Twins at Tigers
Scott Diamond vs. Rick Porcello
-Diamond is 2-2 with a 2.72 ERA in six appearances against Detroit. Diamond has been a very vulnerable pitcher as of late with 6.35 ERA in his last three starts. Diamond has been leaving the ball and opponents have bashed him for 12 earned runs over his last 9.3 innings. Diamond also six walks in his last two starts, he only had three all season leading up to those starts and just 31 in 173 innings a year ago.
-Omar Infante is the only Tiger to take Diamond deep.
-Prince Fielder is just 1-for-11 with four strikeouts.
-Miguel Cabrera is 8-for-16 with three RBIs.
-Porcello is 6-5 with a 3.35 ERA in 16 appearances vs. our Twins. He has only struck out 46 Twins in 91.1 innings. However, Porcello has struck out 19 batters in last 18 innings on the season.
-Josh Willingham, Trevor Plouffe, Justin Morneau and Brian Dozier have all taken Porcello deep.
-Ryan Doumit is 4-for-10.
-Joe Mauer is 7-for-27.
-Willingham in addition to the homer is 6-for-10 with four RBIs and four walks.
Samuel Deduno vs. Anibal Sanchez
-Deduno will be making his major league season debut. He has been hampered by some nagging injuries. Deduno has made two career appearances against Detroit. He has allowed 10 earned runs over 9.1 innings, Ouch! Deduno was of course a WBC hero, that got him mega press but this is Majors kid and that’s means Miggy and Prince await you.
-The currently injured Austin Jackson is the only Tiger to homer off Deduno.
-Cabrera is 1-for-5 with an RBI.
-Andy Dirks is 3-for-6 with two doubles and triple.
-Sanchez will be making his third start against Minnesota this season. He has allowed just three earned runs in 11 innings while striking out 14 and walking five in the first two starts.
-Doumit is 3-for-13 against Sanchez with seven strikeouts.
-Mauer is 4-for-8.
-Willingham is 2-for-12 with eight walks and five strikeouts.
Kevin Correia vs. Doug Fister
-Correia is struggling currently with a 6.61 ERA over his last three starts. Correia gave up five earned in four innings at Atlanta on Monday. He did scatter seven hits and just two earned in his last his start vs. Detroit.
-Cabrera is 11-for-22 lifetime against Correia, with a homer and eight RBIs.
-Fielder is just 5-for-28 but he does have a homer and six RBIs.
-Jhonny Peralta is just 1-for-9 but that one hit was a dong.
-Fister is 3-6 in his nine starts vs. Minnesota with a 3.13 ERA. Fister is also struggling have with a 6.75 ERA over his last three starts.
-Mauer is 4-for-23 against Fister.
-Willingham is 5-for-18 with two homers, five RBIs and four strikeouts.
-Plouffe is just 2-for-14 but he does have a homer and three RBIs.
-Morneau is 7-for-19 with a homer, three RBIs and five strikeouts.
Mike Pelfrey vs. Max Scherzer
-Pelfrey’s season ERA is still 6.57, he is however 1-1 vs. the Tigers having given up just four earned in 10.2 innings.
-Infante is 15-for-32 vs. Pelfrey with 14 singles, a triple and three RBIs.
-Dirks is 4-for-6 with two homers.
-Fielder is 6-for-17 with two homers and eight RBIs.
-Cabrera is 3-for-12 with an RBI and six walks.
-Scherzer is a classic strike out per inning pitcher. He has gone at least seven innings in six of his last seven starts, including a 7.1 inning effort vs. the Twins where he struck out 10 and gave ups three earned.
-Morneau is 5-for-13 with three homers, four RBIs, four walks and zero strikeouts.
-Willingham is 5-for-18 with two homers and eight strikeouts.
-Mauer is 8-for-23 with a homer.
-Plouffe is 1-for-10 with six strikeouts.
Our dear Twins have now lost eight straight and they sit at the bottom of the AL Central.
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