COLUMBIA, Mo. - The month of July has come and gone and as we move closer and closer to October baseball, several former Tigers are looking to help their teams push for a spot in the playoffs. Take a look at a full update on what your former Missouri Tiger's have been up to in the Majors.
Max Scherzer - Detroit Tigers - Seventh Season - Starting Pitcher
Since last checking in with the 2013 Cy Young winner, Scherzer has split his last two decisions, going 7.0 innings in both outings and giving up just three total earned runs. The win came against the White Sox on July 30, Scherzer struck out six, giving up just five hits and one walk. He is now 13-4 on the year with a 3.24 ERA. In his last 10 starts, Scherzer has compiled a 6-2 record with 73 strikeouts in 67.2 innings pitched.
Ian Kinsler - Detroit Tigers - Ninth Season - Second Base
Detroit Tiger second baseman Ian Kinsler had himself a series at the plate in the three-game sweep against the Colorado Rockies in last weekend's interleague matchup. The All-Star went 6-11 on the weekend with two RBI and two runs scored. Kinsler is currently hitting at a .285 clip with 11 home runs, 30 doubles and 59 RBI.
Kyle Gibson - Minnesota Twins - Second Season - Starting Pitcher
Kyle Gibson is 2-0 since last checking in, earning his ninth and 10th wins of the year. Gibson went 7.0 strong innings in both of his outings, striking out seven against the Royals on July 29 giving up just two hits and no earned runs, followed by a six strikeout effort in his next start against the White Sox, August 3. Gibson has improved to 10-8 on the year, compiling a 3.93 ERA.
Aaron Crow - Kansas City Royals - Fourth Season - Relief Pitcher
Aaron Crow earned himself his second save of the season on July 25 against the Cleveland Indians in fashion as the Royals hosted Mizzou night at Kauffman Stadium. Crow is 5-1 on the year, holding opposing hitters to a .229 average. In 52 appearances this season he has developed a 3.06 ERA. Check out the former Tiger give a shout out to his alma mater after his fifth career save in the post-game interview below.
Nick Tepesch - Texas Rangers - Second Season - Starting Pitcher
In Nick Tepesch's latest start he earned his fourth win of the season against the Chicago White Sox, going 5.2 innings and giving up no runs on six hits in the 3-1 Ranger victory. Tepesch is now 4-7 on the year with a 4.46 ERA.
Matt Stites - Arizona Diamondbacks - First Season - Relief Pitcher
Rookie Matt Stites gave up his first hit in four appearances for the Diamondbacks Wednesday night against the Royals. Before facing the Royals, Stites had 2.0 innings of shutout ball with no walks and one strikeout. The Festus, Mo., native has made appearances in 18 games this season for Arizona, striking out 14 batters in 16 innings pitched.
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