Mariners 5 Tigers 4

It was a tough loss for the Tigers today as the bullpen, Perry, couldn’t hold a 3 run eighth inning lead, and spoiled a gem by Bonderman.

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I was hoping Lelyand would leave Bondo in for the 8th.  He threw 94 pitches, gave up one run, and
struck out 6.  Instead he opted to bring in Perry.

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Today wasn’t Rick Perry’s day, although the Mariners did hit
some good pitches. 

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Sweeny homered off of a good pitch from Perry, a low slider and  Johnson drove in two off a slow slider as well.

The Tigers finished the road trip 3-4 and head home to face the A’s.

Although he had a single today, why is Laird playing everyday?  We need to find out what Avila can do.

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