Thursday, May 01, 2008

Game 29 Recap

With the Pistons and Red Wings potential closing out their playoff series (Pistons won 100-77, Red Wings up big in the 2nd as I type), it's hard to believe that a series sweep of the Yankees might get third billing on the night. In thier last trip to Yankee Stadium the Tigers got their first sweep since 1966. Then again this is a Yankee team featuring the likes of Chad Moeller, Alberto Gonzales, Ross Ohlendorf, Chirs Britton, and Jonathan Albaladejo. Hey a sweep's a sweep, so there will be no complaining here.
The Yankees jumped on Nate Robertson early, but The Venezuelan Power Station of Maggs and Miggy decided to go nuts and combine for 5 RBI on 5 hits. Cabrera had a triple and a HR, while Maggs had a double to go with 2 singles. Oh yeah Ramon Santiago is on fire. He chipped in a triple and 2 RBI as well. Tonight also marked the debut of Francisco Cruceta, who looked a little shaky and had trouble finding the strike zone working the 9th. But he followed in the footsteps of Zach Miner by getting out of the mess he created with no runs allowed. With tonight's win the Tigers move to a game of .500 and are just 1.5 games back of the White Sox for first place in the Central. So after that disaster of a start, the Tigers start May right back in the thick of things. Just like we knew they would all along, right?

Tigers 8 Yankees 4
W: Robertson (1-3)
L: Albaladejo (0-1)

Tigers Record:
W - L
14 - 15

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