Tigers pitcher Randy Wolf failed to get out of the second inning against the Twins on Sunday, giving up six runs, four of which were earned, on seven hits and a walk. He has given up 46 hits and 25 earned runs (28 runs total) in 33 2/3 innings since his arrival in Detroit. It's fair to say he's been a placeholder in the Detroit lineup and at 39 is nearing the end of the line.
Tigers starter Randy Wolf went seven innings and allowed just three earned runs Monday night in the second half of a doubleheader against the White Sox. It was a stronger performance than his last few and he put his team in line for a win. Unfortunately, the offense came up short in a 3-2 loss. On a brighter note, he gave up just five hits and struck out six. But he still allowed four walks in the loss -- it's the second straight game where he has allowed four free passes. His pitches looked a lot livelier than his past few outings, but it wasn't enough to get the win. Or to be fantasy relevant.
The Indians must wait another day to make an attempt to reach .500 for the first time since they were 2-2. Their game against visiting Detroit was rained out Saturday for the second straight night. A makeup date has yet to be determined. The teams will play a doubleheader Sunday with Indians right-hander Cody Anderson facing hot Tigers starter Justin Verlander in Game 1 and Cleveland starting Trevor Bauer against veteran Randy Wolf in the nightcap.
The game between the Tigers and Indians was postponed on Friday due to rain. The game will be made up as a doubleheader on Sunday. Both teams have set their rotations for the rest of the weekend. Justin Verlander, who was originally scheduled to pitch Friday, will pitch for the Tigers on Saturday. Matt Boyd and Randy Wolf will start the two games of the twinbill on Sunday. The Indians will have Cody Anderson on Saturday, with Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco following suit on Sunday.
Veteran starter Randy Wolf provided encouragement to the Tigers with his first two starts. He provided discouragement with his effort Wednesday in Kansas City. Wolf was pounded for eight runs on eight hits in just 3 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out three. He escaped no inning unscathed. The big blows against him were home runs by Ben Zobrist and Lorenzo Cain, who added a two-run double. Wolf had his ERA soar from 2.57 to 6.11 with the miserable performance. He is 0-3 on the season.