Detroit Tigers slugger Victor Martinez said his team’s offense was ‘horses---’ against the Oakland A’s on Tuesday night, reports ESPN’s Katie Strang.
“Bottom line: [Rich Hill] threw good,” said Martinez, who finished with two hits and an RBI in his team’s 5–1 loss. “We were horses--- as an offense.”
Hill, Oakland’s 36-year-old starter, pitched seven scoreless innings against the Tigers, giving up just four hits and no walks, while also collecting eight strikeouts.
Detroit’s offense has struggled thus far this season. Ahead of Tuesday’s game, the Tigers ranked 14th in the league in batting average, 15th in slugging percentage and 11th in hits.
With the loss, Detroit dropped to 9–10 on the season.