Friday, July 18, 2008

Game 96 Recap

When Luke Scott's not busy shooting his guns, he shoots up Tigers pitchers. His three RBI on two HRs were the difference in the game tonight for the Orioles. Armando Galarraga tied his career high in strikeout with 6, but also tied a career high in HR surrendered with 3.

Tigers bats racked up 14 hits, unfortunately when it came time for a big hit it was no where to be found. Three double plays helps Oriole pitching get out of jams, and in the end the Tigers leaving 9 men on base didn't help out much either. Potential trade bait, Pudge Rodriguez did his best job to drive up the price, going 4 for 4 with a 2 run homer tonight.

But if anything this might be one of those games where the law of averages kicks itself in. O's Pitcher Jeremy Guthrie had only 4 wins entering tonight's game, despite being tied for the league lead for quality starts with 12. So he goes out, doesn't pitch well, and of course, gets the win.

So I vote for Gary Sheffield to DH tomorrow. With Daniel Cabrera on the mound, one can only hope the results are the same as they were last season.

Tigers 4 Orioles 7
W: Guthrie (5-7)
L: Galarraga (7-4)
S: Sherrill (28)

Tigers Record:
W - L
48 - 48
3rd Place AL Central (7.5 GB Chicago)

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