Five Stats from the Detroit Tigers 4-0 Loss to the Oakland Athletics

  • Four

The number of hits by the Tigers. This simply isn’t going to cut it against most big league opposition. Detroit also drew a singular walk to add to its baserunner total.

  • Zero

The number of hits by shortstop Dixon Machado in his Major League debut. He saw a total of eight pitches and grounded into a double play.

  • One

The number of Tigers with more than one hit. Tyler Collins accounted for half of the Tigers hits with a 2-for-4 showing at the plate. He’s now hitting .267 on the season. On a day when Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez were out of the lineup, Detroit couldn’t get the rest of the team to generate any offense.

  • 2

The number of innings pitched by Tigers starter Shane Greene. The former Yankee allowed eight hits and four runs while striking out four.

  • Two

The number of strikeouts by Alex Wilson in only an innings of work. Wilson and Blaine Hardy combined to throw 2.1 innings of shutout ball once Greene departed.

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5 Stats from the Detroit Tigers’ 5-2 Win vs the Milwaukee Brewers

  • Four

The number of runs driven in by Nick Castellanos. The third baseman also had two hits, giving Shane Greene and the rest of the team all the run support they would need.

  • Two

The number of runs allowed Tigers starter Greene. He allowed only three hits in 6.1 innings, striking out six.

  • Five

The number of combined hits for J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes. With Victor Martinez on the disabled list, these two will be heavily leaned upon to drive in more runs in the middle of the order. J.D. Martinez had two hits and scored two runs while Cespedes also scored two runs on three hits and a walk. The duo did not strike out.

  • .282

James McCann’s batting average after the game. The Tigers catcher had an underwhelming day at the plate with just a walk in three plate appearances (two of them via the strikeout), but his solid displays with the bat so far this season will help make up for the temporary loss of V-Mart. The fact that Jose Iglesias, the team’s ninth hitter, is sporting a .328 batting average doesn’t hurt either.

  • One

The number of hits by Tyler Collins, who started at designated hitter. Collins also drew a walk and scored a run in his second game of the season. With J.D. Martinez and Cespedes moving up in the order to fill in for V-Mart, Collins will be counted upon to provide solid production lower in the order. If he continues to turn in displays like he did on Wednesday, he’ll provide much-needed stability.

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Detroit Tigers: 5 Stats from the 2-1 Loss to the Kansas City Royals

  • Zero

The number of Tigers with more than one hit. No Detroit hitter had multiple hits, but three (J.D. Martinez, Victor Martinez and Ian Kinsler) all reached base twice thanks to a hit and a walk each.

  • Five

The number of at-bats without a hit for Tigers leftfielder Yoenis Cespedes. The outfielder lowered his average to .274 after the game. With J.D. Martinez struggling, Cespedes has been hitting fifth in the lineup.

  • Six

The number of walks by the Tigers in the game. Detroit had five hits, so drawing all the walks gave them a needed boost to their offense. However, the team wasn’t able to capitalize on the baserunners. Anthony Gose, Kinsler, Nick Castellanos, Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez all had walks.

  • One

The number of runs allowed by starter Shane Greene in eight innings pitched. Greene has struggled as of late, but turned in a solid start on Monday. He threw eight innings of four-hit ball while allowing the one run. He didn’t walk any batters and struck out three. He lowered his ERA from 5.56 to 4.71.

  • 20

Joakim Soria’s ERA after the game. The Tigers closer threw a scoreless ninth to preserve the tie. He walked one batter.

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  • Three

The number of Tigers with multiple hits. Victor Martinez, Yoenis Cespedes and James McCann all had two hits each.

  • Zero

The number of runs allowed by the Tigers bullpen. This was another strong effort by the Detroit ‘pen as Blaine Hardy, Al Alburquerque and Joba Chamberlain all threw a scoreless inning each. They struck out a cumulative three batters. All three have struggled as of late so throwing scoreless innings will only help them moving forward.

  • One

The number of walks drawn by the Tigers. The swing-happy J.D. Martinez was the only Detroit hitter with a walk. He didn’t strike out. The Tigers only struck out three times, but failed to muster much offense.

  • Six

The number of runs allowed by starter Anibal Sanchez, who dropped to 2-4 on the season. Five of his runs on the day were earned, bringing his ERA to 5.44.

  • Two

The number of Tigers hitters who lasted the entire game that went hitless. The two without hits? Miguel Cabrera and Ian Kinsler, two of the team’s best hitters. Andrew Romine also put up a zero in the hit column, but was subbed out in favor of Rajai Davis who pinch hit for him late in the game.

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5 Stats to Know from the Detroit Tigers’ 4-1 Win over the Chicago White Sox

  • Three

The number of hits by Tigers’ designated hitter Victor Martinez. After going yard against Chris Sale, this three-hit effort seems to have V-Mart trending in the right direction.

  • 1

The number of outs recorded by Tigers’ closer Joakim Soria in his eleventh save of the season. Soria struck out all four batters that he faced.

  • 116

The number of pitches seen by both teams. Fun fact.

  • 00

Kyle Lobstein’s ERA on the season. Justin Verlander’s rotation replacement has pitched well so far this season. This is good news for the Tigers given Shane Greene’s struggles and Verlander’s (soon-ish) return from the DL.

  • Two

The number of strikeouts by outfielder J.D. Martinez. The slugger’s averaged dropped to .220 after the game.

