I have to say, I feel pretty good right now. Remember this previous post, Tigers Lose 7-4. Dirks Embarrassing! ? In case you don’t here’s a link to the post.
The story of this game was written in the 4th inning. The Tigers scored 2 in the top of the 4th to tie the game at 2, but the White Sox came back in the bottom with 4 runs, thanks largely to the efforts of Tiger left fielder Andy Dirks. Dirks’ play in left field, makes ex-Cleveland left fielder Albert Joey Belle, look like a gold glover.
With one out and two on, White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers hit a 92 mph JV change up hard to left field that Andy Dirks completely misplayed. In fact, it looked like the ball went off of his glove, but miraculously, the official scorer gave Flowers a double and an RBI.
When I was writing the post yesterday about Jack Clark, I looked up JV’s numbers for the season. When I saw the ERA at 3.50 it looked a little low to me. Well, I’m watching the Tigers dust the Yankees right now, it is 9-2 in the top of the 7th, they flashed a picture of JV standing in the in dugout. As they showed JV they also showed his 3.50 ERA and Mario commented that the era was lowered because MLB changed the scoring in the above mentioned White Sox game. They gave Dirksy an error on the play and as a result, 4 earned runs that were originally charged to JV were changed to un-earned.
I feel a bit vindicated.
Dirksy isn’t in the lineup today, yet, anyway.
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