This series in Miami is like spring training and although you always want to win, the most important thing is evaluating your talent.
The Tigers would have needed a sweep of the Marlins and have Oakland lose 2 of 3 to the Mariners in order to get home field advantage. That didn’t happen. The Tigers will start in Oakland next Friday.
It looks like Ricky is going to the bullpen for the post season and he looked pretty good in relief of Jose Alvarez in the third. He pitched an inning and a third allowing two hits, one a wounded quail, and no earned runs. Ricky is going to be fine however the Tigers use him.
Luke Putkonen, who I’m expecting to be on the post season roster, looked good as well.
Jhonny Peralta was 1-4 and looked pretty good in left field. After one game it is hard to tell but remember, Delmon Young was the ALCS MVP last season and nobody would mistake him for Gary Pettis.
Like Dick Allen said, when asked how to play good defense, “Swing the bat!”.
Hmmm, I’m wondering if Tui will be on the playoff roster? I’m sure Dirks will be.
I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
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