The Detroit Tigers Got Swept in Baltimore


The Detroit Tigers have lost four in a row after being swept by the Baltimore Orioles. Obviously, the offense in particular was a cause for concern in the three-game set in Baltimore.

The Positives

Eduardo Rodriguez has been the bright spot for the Detroit Tigers so far this year. His start against Baltimore was one to behold, holding the Orioles hit less until the seventh inning.

In his second start of the year, Michael Lorenzen held his own in game one against the Orioles. Altogether, Lorenzen threw five scoreless innings on Friday, walking just one batter & give up three hits.

Zach McKinstry was a nice surprise in the series against Baltimore. McKinstry hit his second home run of the season in game two then followed it up with a double in game three.

The Offensive Woes Continue

The offense was bad against Baltimore. Really bad. The Tigers were held to just three runs in three games, tying a season high with fifteen strikeouts in game two.

Riley Greene continues to strikeout at an alarmingly high rate. Still, his strikeout percentage sitting close to 40% on the season. Kerry Carpenter, who has had a strong start to his season was held hit-less in the series against the Orioles.

Tough Schedule Ahead

Moreover, the schedule does not get any easier for the Tigers. Their next series will be in Milwaukee, as the Brewers have gotten off to a very strong start in the National League Central.

After that the Tigers will return home to seek revenge on Baltimore as they will play a four-game series at Comerica Park.

Then the Tigers will kick off the month of May with a three-game set at home versus the Mets then they hit the road for a three-game set with the struggling St. Louis Cardinals.

How can the Detroit Tigers turn their offense around?

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