An error, a wild pitch, and three double plays proved to be the undoing of the Tigers tonight.
Neither starter, Sanchez or Lester, were great, but they both pitched decently.
Both bullpens were good. I was very impressed with Coke Veras, and Alburquerque.
After falling behind 4-0, the Tigers showed some fight, battling back with single runs in the 5th, 6th, and 7th, to make it a one run game. In the end they just couldn’t get it done.
If the Tigers are going to end their 29 year World Series drought they’re going to have to win two in a row at Fenway Park, no easy task.
The Tigers will have Scherzer pitching in game 6 and Verlander pitching the finale, if it goes to 7. If they can turn in performances close to their first outings, the Tigers may have an outside chance but they’re going to need some clutch hitting. What else is new?
The Tigers had a great chance to tie the game in the 7th. Down 4-2, with one out and runners on first and third, Cabrera stepped to the plate but grounded into a double play. The third run scored on the play but the double play effectively killed the rally.
The Tigers are getting nothing from Prince Fielder, except for the occasional single. It’s not good enough. He hasn’t driven in a post season run since game two of the 2012 ALDS. What makes matters worse is that he is having horrible at bats. Most of the time he falls behind 0-1 and ends up grounding into the defensive shift. He’s pretty much become an automatic out.
I’m also not thrilled with Torii Hunter’s performance in the lead off position but I guess there aren’t many other options.
Saturday it, once again, it’s time to “F*** or walk”.
We’ll have to wait and see.
“God I love baseball.” -Roy Hobbs | The Natural
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We’ve seen this game 50 times this year. Lots of hits and base runners but little to show for it. Leyland was asked in the postgame interview if he has thought about moving Fielder, and he said no. In my opinion that’s just dumb, but we’ll see if he finally ‘runs into one’. I fully believe Fielder is the type hitter that can crush so-so pitching in the regular season and put up gaudy stats. But when the stage gets bigger and the lights brighter he disappears. His performance so far bears that out, his whole career.
Well, at least we have our two hot pitchers lined up. I like our chances if we hit a little. That’s the great wild card.
Well here we are………we will find out who want’s it most!