When facing the Detroit Tigers, hitters get the joy of facing an All-Star Game starter and likely Cy Young winner; a former MVP and Cy Young winner; and an ERA champion.
Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer held the Boston Red Sox hitless for 5 2-3 innings in Game 2 of the AL championship series on Sunday night.
David Ortiz had the biggest swing of the ALCS on Sunday night, clubbing a game-tying grand slam in the bottom of the eighth.
If Max Scherzer had not locked up every vote for the American League Cy Young already, he probably converted any remaining doubters with his gutsy performance as a reliever Tuesday.
For the past few weeks, we’ve heard far too much about what the Tigers don’t have and not enough about what they do.
Max Scherzer, Detroit’s 21-game winner, will start the AL division series opener Friday night at Oakland, with star Justin Verlander following in Game 2.
It looks like the World Series will go the distance and seven games for the second straight year.