Thursday, June 07, 2007

Game 59 Recap

Tigers 11 Rangers 4

The day started off pretty good for the Tigers. With the 27th pick of the draft the Tigers selected Rick Porcello, a pitcher regarded by many experts as one of the top prospects in the draft. Largely because of this, Fox Sports' Dayn Perry (who predicted the Tigers wild card last year) says the Tigers had the best day one of the draft. Ian at Bless You Boys has all the draft day details you could ever ask for. As for Porcello, this wasn't some Brady Quinnesque draft day slide, this is like the Chicago Bears getting Calvin Johnson. Because of Porcello's choice of agent (Scott Boras) many teams passed on him due to the price he might demand. Mike Illich has no qualms about opening up the checkbook (funny how a 119 loss season changes your philosophy) and because of this The Tigers have seen the best players in the draft fall to them in the past two years.

As for that guy they picked last year, Andrew Miller will be rejoining the team after Nate Robertson's "tired arm" earned him a stint on the DL. Miller will face off against future Hall of Famer Tom Glavine on Sunday. In a strange quick of scheduling, Miller's next start will be against another 40+ year old lefty in Jamie Moyer.

Tonight game was a continuation on the offensive outburst of yesterday's game. Another game scoring and recording hits in double digits. Brandon Inge should break his toe more often. Since returning from his injury he is 5 for 11, with 5 RBIs. Gary Sheffield hit another home run and has as many hits in the past 10 games as he did in the month of April. Lets hope the Tigers can keep the bats on fire as the NY Mets come into town this weekend, fresh off of getting swept by Philadelphia.

Tiger Hero:
Curtis Granderson. Two triples and 3RBI tonigh for Curtis. I think Curtis should start showing up in the line-up even if a lefty is on the mound.

Tiger Zero:
Carlos Guillen. Unlike Inge, Carlos hasn't really rebounded from his injury. He only had one hit in this series which the Tigers recorded 40 hits

Tigers Record:
W - L
34 - 25
2nd Place AL Central (2.5 GB Cleveland)

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