Tigers fall to Tribe 3-2

The Tigers managed only two runs on nine hits and lost to Cleveland 3-2.

Anibal Sanchez lasted only five innings, walking 4 and striking out 8.  He allowed only two earned runs but needed 104 pitches to get through five complete.

The Good:

  • The bullpen – Evan Reed, Ian Krol, The Amazing Al, and Joba pitched four combined scoreless innings to pick up a relatively short outing for Anibal.
  • Kinsler, VMart, AJax, and A Squared Money each had two hits.

The Bad:

  • The offense could only score two runs
  • Miggy’s error in the second led to an unearned run that was ultimately the difference in the game.

The Ugly:

  • The Tigers blew chances in the eighth and ninth to tie or go ahead.
  • The ninth was especially ugly.  A Squared Money was at third with one out but DK struck out and Rajai Davis grounded out to end the game leaving the tying run at third.

This ship needs be righted.  They’ve lost four of their last six.  I know it’s early but they need a big home stand.  Have I mentioned the 30 year World Series Championship drought?

“God I love baseball.” -Roy Hobbs | The Natural

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3 thoughts on “Tigers fall to Tribe 3-2

  1. I thought the turning point was the Hunter double-play in the 8th, prior to Miggy’s rbi single. Hunter had a terrible at-bat with two futile attempts to sacrifice. Sanchez should have been dealt instead of Fister – have I said that before? I’ll keep saying it until he can actually get out of a first inning. He is starting to look like Bonderman. I’ll continue to give them a pass due to the choppy schedule and winter conditions. Need JV tomorrow, Cleveland is a very beatable team.

  2. Sark…..BINGO…the Cleveland team we saw last night is a VERY beatable team. That said I am not going to eat any more of those mushrooms and go to a game. I would like to write this off as Latino players just can’t/wont play in cold…..cause if it’s not a simple one game blip………I am scared!

  3. BOUNCING INTO DOUBLE PLAYS DRIVES ME CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I KNOW IT’S EARLY BUT THEY’RE MAKIN’ ME MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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