Friday, May 08, 2009

Game 28

Apparently all the Tigers need is Justin Verlander and Curtis Granderson.

Verlander went the distance for the complete game shutout, all while striking out 11 and allowing only 2 hits. His second strong performance in a row, and if anybody doubts Rick Knapp was a good hire, these last two starts by JV speak volumes about Knapp.

Ok I lied, Verlander actually gave up a 3rd hit. It was a HR to Grady Sizemore that went over the fence in centerfield. Now here's where this Curtis Granderson fella comes in. A perfectly timed leap, and the walk-off home run turned into the 2nd out in the 9th. Granderson also scored the only run of the game. A 4 pitch walk, a stolen base (aided by a terrible throw by Kelly Shoppach), the patented runner-advancing Polanco groundball, and a double-clutch on a groundball to 2nd and Granderson had scored. Poor Cliff Lee.

Tigers 1 Indians 0
W: Verlander (3-2)
L: Lee (1-5)

Tigers Record:
W - L
15 - 13

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