Tigers-Diamondbacks Series Recap: It’s Not The Cubs
By Joseph Jacquez
Jul 22, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero hits a two run single in the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
The 2014 Trade Deadline is the main story in Phoenix and in every other major league city this time of year but their are still games taking place on the field. The Snakes concluded their first home stand of the second half with a series against the best team in the A.L Central the Detroit Tigers who are loaded with superstars. The Tigers came into the series with the best offense in the A.L in terms of run scored and they showed it especially on Wednesday. We’re not playing the Cubs anymore. Here is the recap:
Game 1: Tigers-4 Diamondbacks-3
The Dbacks battled back but the Tigers got the last laugh. They did well against Tigers starter Justin Verlander who has had a down year. Dbacks starter Vidal Nuno didn’t have his best start and he got down early in the game. He allowed an early two run homer to Tori Hunter and it was 2-0 after two. They added another run in the third on an Austin Jackson HR and it was 3-0 against Verlander. Aaron Hill singled to leadoff the third and Goldschmidt doubled to put runners on second and third with nobody outs. Trumbo singled with one out and it was 3-1. Gerardo Parra hit a two run homer with two outs in the 6th. Austin Jackson doubled to lead off the 7th and Miguel Cabrera hit a ball off the yellow line. He thought it was a home run and he didn’t run hard and was called out at second but Jackson scored, 4-3.
Game 2: Tigers-4 Diamondbacks-5
This was a seesaw affair and this time the Dbacks got the last laugh. This game was highlighted by three Snakes comebacks. David Peralta tripled twice which tied a franchise record and he scored both times, those runs were big impacts. Aaron Hill who is the hottest bat homered and drove in three. The Tigers came back from a 3-2 deficit to take a 4-3 lead in the top of the eighth on a Tori Hunter two out bases loaded single after being hit by a pitch earlier. The Dbacks came back on a big Miguel Montero two run two out 3-2 bases loaded single. That was clutch. Addison Reed pitched the 9th and got his 24th save.
Game 3: Tigers-11 Diamondbacks-5
Game 3 was the same as Game 1. The Dbacks got down 7-0 early when the Diamondbacks pounded a bad Trevor Cahill who needs to go. He actually only allowed 3 earned runs but it wasn’t a step forward. The Dbacks did battle back scoring five runs off a sliding Anibal Sanchez with three in the fifth including a Didi pool shot, one in the 6th, and one in the 7th. The big blow came in the fourth in part from a Hill error on a three run double by Jackson. The momentum stopped when Miguel Cabera hit a line shot off the foul pole for a three run homer to make it 11-5.
The Dbacks next play the Phillies in a three game series starting Friday.