Tigers 8 Nationals 4
The story of the day coming into the game was the trade of Wil Ledezma to the Braves for lefty Macay McBride. The move basically was a trading a guy that had done well in the past, has potential, but has struggled lately, for a guy that had done well in the past, has potential, but has struggled lately. The only difference is McBride is two years younger and can be sent to the minors. Not the lefty pitcher we thought would be moving *cough*mikemaroth*cough*, but with shots of Dave Dombrowski chatting on the phone during the game, and an off day tomorrow, I'm sure the moves aren't finished. As for the game itself, things pretty much stayed static with the Tigers racking up hits on Nationals pitching. Only two extra base hits out of the Tigers 13 today though. Maggs went 3 for 4, lifting his batting average to .383, up 13 points from the start of this series. As for the Bullpen, well other than Jonesy's Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day, wasn't that bad. Subtract Jones performance, and the bullpen had a stat line of 7 hits, 3 walks, 1 run, 7 strikeouts in 10 innings pitched. Four of those runs came tonight.
Let's just hope the Tigers keep the pitching and hitting up when they head into Atlanta to face a Braves team who were just outscored 15-0 in their last two games vs. the Red Sox.
Omar Infante. His marathon at bat in which he fouled off 8 pitches, ended up with an RBI single and kept the bases loaded and allowed the Tigers to score three more runs that inning.
Fernando Rodney. He shall be known from here on out as WTFernando. His pitches were scatter shot as he took over for Tim Byrdak and promptly added two runners with a walk and a plunking. Ronnie Belliard represented the tying run at the plate before hitting a deep fly ball to get Rodney out of the inning.
W - L
42 - 29
Tied 1st Place AL Central