Thursday, August 1, 2013


With the impending suspension of Jhonny Peralta hanging over their heads, the Detroit Tigers celebrated 'Christmas in July' by kicking the Washington Nationals' collective asses.
Justin Verlander played the role of Ebenezer Scrooge - pitching 6 innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 run, 5 walks and striking out 6 Nats.
He had plenty of run support too. With Miggy out of the lineup the Tigers gave JV the gift of 15 hits!
And - get this - 11 of those hits, along with 10 runs, were elicited from Gio Gonzalez over 3 1/3 innings!!!
Alex Avila and Torii Hunter hit dingers. Hunter was 4-for-5 with two doubles, two runs and three RBIs.

High Fives all-around as JV appreciates the effort of Torii Hunter...

...And Max Scherzer goes high with JV...

Ahh...Christmas in July...Detroit-style...

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