Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Game 15 Recap

Just like the Cuyahoga, the Tigers O is on fire

Wow. So this is what a 1000 run offense looks like. Missed the beginning due to tux browsing and dinner. I come home to a 10-1 ball game. Miguel Cabrera and Edgar Renteria did their best to show that the Tigers got the better end of their respective trades, driving in 5 each. But the real story of the game was Armando Galarraga. His Tiger debut was the anti-Virgil Vasquez. His previous claim to fame, before tonight, was being in the trade that sent Alfonso Soriano from Texas to Washington DC. 8.2 innings in his career prior to tonight, he goes 6.2 one-hitting the Indians striking out 6 (doubling his career total). Galarraga did not walk one Cleveland batter, he did plunk 2 before exiting in the 7th. Momentum is a beautiful thing, and it's looks to be on the Tigers side.

Tigers 13 Indians 2
W: Galarraga (1-0)
L: Sabathia (0-3)

Game Notes:
  • 9 walks for Tigers batters tonight. Add that to 17 hits, and an astounding 26 Tigers reached base tonight.
  • Tripping over Doug Eddings has awoken Miguel Cabrera. He is 8 for 14 with 2 HRs and 8 RBI.
  • Last year's AL Cy Young winner C.C. Sabathia has allowed 27 runs on 32 hits in 18 innings. He has walked 14 this year. He walked 37 in 241 innings last season.
  • Minus Pudge, every Tiger that played had a hit...even Ramon Santiago.
  • Jason Grilli pitched 2.1 innings, allowed a run (credited to Galarraga), and lowered his ERA below 6.00.
  • Indians pitchers threw 194 pitches in the game.
  • Carlos Guillen has a 6 game hitting streak, and has reached base in all but one game (that he's played in) this year.

Tigers Record:
W - L
5 - 10

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