Sunday, April 15, 2007

Game 12

I'm away from television for two days, and I miss a pitchers duel with both pitchers going in to extra innings, and a 4 run top of the ninth rally. Oh well. The series and the road trip ends this afternoon in Toronto. Regardless of the outcome today, the Tigers will return to home with a winning record, which makes for a successful road trip. This game on paper would appear to be in Detroit's favor. Tipping the scales the Tigers way has to be "Nasty" Nate Robertson. He goes up against Josh Towers, who gave up 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings in his last start vs. Kansas City. Maybe this is the day Gary Sheffield finally breaks out a multi-hit game.

Detroit (7-4)
C Granderson CF
P Polanco 2B
G Sheffield RF
M Ordonez DH
C Guillen SS
I Rodriguez C
S Casey 1B
C Monroe LF
B Inge 3B

Toronto (6-5)
A Rios RF
A Hill 2B
V Wells CF
F Thomas DH
G Zaun C
L Overbay 1B
R Clayton SS
A Lind LF
J MacDonald 3B

Detroit - Nate Robertson (2-0, 1.38 ERA)
Toronto - Josh Towers (0-1, 4.76 ERA)


Tigers 1 Blue Jays 2

It looks like Nate Robertson's hard luck losses have spilled over into the new season. The Tiger bats could only muster up 3 hits in today's loss to the Blue Jays. didn't get to catch much of this game, as where I was watching most of the attention was focused on the Red Wings Game 2. But the Tigers all things considered had a successful road trip, arriving back home with more wins and losses. And a series split with a good Toronto team is nothing to be ashamed of.

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