Armando Galarraga Tosses 5 1/3 Scoreless Innings

Miguel Cabrera Player of the Week

First – congratulations are in order for Miguel Cabrera being named co-player of the week for the American League after hitting .429 with four doubles, four home runs and 11 RBI in the last week. A sign of what’s to come, we hope.

Back to Galarraga. First, the numbers. In his two starts he is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA. In 12 innings pitched, he has given up 4 hits with 2 earned runs, and walked 4 while striking out 10. Better numbers than all the other starters – not that it’s saying much. It’s not all great though. His control was nowhere near as pinpoint accurate as it was in his first start, but you can’t argue with results.

Surprisingly, the bullpen looked very good. Actually – Aquilino Lopez, Rapada and Bautisita have been very consistent. So it’s not all bad. Hopefully, these next two series at home against the Rangers and Angels can get the Tigers closer to .500.

More good news – MRI results looked good for Placido Polanco, and he may be back in the line-up against the Rangers. Maybe he’ll leave his .148 batting average at the doctors office.

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