Behind 5 and 1/3 ball smokin innings from Tigers newcomer, Robby Ray, the Tigers beat the Astros into a conniption, 11-4, and extended their winning streak to seven. Ray allowed one earned run on five hits. He walked only one and struck out five.
What impressed me the most about Ray was that he got in trouble early in the first and was able to pitch out the jam without surrendering a run. It’s a small sample size but perhaps Dave “Double D” Dombrowski knows a thing or two about a thing or two.
- Just when I was beginning to worry about Miggy, he shoved those concerns down my throat. He was 4-5 today with a homer and four RBIs. If he returns to form this could be a very formidable Tigers offense.
- Ian Kinsler had three hits.
- Alex “A Squared Money” Avila, Nick Castellanos, and “Downtown” Danny Worth had two hits each and Worth had three RBIs.
- The Amazing Al pitched a shut out inning in relief and struck out two.
- The Tigers got 18 hits and scored in multiple innings, the first, third, fourth, seventh and eighth.
- Justin Miller struggled through the ninth. He allowed three runs, but to be fair, only one of them was earned.
- I like the new look offense but really Torii? You get thrown out trying to steal third with one out and Miggy batting?
I guess we can’t get too excited, the Astros are not good, to say the least but seven straight is seven straight and we’ll take all the Ws we can get. Also, I like the 18 hit attack and scoring in multiple innings. This is in stark contrast to last year when the Tigers seemed to score all their runs in only one or two innings.
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