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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||195.00||13.00||9.00||0.00||3.60||1.19||186.00||48.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 13.0||0||0|| 4.85||0||7||14|
|vs RHB|| 9.2||0||0|| 7.45||0||1||11|
|12/26/2014||Anibal Sanchez, SP DET||Ian Desmond, SS WAS|
|12/24/2014||Doug Fister, SP WAS||Anibal Sanchez, SP DET|
|12/24/2014||Denard Span, CF WAS|
Yadier Molina, C STL
Melky Cabrera, LF CHW
Koji Uehara, RP BOS
Carlos Gonzalez, RF COL
Elvis Andrus, SS TEX
|Anibal Sanchez, SP DET|
Howie Kendrick, 2B LAD
|Last 10 Games|
Tigers RHP Sanchez bounces back Thursday with strong outing
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/23/15) Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez didn't emerge with a win Thursday afternoon, but he did come out with a lot more peace of mind than he did after his previous two starts.
"No question, he threw the ball great today," Tigers catcher Alex Avila said, per MLive.com "For the conditions, normally he is a guy that sometimes the cold weather can affect. He threw it great, and had good command of his pitches."
Sanchez yielded just one run on one hit in six innings with four walks and eight strikeouts in a no-decision against the Yankees. That is a far cry from his last two outings, when he gave up 14 runs on 17 hits in 9 2/3 innings. His performance Thursday lowered his ERA from 7.71 to 5.96. If not for a run-scoring balk in the sixth, he might have earned the win.
"He threw strikes with all of his pitches, used all of them, mixed it up," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He probably, across the board, used all his pitches equally. He was very good with his changeup, very good with his slider and mixed in his curveball."
He will try to continue trending in the right direction next Tuesday against Minnesota.
Tigers P Anibal Sanchez makes adjustments for Thursday start
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(4/22/15) Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez has given up five home runs in three starts. Therefore, he knew he needed to make some adjustments on the mound to prevent batters from teeing off on him.
According to MLB.com, Sanchez went through two bullpen sessions this week and worked on his lower body mechanics.
"My back leg was a little bit off and my front leg was a little bit straight," Sanchez said. "It's just little things that happen during the season. The important thing is I am healthy and I think I am ready for (Thursday)."
Against the White Sox in a 12-3 loss on April 18, Sanchez only went 3 1/3 innings. He gave up nine hits and nine earned runs in the game. His ERA is now 7.71.
"Those bad innings hurt," Sanchez said. "But I just try to keep my mind strong and get ready for tomorrow. I know there is a long ways to go. It's early. I think we are at the right time to fix everything."
Tigers' Anibal Sanchez hammered for nine runs in loss on Saturday
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(4/18/15) Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez (1-2) was smacked around for nine earned runs in 3 1/3 innings on Saturday and suffered the loss against the White Sox.
"I don't know. I'm not going to pitch and not try to allow homers," Sanchez said to MLB.com. "I just try to execute a pitch and help the team win. I'm not going out there trying to give up homers. I didn't last year. I just try to keep working hard this year. I don't know what's going on right now, but I need to figure it out."
The major blow was a Jose Abreu grand slam that highlighted a seven-run fourth inning for the White Sox.
"The ball's up again," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "Same thing in Pittsburgh. He has the ability to pitch up at times, but there's that fine line between pitching above the batter's bat and pitching at the batter's bat. If it's a tick higher, he probably gets the popups like he did earlier in the game."
Sanchez will look to get back on track Thursday against the Yankees.
Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez tagged for three homers in loss
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/13/15) Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez was roughed up a bit in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Pirates. Sanchez allowed five runs on eight hits, including three home runs, over 6 1/3 innings.
Sanchez was tagged on his first pitch of the game for a solo home run by Josh Harrison. After allowing another run in the third, Sanchez ran into trouble again in the seventh, allowing a solo home run to Pedro Alvarez to start the inning. Then after a Francisco Cervelli single, Corey Hart ripped a 1-0 pitch from Sanchez to center for a two-run shot.
"I hope he goes back to the hotel tonight understanding that despite what showed up on the scoreboard, he threw the ball pretty well," manager Brad Ausmus said to MLB.com. "It's one game. "I'm not going to start harping on him giving up home runs. It was one game."
Sanchez, who now has a 3.46 ERA, will look to get back on track Saturday against the White Sox.
Tigers' Anibal Sanchez throws 6 2/3 scoreless innings in win
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/8/15) Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings during an 11-0 rout of the Twins on Wednesday. Sanchez (1-0) allowed two singles, one double and two walks, while striking out six.
Sanchez retired the first six batters he faced before Oswaldo Arica led off the third inning with a single. Both of his walks came back to back with one out in the seventh. Sanchez struck out Arcia before being lifted for Angel Nesbitt.
"Sanchez has a different look in his eye this year, I think, on the mound," manager Brad Ausmus said to MLB.com. "I know he got off to that rough start [last year] because of the weather and injuries. He has a different look in his eye this year. It's like he's determined to do something."
The veteran right-hander threw 64 of 101 pitches for strikes. He will be back on the mound Monday at Pittsburgh.
|2014 summary: As a Tiger, Anibal Sanchez had left behind the history of injuries that marked the early portion of his Marlins career, but he was bit by the injury bug in 2014. A blister cost Sanchez a couple of starts early in the season, and then he missed nearly all of the final two months with a strained pectoral muscle. When Sanchez did pitch, he was effective, going 8-5 with a 3.43 ERA, but he was merely an average strikeout pitcher, registering 102 Ks in 126 innings.|
Playing time status: Sanchez returned late in the season in a relief role, but he will be back in the Tigers' rotation next season.
2015 outlook: Sanchez is maddeningly inconsistent when it comes to strikeouts, but even when he is more contact prone, he has been good at avoiding extra-base hits. While Sanchez has the upside of a top 20 starter, it's best to treat him like a top 40 starter on Draft Day, waiting until the middle rounds to take him.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/25/15||CLE||1:08 pm||Trevor Bauer|
|4/26/15||CLE||1:08 pm||Carlos Carrasco|
|4/27/15||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Tommy Milone|
|4/28/15||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Mike Pelfrey|
|4/29/15||@ MIN||1:10 pm||Phil Hughes|
|4/30/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Edinson Volquez|
|5/1/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Jason Vargas|
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