Monday, June 30, 2008

Game 82 Recap

Missed most of this game, trapped at work finished month-end thing. However I did manage to get home just in time for the rally in the 7th and 8th inning. Another day another Mud Hen, as Matt Joyce's triple tied the game. Curtis Granderson put the Tigers ahead for good with a single right after that. It was Curtis' third hit of the night, putting his average at .301 for the season. Jim Leyland gave Todd Jones the night off, as he had just thrown 40 pitches in the last two days. Joel Zumaya filled in for Todd, in more ways than one. His ninth inning was Jones-like, allowing the tying and go-ahead runs to reach base before getting the final two outs of the game. So what have we learned? Well the Tigers are in until the final out (just like 2006), and maybe it wasn't the NL team. Maybe the Tigers are this good.

Tigers 4 Twins 3

W: Fossum (1-0)
L: Guerrier (4-3)
S: Zumaya (1)

Tigers Record:
W - L
42 - 40
3rd Place AL Central (5 GB Chicago)

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