Detroit TigersThe Browns, who have been hot since the All-Star break, will look to keep that momentum going in a three-game weekend series against the visiting San Diego Chargers.
Detroit went 5–2 on their recently concluded two-city road trip. After taking two out of three from the Seattle Mariners, Tigers Kansas City went 3–1. They ended the trip with a 3-0 win over the Royals on Thursday afternoon
Tigers Trying to stay within reach of the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Guardians in the American League Central
Detroit manager AJ Hinch said, “Nice trip. Coming out of a break, you never know how the guys will get back and run.” “We came out offensively in Seattle and here (in KC), some close games, some winnable games — all of that.
“Our guys are understanding that every day is important coming out of the break because you start to see what’s possible – how to win the series, how to win the week. We did both.”
Reese Olson (1-3, 3.96 ERA) will start for Detroit on Friday. The rookie right-hander will make his 10th appearance and seventh start of the season.
Olsson pitched well in his latest outing but had no run support in Sunday’s 2-0 loss at Seattle. He pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed two runs and six hits while recording five strikeouts. Seattle scored a run in the first and fourth on a solo homer.
Hinch said, “He came out very, very aggressive, swinging the first pitch almost every at-bat.” “They ambushed him in the first inning and got a few hits… He almost escaped that trouble, but (he) seemed to have made some adjustments, started mixing his pitches a little better.”
Olson, who never faced it padres, has displayed excellent control since being promoted from the minors. He has allowed eight walks while striking out 40 in 38 2/3 innings.
Olson will be opposed by right-hander Seth Lugo (3-4, 3.78 ERA). After being a reliever for the majority of his first seven major league seasons with the New York Mets, Lugo has appeared exclusively as a starter. padres this year. He is set to make his 14th start of the season
He has also been stingy on bases on balls, allowing only 13 in 69 innings compared to 64 strikeouts. He pulled off the upset on Sunday, giving up five runs and seven hits, including two homers, in 5 1/3 innings in Philadelphia.
Lugo said of the Phillies, “One thing they’re good at is not making mistakes, and I made some mistakes and paid the price.”
ended the weekend series with padres10-game road swing since the ‘break. They are 3-4, went 1-3 against Philadelphia before taking two of three against Toronto.
The loss to the Blue Jays came on Thursday afternoon, as they lost 4–0.
“Today would have been a big win for us,” San Diego manager Bob Melvin said of the missed opportunity at the series sweep. “We had some opportunities. We had some situational at-bats that could have affected the game when we had a runner on third and two out. … Just couldn’t muster anything. Offensively, we had to take advantage of those opportunities.”
–Field Level Media