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5 Stats from the Detroit Tigers 7-6 Loss to the Chicago White Sox

  • Four

The number of RBI by designated hitter Victor Martinez. V-Mart only had nine RBI on the season entering the game, and had only totaled more than a single RBI once. Wednesday’s showing was an encouraging sign for Martinez as he showed signs of breaking out of his slump at the dish.

  • Zero

The number of runs allowed by Al Alburquerque, Tom Gorzelanny and Angel Nesbitt in a combined two innings of work. The trio seem to be among manager’s Brad Ausmus’ preferred pitchers out of the bullpen.

  • Six

The number of hits allowed in 0.2 innings pitched by Joba Chamberlain. The former Yankee took the loss while allowing four runs (all earned).

  • One

The number of home runs by Victor Martinez—yet another positive sign for the Detroit DH.

  • Three

The number of hits by Tigers catcher James McCann. McCann went three-for-five with two strikeouts on the day. If he continues to turn in displays like this, he’ll start to take more at-bats away from Alex Avila.

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5 Stats from the Detroit Tigers’ 5-2 Loss vs the Chicago White Sox

  • Zero

The number of combined hits by Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes. The heart of the Tigers order only reached base once (a walk by Cespedes) and struck out four times.

  • Three

The number of Tigers with multiple hits. Anthony Gose, Ian Kinsler and Alex Avila accounted for two hits each. The trio accounted for both runs in terms of RBI and runs scored.

  • One

The number of hits allowed by Alex Wilson, Blaine Hardy and Angel Nesbitt in 5.1 innings of relief. The trio of relievers replaced the struggling Shane Greene and pitched well. They collectively struck out two while allowing a singular walk.

  • Four

The number of walks by Greene. The former Yankee only struck out one batter and generally had a start to forget.

  • Five

The number of hits and runs allowed by Greene. Each one of his five runs allowed were earned. His ERA on the season sits at 5.56. He’s struggled mightily since a strong start.

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Seven Stats to Know from the Detroit Tigers’ 2-1 Win over the Kansas City Royals

Because I missed the last game, I decided to offer up more stats. Here’s the numbers to know from the Tigers’ 2-1 win over the Royals.

  • Three

The number of hits by leadoff hitter Anthony Gose. While Devon Travis (who Gose was traded for) continues to rake in Toronto, Gose is doing some hitting of his own in Motown. The centerfielder raised his average to .322 after the three-hit effort.

  • Two

The number of hits by Ian Kinsler and Yoenis Cespedes. The duo, along with Gose, were the only Tigers with hits.

  • Seven

The number of hits by the Tigers. Gose, Kinsler and Cespedes were the only Detroit batters with hits.

  • Zero

The number of hits by Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez. V-Mart isn’t 100% and as such is hitting .208 on the season.

  • Nine

The number of innings thrown by David Price. The Detroit ace continues to impress after a rough outing versus the Yankees. His ERA on the season is 2.93.

  • Five

The number of hits surrendered by Price. He only allowed one run and struck out three without walking a batter.

  • Four

The number of strikeouts by Tigers hitters. For as much as they failed to score runs, they still managed to put the ball in play a good deal. The team also drew a collective three walks. Rajai Davis, Miguel Cabrera and Nick Castellanos all had free passes.

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5 Stats from the Detroit Tigers 8-1 Loss to the Kansas City Royals

  • Six

The number of runs allowed by Tigers starter Alfredo Simon. The righty also struck out six while allowing nine hits. It was his first loss of the season.

  • Two

The number of hits by Victor Martinez. V-Mart was the only Tiger with multiple hits. It was only his fourth multi-hit game of the season.

  • 10

The number of strikeouts by Detroit hitters. J.D. Martinez led the way with three while Yoenis Cespedes and Nick Castellanos each had two. James McCann, Rajai Davis and Miguel Cabrera each had one.

  • Zero

The number of runs allowed by Al Alburquerque and Angel Nesbitt in relief. Both threw scoreless innings. It was a particularly encouraging sign for Albuquerque due to some early struggles. He allowed seven runs over three innings in two blowout losses to Cleveland and New York. This was his second scoreless outing so it seems that the reliever is turning things around.

  • One

The number of runs scored by the Tigers. The lone run came on a Rajai Davis single which scored Jose Iglesias, who had tripled.

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5 Stats to Know from the Detroit Tigers’ 5-4 Win over the Minnesota Twins

  • Three

The number of runs allowed by David Price, who rebounded from an awful start against the Yankees. Price didn’t have his best stuff, but battled through 6.1 innings of work to earn the win.

  • One

The number of hits surrendered by Joakim Soria in the ninth. The closer earned his eighth save.

  • Two

The number of holds picked up by Tigers relievers. Alex Wilson and Joba Chamberlain held the lead for Soria. The recently called-up Wilson has 2.45 ERA over the course of 3.2 innings this season.

  • .397

Jose Iglesias’ batting average after the game. The slick-fielding shortstop has been super with the bat this season. He went 3-for-5 with a run scored and a run driven in. He went yard (his first of the season) and finished a double short of the cycle.

  • Six

The number of walks drawn by the Tigers, easily outweighing the team’s collective three strikeouts. Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, J.D. Martinez and Alex Avila all had a walk each. Anthony Gose drew two free passes.

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