Series Preview: Detroit Tigers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 5/17-5/19

Series Preview: Detroit Tigers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 5/17-5/19

The Detroit Tigers will play a three-game series, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Tigers are coming off a series loss at the hands of the Marlins while the Diamondbacks are coming off a series win over the Reds.

Detroit Tigers (21-22) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (21-23)

Game 1:

Date: Friday, May 13
Time: 9:40 pm EST
Broadcast: Bally Sports Detroit

Game 2:

Date: Saturday, May 14
Time: 8:10 pm EST
Broadcast: Bally Sports Detroit

Game 3:

Date: Sunday, May 15
Time: 4:10 pm EST
Broadcast: Bally Sports Detroit

Probable Starting Pitchers

Game 1: Tarik Skubal (5-0, 2.02 ERA) vs. Ryne Nelson (2-2, 5.33 ERA)

Skubal gets the series started, he is 5-0 with a 2.02 ERA, a 2.04 FIP, a 0.85 WHIP, and 60 strikeouts in 49 innings. In his last start, he faced the Astros going 6.1 innings giving up two runs on seven hits; he walked two and struck out seven. Skubal has never faced the Diamondbacks in his career. Nelson goes for Arizona he is 2-2 with a 5.33 ERA, a 4.40 FIP, a 1.69 WHIP, and 19 strikeouts in 25.1 innings. In his last start, he faced the Orioles going 4.2 innings giving up three runs on ten hits; he didn’t walk anyone and struck out three. He’s made one start in his career against the Tigers getting a win going 5.2 shutout innings giving up four hits; he walked two and struck out four.

Game 2: Jack Flaherty (0-3, 3.88 ERA) vs. Zac Gallen (5-2, 2.86 ERA)

Flaherty gets the middle game he is 0-3 with a 3.88 ERA, a 2.98 FIP, a 1.04 WHIP, and 63 strikeouts in 48.2 innings. In his last start, he faced the Astros going 6.2 innings giving up three runs on seven hits; he didn’t walk anyone and struck out seven. In his career against Arizona, he is 0-2 with a 4.71 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP, and 33 strikeouts in 28.2 innings. Gallen goes for the Diamondbacks he is 5-2 with a 2.86 ERA, a 3.59 FIP, a 1.11 WHIP, and 45 strikeouts in 44 innings. In his last start, he faced the Orioles going six innings giving up two runs on four hits; he walked two and struck out four. In his career against Detroit, he’s made one start going 5.2 innings giving up five runs on ten hits; he walked two and struck out five.

Game 3: Matt Manning (0-1, 4.37 ERA) vs. Jordan Montgomery (2-2, 4.76 ERA)

Manning gets the finale he is making his fifth start with the Tigers, he is 0-1 with a 4.37 ERA, a 4.11 FIP, a 1.32 WHIP, and 22 strikeouts in 22.2 innings. In his last start, he faced the Marlins going 5.2 innings giving up three runs on nine hits; he walked one and struck out five. He has never faced the Diamondbacks in his career. Montgomery goes for the Diamondbacks he is 2-2 with a 4.76 ERA, a 4.27 FIP, a 1.37 WHIP, and 17 strikeouts in 28.1 innings. In his last start, he faced the Reds going 5.1 innings giving up three runs on six hits; he walked three and struck out seven. In his career against Detroit, he is 1-1 with a 2.96 ERA, a 0.94 WHIP, and 20 strikeouts in 24.1 innings.

Tigers vs. Diamondbacks Leaders

Tigers:

AVG – Kerry Carpenter – .271
HR – Riley Greene – 9
RBI – Mark Canha – 20
IP – Tarik Skubal – 49.0
ERA – Tarik Skubal – 2.02
K – Jack Flaherty – 63

Diamondbacks:

AVG – Ketel Marte – .289
HR – Ketel Marte – 9
RBI – Christian Walker – 28
IP – Brandon Pfaadt – 54.0
ERA – Zac Gallen – 2.86
K – Brandon Pfaadt – 51

Tigers vs. Diamondbacks Numbers

Tigers

AVG: .225 (23)
OPS: .655 (26)
R: 168 (23)
HR: 37 (24)
ERA: 3.33 (6)
K: 371 (18)
WHIP: 1.13 (5)

Diamondbacks

AVG: .245 (11)                       
OPS: .715 (9)
R: 215 (5)
HR: 42 (18)
ERA: 4.21 (20)
K: 329 (28)
WHIP: 1.30 (19)

Wrap Up

The Tigers are coming off a rough series against the Marlins and they haven’t scored a run since the eighth inning of Monday’s game going 19 innings without a run. The offense needs to find a way to wake up before the Tigers fall out of a wide-open American League Central race.

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