Low Temperatures No Problem For Zimmermann
A 38 degree day and double digit winds at game time were no problem for the Detroit Tigers and new starter Jordan Zimmermann as fans left Opening Day in Detroit happy with a 4-0 win over the New York Yankees.
Zimmermann made his first start in a Tigers uniform in front of over 45,000 at Comerica Park and he did not disappoint. He threw an even 100 pitches going seven innings, scattering two hits with no runs. He struck out three and walked three as well.
Miguel Cabrera also treated the home fans with some of his talent, knocking in Ian Kinsler in the 1st inning and bringing the crowd to their feet with a home run to right field in the 7th. His day finished 2-4 with 2 RBIs.
The lineup was working top to bottom for Brad Ausmus and co. as Anthony Gose and Jose Iglesias both got RBIs from the 8 and 9 spots today.
Luis Severino took the loss for the Yankees in only his 12th career start in the Majors. The prized Yankees prospect went five innings giving up 10 hits and three earned runs. He struck out five and did not issue a walk.
The Tigers have two more games against the Yankees in their opening series at Comerica Park. Mike Pelfrey is set to take the hill against C.C. Sabathia on Saturday in Detroit. First pitch scheduled for 1:10 P.M.