“I ran into a good team,” Scherzer said. “They swung the bat well. I threw some good pitches they hit, made some bad pitchers they hit even farther.”
Every year as the All-Star Break approaches, conversation renews about whether participating in the Home Run Derby can wreck a hitter’s swing.
Champ: Torii Hunter for his big weekend and being named to the All-Star Game. Chump: Anderson Silva, for getting knocked out and trying to showboat a little too much.
Torii Hunter has maintained throughout the season that his Detroit Tigers have not quite clicked, that the team is still not playing at its full potential.
In the last 10 games of its 11-game road trip, the Tigers provided a glimpse of what realizing that potential looks like.
In five of his 15 starts so far, Verlander has only lasted five innings or fewer.
136 players have hit at least 300 home runs. That’s a fairly distinctive achievement in its own right. Of those 136, only eight have also won nine or more Gold Gloves.
Champ: Torii Hunter for getting his 300th career HR in Sunday’s ballgame.
Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter will miss games on Friday and Saturday in Baltimore to attend his son’s high school graduation ceremony in Texas.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Sunday he planned to give outfielder Torii Hunter the day off Monday against the Twins, per MLB.com. Hunter has started 21 games and appeared in 22 of the Tigers’ 23 games.
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