Detroit Tigers player their season opener last night against the Toronto Blue Jays. Tigers played in Toronto at Rodgers Center in a highly competitive game going all the way into the tenth inning. Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann flirted with a perfect game up until the 7th inning where initially Tigers Josh Harrison robbed Blue Jays left fielder Teoscar Hernandez of a hit going up the middle. Harrison’s throw to the infield was off, and it gave Hernandez the hit. Zimmerman had an otherwise impressive game, allowing only one hit and striking out four. On the other side, the Tigers faced an impressive pitcher out of Toronto in Marcus Stroman. He struck out seven while allowing four walks and two hits.
The game went all the way into the tenth, with a runner on second and Tigers Cristin Stewart who was 0-3 up until that point in the game received a breaking ball over the middle of the plate and ripped it into deep right for a two-run home run. Stewart’s two-run shot would be the only runs scored in the game with the Tigers closer finishing it with a ground ball out heading towards second base.
In total, the Tigers had a great opening day coming out of the bullpen, even if the bats are slightly cold coming into opening day. The Tigers play again tonight at 7:07 pm EST in Toronto where they are predicted to start pitcher Matthew Boyd and the Toronto may start pitcher Matt Shoemaker.