Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Game 58

Let's try this good team beating up a bad team thing again. Things should be different this game. Justin Verlander is coming off of his worst start of the season, but was pretty stellar in the month of May besides his last start. Kevin Millwood is making his second start after returning from the DL. In his last 5 starts Kevin Millwood is 0-3 with an 8.87 ERA and a .336 opponent batting average.


Detroit (32-25)
C Granderson CF
P Polanco 2B
G Sheffield DH
M Ordonez RF
C Guillen SS
I Rodriguez C
S Casey 1B
C Monroe LF
B Inge 3B

Texas (21-37)
K Lofton CF
M Young SS
M Teixeira 1B
S Sosa DH
F Catalanotto LF
M Byrd LF
I Kinsler 2B
G Laird C
R Vasquez 3B

Tigers - Justin Verlander RHP (5-2, 3.44 ERA)
Rangers - Kevin Millwood RHP (2-4, 6.69 ERA)


Tigers 10 Rangers 0

And that's how things are supposed to happen. The Tigers scored in the double digits for the 12th time this season. Gary Sheffield went crazy...on the field this time, driving in half of the Tigers runs. Magglio Ordonez set a new team record for doubles before the All-Star break, with his 29th. Curtis Granderson added another triple, extending his major league high total to 10. Justin Verlander's curveball it was wicked, it was filthy, it was durty, it was...wifilurty. That curve ball was the pitch that recorded strike three in all of his 6 k's on the night. Bobby Seay and Todd Jones turned in 1-2-3 8th and 9th innings to preserve the Tigers second shutout of the year.

Tiger Hero:
Gary Sheffield. No one in the AL has more home runs since May 1st than Sheff.

Tiger Zero:
Craig Monroe. One of two Tiger starters with an 0fer, but Sean Casey had a pretty sweet grab of a foul ball leaning into the stands.

Tigers Record:
W - L
33 - 25
2nd Place AL Central (2.5 GB Cleveland)

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