Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Game 14 Recap

Another game, another 8th inning comeback. Add Miguel Cabrera to the list of Tiger bats that have awoken. Cabrera smashed a Jesse Crain offering into the seats for his 2nd HR of the year and put the Tigers up 6-4. Home runs were the name of the game tonight as 7 of the game's 11 runs were via the longball. Todd Jones did what Todd Jones does, scaring the ever-loving crap out of anyone watching, yet still recording the save. Nate Robertson pitched very well, minus an ill-advised 3-0 fastball to Justin Morneau in the 6th, and deserved the win. He did not, but the Aquilino Lopez and Clay Rapada were perfect in relief, showing signs that there actually may be dependable arms in the bullpen. The Tigers celebrate a winning streak, an offense that seems to be clicking, and roll into Cleveland looking to keep things going.

Tigers 6 Twins 5
W: Rapada (1-0)
L: Crain (0-1)
S: Jones (3)

Game Notes:
  • The 3-6 hitters accounted for all the runs driven in, and 6 of the 7 Tigers hits.
  • Tigers pitching, 7 strikeouts and only 1 walk tonight.
  • Pudge picked up his second stolen base and third walk of the season.
  • 5 of the Tigers 6 runs were scored with 2 outs.
  • In what seems to be a re-occurring theme until Carlos Guillen's hamstring heals, Miguel Cabrera was switched to first base late in the game.
  • Ryan Raburn also had another amazing catch in the outfield, bringing back a Delmon Young hit from over the fence. He wasn't able to hold on, but he saved the run until Craig Monroe drove him in with a single later in the inning.

Tigers Record:
W - L
4 - 10

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