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Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

Jun 17, 2012, 8:35 AM EDT

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Doug Fister‘s first start back went swimmingly.

The 28-year-old right-hander — who missed around two weeks with a strained side muscle — delivered six scoreless innings Saturday in the Tigers’ 4-1 defeat of the Rockies at Detroit’s Comerica Park.

Fister allowed only three hits and walked just one batter while racking up six strikeouts. He now has a 2.68 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in seven starts this year, with 30 strikeouts and nine walks in 40 1/3 innings.

The Tigers are 31-34, currently four games back of the White Sox in the American League Central standings. A dramatic turnaround certainly seems possible.

Your Saturday box scores:

Rockies 1, Tigers 4

Yankees 5, Nationals 3 (14 innings)

Phillies 5, Blue Jays 6 (10 innings)

Brewers 6, Twins 2

Royals 7, Cardinals 10

Pirates 9, Indians 2

Padres 4, Athletics 6

Astros 3, Rangers 8

Orioles 5, Braves 0

Red Sox 4, Cubs 3

Reds 4, Mets 1

Marlins 4, Rays 3 (15 innings)

Diamondbacks 0, Angels 2

Giants 4, Mariners 7

White Sox 5, Dodgers 4

  1. yankeehatersaredelusional - Jun 17, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Drew, yankees nationals was 14 innings

    • Drew Silva - Jun 17, 2012 at 9:03 AM

      Oops, thanks.

  2. natsattack - Jun 17, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Nats played 14.

  3. uyf1950 - Jun 17, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    What a game by the Yankees and Nationals. That’s all I have to say.

  4. rockthered1286 - Jun 17, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    How bout that Guthrie trade to the Rockies for Hammel and Lidstrom now?! 1 hitter against the Braves and he’s been outstanding so far this year. Meanwhile Guthrie… Well injuries aren’t that impressive. The Duke looks sharp in his offseason moves so far! Never would have expected to be where we are to date with this lineup.

  5. professor30 - Jun 17, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Yanks -Nats went 14 should’ve been 9. Nice call on that play at the plate.

  6. Old Gator - Jun 17, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    “A big game for us,” Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said. “Every time you play a game like that, 14, 15, 16 innings and you come out winning, people come out of the ballpark very excited and ready for the next day.”

    Well yes, but you were playing in the Morlock Dome last night. To achieve the desired effect, you have to do that in your own park, ‘mano.

    The Feesh took feefteen eenings while going 2 for 15 with RISP – perhaps they should can their third base coach and hire an undertaker to wait at the corner instead – and squandered the Christmas morning bounty of three Razed errors, but finally, somehow, they managed to tear themselves from the adhesive surface of the Strange Attractor and dare to believe, however tentatively, in a return to respectability. Give these guys that long a game and even Black Hole Buck and Tweeter will stroke an accidental hit, just not when it counts. Biggest cause for immediate concern: the Iron Giant’s bionic incoming projectile detector is malfunctioning mightily and he’s down in the .270s from .304 at the end of May. He’s striking out all over the place, looking like such a human windmill that the ghost of Don Quixote recently told me over a rainy day game of Ouija Scrabble that he’s seriously contemplating running his lance up the Gian’t ass. Over the past two weeks, Zorro has a better slash line.

    Josh Johnson, whose stuff was filthier than the sludge at the bottom of the Macondo River after a sewer main rupture last time out, sallies to the mound with weight of expectation of all the padres in Macondo, even the ones who are dodging child support, on his shoulders. Go git ’em, JJ.

  7. cur68 - Jun 17, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Well, since I can’t possibly hope to match Gator for elocution, composition and style I’m gonna take a run at baiting certain Philly Phans, which is at least easier, if less admirable. So, Phans Who Shall Remain Nameless (actually, I can’t help it: J5, UH &, especially, FC: HA!): Chad Qualls, you are The Man.

    PS: Happy Birthday, FC. Hope you enjoyed the game in SkyDome yesterday.

    • Old Gator - Jun 17, 2012 at 3:33 PM

      You’re being far too cautious. I’m not even a licensed elocution.

    • Jonny 5 - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:35 AM

      Damn Beavermen.

    • Jonny 5 - Jun 18, 2012 at 10:36 AM

      “Chad Qualls, you are The Man.”

      Oh and never use a Harry Kalas line in vain ever, ever again! Blasphemy!

  8. APBA Guy - Jun 17, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    The A’s won again, proving that their ability to beat teams worse than themselves remains intact. Yesterday’s designated BP pitcher was Russ Ohlendorf, gone before the 5th ended, after his assortment of mush and hangers had been scattered about the nearly empty park. Tyson Ross was credible, giving up 2 in 6, showing just how punchless the Padres truly are.

    Nearly empty because it was hot yesterday in Oakland, about 90, which in the direct sun feels like around 200. But 40,000 were at the US Open held just up the road from me in Daly City. On tv they say San Francisco, because nobody knows where Daly City is. And in fact one of the holes does cross the border into SF County, so they aren’t really lying, not totally anyway.

  9. dan1111 - Jun 17, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    “Crazy times ask for crazy measures.” So said Bobby Valentine about his decision to bat the slumping Saltalamacchia cleanup. Unfortunately, his crazy measure worked, which probably means we’re going to see a lot more crazy measures. What zany thing is he going to do next? Play Ortiz at shortstop? Have all of the outfielders stand next to each other in deep right field? Convert Felix Doubront to a switch-pitcher?

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