- With rain playing havoc with the schedule for the ALDS, Max Scherzer was bumped up from a Game 3 start Monday to Sunday's Game 2. What did he do in his first-ever postseason start? Oh, just chuck no-hit ball for five-plus innings.
- — littlestclouds (@littlestclouds)Mon, Oct 03 2011 04:24:05Scherzer felt he was too calm in the first inning, so he fired himself up for the rest of the game. Somehow this doesn't surprise me.
- — kmmeagher (@kmmeagher)Mon, Oct 03 2011 01:32:31After thinking about it, i'd rather be 1-1 with Verlander only going in gm 3 than 1-1 with Scherzer and Porcello going the next two days.
- — Sedici16 (@Sedici16)Mon, Oct 03 2011 01:07:23Ok....so Max Scherzer last 4 starts vs Yankees.....4 and 0....including post season...tmw night...JV dominates...Tues.....yankees finished!
- — Dale_Demsich (@Dale_Demsich)Sun, Oct 02 2011 23:39:13
- Scherzer even had the full attention of the baseball media Sunday.
- — akbussey (@akbussey)Mon, Oct 03 2011 02:37:26Max Scherzer is just the third pitcher to toss six shutout innings and allow two hits or fewer in a playoff game against the Yankees in NYC.
- — matthewbmowery (@matthewbmowery)Sun, Oct 02 2011 21:09:40Scherzer still dealing, gets A-Rod, Teixeira after Cano's hit. No-hitter irrelevant here. #Tigers need the win to swipe home-field adv.
- Of course, it helped that Miguel Cabrera staked Scherzer to a two-run lead with a first-inning home run, then added a sixth-inning RBI single, followed by one from Victor Martinez.
- — Buster_ESPN (@Buster_ESPN)Sun, Oct 02 2011 20:51:08In this season, the No. 1 and No. 2 hitters in the AL with RISP were Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez. Both deliver in Game 2...
Scherzer, Cabrera help Tigers tie ALDS, swipe home field
The Tigers needed a split in the first two games of the American League Division Series to steal home-field advantage from the New York Yankees. They got it with early offense from Miguel Cabrera, pitching excellence from Max Scherzer, and a shaky-but-effective ninth inning from closer Jose Valverde.
byMatthew B. Mowery488 Views