Sunday, April 20, 2008

Game 19 Recap

A big Sunday for Detroit sports fans, and a big disappointment on the results. The Red Wings were the only team to not falter as they advance to the second round of the playoffs. The Pistons treated the second half of their playoff opener like a regular season game in February, and let one slip away to the Sixers. And the Tigers, in what seems to be a mantra for the past two weeks, were able to get runners on base but across home plate. Twice in the game the Tigers had the bases loaded, yet only scored two runs off of that on a Clete Thomas single. You know it's probably not going to be your day when David Eckstien (31 HR in 3,842 career at-bats) takes you deep for a 3 run shot. At least the bullpen has it's 3rd straight game without allowing a run. Baby steps.

Tigers 3 Blue Jays 5
W: Burnett (2-1)
L: Robertson (0-2)
S: Accardo (4)

Game Notes:
  • In a surprising move DH Frank Thomas was granted his release prior to today's game.
  • Following up yesterday's three hits game, Pudge put up another 3...strikeouts. At least he did draw a walk today.
  • Miguel Cabrera kept his hit streak alive, unfortunately Carlos Guillen's came to an end.
  • One bad inning yet again does in the starting pitcher for the Tigers. This time it was a 4 run 4th that lead to Nate Roberston getting the loss. 4 of the 8 hits Robertson gave up were in that inning.
  • Zach Miner gave up a hit on the first pitch he threw in the 7th inning. This prompted a chat with Jim Leyland on the mound. Miner retired the next 6 batters in a row, all on groundouts.
  • Clete Thomas continues his campaign for left field (at least in my mind) going 3 for 5 with 2 RBI today.

Tigers Record:
W - L
6 - 13

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