Monday, April 14, 2008

Game 13 Recap

Lucky number 13 it was for the Tigers. The offense made up for taking the last few days off in a crazy 11 run outburst capped by a 6 run 8th. I'll be honest after Bobby Seay's craptastic 7th, I turned the game off and headed to the gym to work out. I had seen this scenario way to many times this season to bear it once more. I came back to check the damage and write the recap, and to my amazement the Tigers had won. Even more amazing is that they did it against Tiger-killer Pat Neshek. This was a great win for the Tigers tonight. More important than the win, is what they do with it. This means nothing if they go out and lose 6-1 tomorrow. They need to use this as a springboard to string together a few wins and get them in the .500 neighborhood.

Tigers 11 Twins 9
W: Beltran (1-0)
L: Neshek (0-1)
S: Jones (2)

Game Notes:
  • Jeremy Bonderman pitched very well, and was the victim of some very poor fielding. He was responsible for 7 of the 9 Twins runs, yet only 4 were earned.
  • Carlos Guillen continues to lead the offense despite a gimpy hamstring going 3 for 4 with 3 RBI.
  • Pudge made up for his error which prolonged an inning an resulted in the first 2 runs for the Twins, by driving in the game tying runs with a triple in the 8th. He scored the go-ahead run on some gutsy running on a Jacque Jones sac line-out.
  • Miguel Cabrera showed signs of life going 2 for 4 with an RBI.
  • Except for Jacque Jones, every Tiger had a hit tonight.
  • The Tigers didn't draw a walk, yet only struck out once.

Tigers Record
W - L
3 - 10

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