Saturday, July 21, 2007

Game 95 Recap

Tigers 10 Royals 8 (10 innings)

Well it wasn't pretty(except for those kick-ass throwback unis) but it was a win. On the plus side, the last three games I've been to have been wins for the Tigers. The last two being extra inning affairs...everything's coming up Milhouse!
As fo rthe game itself, well for starters (no pun intended) Justin Verlander had an interesting night. The first five outs he recorded were strikeouts. But two wild pitches in the first inning allows David DeJesus (who reached via walk) to go from first to third, and was later driven in on a weak liner by Billy Butler. Again in the third Verlander threw a pitch Pudge couldn't block and another run scored. Lucky for the Tigers C-Mo launched phase one of his second half comeback (fingers crossed) tonight. After Ryan Raburn's lead-off home run, C-Mo drove in the next 4, capped by a 3 run shot down the line in left in the 3rd inning. I don't know if they showed it, but C-Mo got a big round of applause when he came out to left field in the 4th after his home run. Magglio and Sheff also kept doing their thing, going a combined 5 for 8. Unfortuantly the bullpen also did their thing, and gave back all those runs. Luckily, Mr. Excitement Brandon Inge, made sure all the fans went home happy with a walk off shot in the tenth.

Tiger Hero:
Craig Monroe: Yeah Inge won the game, but C-Mo got the offense rolling. Let's hope this is the thing to get him back on track

Tiger Zero:
Todd Jones. Seems like every time I complement him on resembling a competent closer, the next game he goes all gas can on me.

Tigers Record:
W - L
58 - 37
1st Place AL Central (Cleveland 2 GB)

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