a walk. Season ERA: 6.10, WHIP: 1.45

Wily Peralta: 3 innings pitched, 3 hits, 2 runs (earned), 2 walks, 2 strikeouts. Season ERA: 1.42, WHIP: 1.30

Joe Jimenez: 2 innings pitched, 2 hits allowed, 4 strikeouts. Season ERA: 2.95, WHIP: 1.03

Jason Foley: 2 innings pitched, 1 hit, 1 walk. Season ERA: 2.41, WHIP: 1.13

Andrew Chafin: 1 1/3 innings pitched, one walk, 2 strikeouts. Season ERA: 2.51, WHIP: 1.19

Will Vest: 2 innings pitched, one hit allowed, 2 strikeouts, 1-0 record. Season ERA: 1.71, WHIP: 0.62

Michael Fulmer: 2 innings pitched, 4 strikeouts. Season ERA: 2.45, WHIP: 1.00

Alex Lange: 2 innings pitched, one hit, one walk, 2 strikeouts. Season ERA: 1.48, WHIP: 1.03

Gregory Soto: 3 innings pitched, 3 hits allowed, one run (earned), one walk, 4 strikeouts, 3 saves. Season ERA: 2.05, WHIP: 1.23

Detroit Tigers Injury Report (according to ESPN.com)

3B Jeimer Candelario – 10-day injured list (shoulder)

RP Jose Cisnero – 60-day injured list (shoulder)

SP Eduardo Rodriguez – 15-day injured list (ribs)

OF Daz Cameron – COVID19 list

SP Casey Mize – 60-day injured list, will undergo Tommy John surgery

SP Michael Pineda – 15-day injured list (finger)

SP Matt Manning – 10-day injured list (biceps)

RP Kyle Funkhouser – 60’day injured list (shoulder)

SP Spencer Turnbull – 60-day injured list (elbow)

Jake Rogers – 60-day injured list (forearm)

The Week Ahead

The Tigers continue their home stand in the next week, welcoming the Chicago White Sox to Comerica Park for three games starting on Monday, then the Texas Rangers head to Detroit for a four-game weekend set.

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Posted by Shae Brophy
Born and raised Michigander. Former mixed martial artist, currently attempting to figure out how to golf without embarrassing myself. Very passionate Michigan sports fan. Wolverines, Red Wings, Tigers, Pistons and Lions. Life is good as a fan of Michigan sports!