Thursday, June 14, 2007

Game 65 Recap

Tigers 5 Brewers 6

Had to listen to listen to this on on the radio today. I came perilously close to turning it off when Wil Ledezma balked in a run, and again when a Ledezma wild pitch allowed another run to score. But i hung it there and was almost rewarded with a comeback in the ninth. Almost, because with the tying run 90 feet away and only one out, Craig Monroe was unable to make contact with the ball for the 5th time of the day. While most of the bats that have struggled earlier in the season have come around, Monroe is still struggling. Maybe in an attempt to change things up he has adopted that Sheffieldesque bat waggle in his stance. It doesn't seem to be working, and after today 5 K's Craig sits one back of B.J Upton for the AL lead in strikeouts. With the Tigers heading to NL parks for the next nine games We might be seeing more of Gary Sheffield patrolling left field.

Tiger Hero:
Magglio Ordonez. Another double and Maggs drove in 3 of the Tigers 5 runs.

Tiger Zero:
Craig Monroe. Tied a team record with 5 strikeouts in a 9 inning game.

Tigers Record:
W - L
37 - 28
2nd place AL Central (2 GB Cleveland)

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