Nate Robertson need to be the stopped this afternoon. Jose Contreras might be the perfect guy to do that against. Contreras has walked a lot of batters this year and was shelled in his first start. But he has been better in the last two with a win, and a hard luck loss. Hopefully for the Tigers he reverts to his wild ways. Abbreviated pre-game, as I will be making my way down to the stadium shortly.
Tigers - Nate Robertson (2-1, 1.80 ERA)
White Sox - Jose Contreras (1-2, 6.00 ERA)
Tigers 5 White Sox 7 (10 innings)
Well another game I attend...another extra innings loss. It started off nicely with a grand slam in the first inning by Carlos Guillen, and Nate Robertson retired the first nine in a row. After the grand Slam White Sox starter didn't allow another base runner until Ordonez hit a solo shot with 2 out in the 6th inning. Fernando Rodney will suffer most of the wrath, but the whole team played a part in the loss. 3 errors and silent bats allowed the White Sox to creep back into the back after being down 4-0. With the loss, it guarantees the first series loss of the year.
Not one Tiger deserves praise after the turd they laid this afternoon. Guillen might have gotten it if not for his lazy error in the 10th.
Everyone. Three lazy errors, and only three hits after a four run first inning. Zumaya blew the lead just like every other reliever has this year. Until he starts hitting like the future Hall of Famerthat he is, Sheffield needs to stop complaining about foul tips and location and swing at the first pitch strikes that every White Sox pitcher has throw to him this series.
W - L
9 - 8