Anibal Sanchez SP DET 1 month ago

Sanchez allowed four runs on three hits, walking three and striking out five over 7.1 innings of an 8-6 win against Toronto on Friday night.

Sanchez (7-7, 4.65 ERA) was dominant for seven innings and carried a no-hitter into the eighth before fatigue got the best of him. He walked the leadoff hitter in the inning, then saw the no-hitter go by the wayside on a one-out single. He remained in the game allowing two more hits before giving way to the bullpen as the Blue Jays made a game of it with six runners crossing the plate. The final line doesn't truly reflect the quality of his performance where he tossed 117 pitches (74 for strikes) before departing.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 1 month ago

Sanchez allowed four runs on six hits, walking two and striking out seven over seven innings, but came away with a no-decision against the White Sox on Friday night.

Sanchez (6-7, 4.63 ERA) had a horrible beginning to the season, but had won his last three starts prior to this outing. The problem he has endured through the early parts of this year came back to haunt him as he allowed three long balls. If he can keep the ball in the park going forward, with the explosive Tigers' offense he could come around and enjoy a solid second half.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 1 month ago

Sanchez (6-7) pitched well on Sunday, striking out five while allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks across seven innings to beat the Yankees.

Sanchez earned his sixth win of the season on Sunday behind a ton of run support. The Tigers offense gave their starter six runs in the first two innings. Sanchez has now one each of his last three starts after a very rocky start to the year. If the Tigers keep scoring runs behind him, Sanchez can be a solid low-end option on the mound.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 2 months ago

Sanchez cruised in his start Monday, throwing a complete-game shutout to earn his fifth win of the season.

Sanchez stifled the Reds' offense, surrendering just two hits and walking none while striking out seven. It had been a rough season for Sanchez, but in his last two starts he's allowed zero runs in 16.2 innings. He'll look to keep the streak going when he takes the bump against the Yankees this weekend.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 2 months ago

Sanchez (4-7) pitched a gem on Tuesday, striking out seven while allowing no runs on six hits and two walks over 7.2 innings to defeat the Cubs.

Sanchez pitched even better than the box score suggests, with three 1-2-3 innings and nine straight batters retired in one stretch. He got into trouble in the top of the eighth as he loaded the bases on a single and two walks before Joba Chamberlain got out of the jam. Sanchez looks to continue his success at home versus Cincinnati on Monday.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 2 months ago

Sanchez (3-7) struck out just one batter while allowing four runs on five hits and four walks Wednesday in a loss to Oakland.

With a positive road outing against the Angels his last time out, Sanchez made his fantasy owners think he might have a rebound in him after his atrocious start to the year, but he dashed those hopes once again with this ugly outing. The one positive thing he's done despite his struggles this year is strike batters out while limiting his walks, but that certainly didn't happen this time. Anibal will next draw the Cubs on Tuesday.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 2 months ago

Sanchez (3-6) pitched well Friday against the Angels, striking out nine while allowing just two runs in seven innings, but took the loss. He gave up six hits and two walks.

It's nice to see Anibal put together a strong outing after consecutive seven-run disasters. His stats -- especially the sparkling strikeout rate -- point to pending improvement to his still-ugly 5.75 ERA, but Sanchez needs to do a better job keeping the ball in the park. He gave up his 12th homer of the year Friday -- already the third-highest single-season total of his lengthy career. Sanchez will next draw Oakland on Thursday.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 2 months ago

Sanchez struggled again Sunday, allowing seven runs, two walks and eight hits including two home runs, in just 5.2 innings of work. He did, however, deal up 11 strikeouts.

It was an all-or-nothing outing for Sanchez, who either mystified his opponents or served up tasty taters. He'd actually gotten to the sixth inning relatively unscathed despite some struggles including a balk in the first that delivered a run. Both homers came in the sixth; one of which came to a pinch hitter at the bottom of the Astros lineup. Take a deep breath before you run him out to the mound for your roster -- this game was just a condensed version of his entire season. He's both dominant and disgusting, but all in the same game.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 2 months ago

Sanchez surrendered seven runs on seven hits across 3.2 innings in a loss to Milwaukee on Tuesday.

Sanchez got pounded by the Brewers lineup on Tuesday as he failed to get through four full innings before being yanked. Sanchez gave up back-to-back-to-back homers to Ryan Braun, Adam Lind, and Aramis Ramirez in the third inning which ultimately led to him getting pulled the following inning. Sanchez now holds a 5.60 ERA and he'll look to get back on track in Oakland in his next start.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 3 months ago

Sanchez was sharp through eight innings of work Thursday against the Twins, fanning nine, walking one and allowing five hits and one run.

He's back on track after a slow start and this game was one of those tantalizing efforts that make his owners sigh with pleasure. If only he could deliver them with a bit more consistency. He now has a 46:13 K:BB rate and managed to lower his ERA from 5.44 to 4.76.