Tigers 1 Indians 3 (10 innings)
Another frustrating game in what has been a frustrating 2nd half of the season. As for the bullpen guy blowing the lead this game my guess would have been Zach Miner, maybe. Jason Grilli, definitely...but Joel Zumaya? Nate Robertson pitched his ass off today, and like so many times in his career gets a no help from the offense and is sitting in the dugout when another pitcher decides the game. Now this Tiger team is inching closer and closer disaster with the Yankees looming this weekend.
Nate Robertson. Did everything he could to put the Tigers in position to win the game. Allowed only 4 hits in 8 2/3 innings.
Joel Zumaya. Did everything he could to lose the game. Allowed one more runner to reach base in one inning than Robertson did in 8 2/3. If this is a healthy Zumaya, the bullpen still has a big problem.
W - L
68 - 59
2nd Place AL Central (2.5 GB Cleveland)