It wasn’t a terrible game. But I did fall asleep during the sixth inning, if you want to know how I felt about it.
There wasn’t a lot to get excited about in this game.
This game was weird.
Nicholas Castellanos: .388 WPA
Miguel Cabrera: .174 WPA
Justin Wilson: .137 WPA
Francisco Rodriguez: -.809 WPA (5.64 pLI)
JaCoby Jones: -.256 WPA
Jordan Zimmermann: -.183 WPA
Evan Longoria: .520 WPA
Kevin Kiermaier: .269 WPA
Jumbo Diaz: -.479 WPA
Derek Norris: -.139 WPA
Tim Beckham: -.118 WPA
Today was just one of those days, I guess.
Miguel Cabrera: .056 WPA
Justin Upton: .044 WPA
Victor Martinez: .038 WPA
Alex Avila: -.141 WPA
JaCoby Jones: -.102 WPA
Ian Kinsler: -.097 WPA
Tim Beckham: .194 WPA
Danny Farquhar: .152 WPA (3.20 pLI!!!)
Derek Norris: .091 WPA
Corey Dickerson: -.072 WPA
Logan Morrison: -.040 WPA
Evan Longoria: -.037 WPA
The Tigers notched a series victory over the Red Sox with a 2-1 win on Monday. The Tigers’ best performer, according to WPA, was Justin Verlander, while their worst performer was Miguel Cabrera. The Red Sox’s best performer was Mitch Moreland, while Brock Holt hurt them the most.
Let’s take a look at the game’s best and worst performers, as brought to you by WPA (win probability added).
Predictably, Bruce Rondon was the Tigers’ weakest performer while Nicholas Castellanos was their best. On the Red Sox side of things, Chris Young came out on top while Rick Porcello was bringing up the rears. (Honorable mention to reliever Matt Barnes, who was the Sox’s best pitcher in terms of WPA.)
The Tigers got a few strong performances in their 6-5 comeback (after giving away the lead) win over the Red Sox.
As you might expect, starter Michael Fulmer gave the Tigers a very good chance to win, while K-Rod and Rondon struggled.
There were really no surprises as far as best and worst performers go according to WPA (win probability added). JaCoby Jones stood out for the Tigers, while Melky Cabrera did so for the White Sox. On the flip side, Sox ace José Quintana didn’t gave his team a chance, while Shane Greene left a mess for K-Rod to clean up in the ninth.
Honorable mention goes to to K-Rod, he of the .088 WPA (he also had the highest leverage index of anyone who appeared in the game).