Anibal Sanchez, who dropped off the radar a bit when he went on the disabled list in mid-June with a strained right shoulder, has been just as good and maybe a little bit better.
Anibal Sanchez struck out 10 in a terrific performance, helping the Detroit Tigers top the Chicago White Sox 1-0 on Wednesday night.
All that improvement, and then … a game like Thursday.
Prince Fielder homered for the first time in three weeks, hitting a two-run shot in the first inning to help the Detroit Tigers to a 4-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.
Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter gave his teammate a new middle name Thursday night at the “Dancing with the All-Stars” charity event.
Prince Fielder, Austin Jackson and Torii Hunter homered, and Anibal Sanchez pitched six scoreless innings to help the Detroit Tigers overcome Miguel Cabrera’s absence in a 6-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.
The Detroit Tigers announced on Twitter Tuesday that starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez will be pitching Saturday, his first scheduled start after coming off the disabled list for shoulder stiffness.
Instead, it looks like Alvarez will get another start, this time against the Cleveland Indians.
Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez will complete a bullpen session Thursday that should let Detroit know whether or not he’ll need a rehab assignment, MLB.com reports.
The bottom line is that Detroit starters have lasted just five innings or fewer in four of the last five games.
The last five starting pitching performances might have stripped some of that confidence – and with good reason.