2020 MLB Draft Guide: Front Office Insights: Detroit Tigers
Howard Bender and Jim Bowden break down the offseason transactions and storylines for the Detroit Tigers heading into the 2020 MLB season.
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S. Piscotty - RF
Stephen Piscotty hit a grand slam in a five-run ninth Friday as the A's came back to beat the Giants 8-7 in 10 innings.
Piscotty's slam tied the game in the ninth. The A's went ahead on Mark Canha's sac fly in the 10th, and Liam Hendriks shut the door from there. Piscotty is batting .245 with three homers in 60 at-bats this season. He wasn't assured of regular playing time going into this season, but he's been solid enough to insure his place in the lineup.
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Jesus Luzardo was tagged for six runs in 3 1/3 innings by the Giants on Friday.
In Luzardo's defense, he didn't know he was pitching in this one until earlier in the day, as the A's were forced to scratch Frankie Montas with a back issue. Luzardo came into this one with a 2.60 ERA in 17 1/3 innings, but he was shaky right from the get-go tonight. He'll probably rebound next time out versus Arizona.
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J. Cueto - SP
Johnny Cueto pitched seven innings and allowed two runs Friday in a no-decision against the A's.
Cueto let with a four-run lead, but it wasn't enough tonight. It was his first quality start in five tries this season, as he never completed the requisite six innings in any of his previous four outings. He's 1-0 with a 4.62 ERA.
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T. Gott - RP
Brought in with a five-run lead in the ninth, Trevor Gott gave up two homers and five runs while getting just one out Friday against the A's.
Gott, the Giants' primary closer this season, had allowed just one run in six innings this season before getting pummeled tonight. One bad night shouldn't cost him his gig, but it'd certainly be for the best if he can go the next week or two without another implosion.
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E. Longoria - 3B
Evan Longoria went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI against the A's in Friday's loss.
Longoria had been in a 4-for-33 slump since collecting his previous RBI on Aug. 2. He's surely better than this, but he's not much of a mixed-league option while playing in one of the worst situations for hitters in MLB.
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Austin Slater (arm) made an appearance as a pinch-runner in Friday's game.
Slater has missed three days with his flexor strain, but he could return as a DH sometime this weekend.
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Dinelson Lamet took a tough loss Friday after allowing one run in six innings versus the Diamondbacks.
Lamet did his job, finishing with eight strikeouts, but he didn't get any help tonight. He's allowed exactly one earned run in each of his five starts this season, though he has only two wins to show for it.
Added 1:31 am (EST)
K. Calhoun - RF
Kole Calhoun went 2-for-4 and homered in Friday's win over the Padres.
Calhoun was in the leadoff spot for the third straight game tonight. That doesn't seem like the ideal place for him, given his rather modest OBPs of late, but he's hot at the moment; he has eight hits, including three homers, in his last four games, and he's batting .317 in 10 games this month.
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