Pitching and home runs gave the Tigers a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros and made it eight in a row for the TIgers.
Freeway Rick pitched 6 and 2/3. He allowed two earned runs on seven hits, a little high, he struck out five and walked two.
Ricky turned the game over Joba Chamberlain and Joe Nathan to close the game out.
What can I say about Joba, he continues to get it done, striking out the side in the 8th.
Joba is SMOKIN BALLS!
- The Tigers got their eight in a row and 20th win of the season.
- Ricky put in another good outing.
- Joe Nathan got his seventh save.
- Joba continues to smoke balls!
- Miggy and Victor went deep.
- Rajai Davis stole his 12th base of the season and Don “DK” Kelly stole a base and got two hits.
- The Tigers managed only five hits but the Houston pitcher, Brad Peacock, had a lot to say about that. He pitched well for a bad team.
- Joe Nathan walked a runner with two outs and allowed two stolen bases but was able to strand the tying run at third.
- Not much today or lately. The Tigers have been playing pretty clean and came away with another win in a close game.
Don’t look now but Freeway Rick is 5-1 on the season. Now if he can lower his ERA by a run he might make me look like Nostradamus.
Also, I liked Miggy’s homer the opposite way, he might be rounding into his MVP form.
Smyly pitches tomorrow afternoon as the Tigers for a four game sweep and ninth in a row.
“God I love baseball.” Roy Hobbs | The Natural
3 thoughts on “Make it 8 in a row Tigers beat Astros 3-2”
RP did not have his best stuff today and it showed against a very below average team. But looking at the bright side, this is a game they could easily have lost but still found a way to get it done. In their defense I can imagine it is difficult to keep good focus against this team. Let’s see if Smyly can keep the train rolling.
The one thing that scares me is when Rod Allen can sit in the booth and say this guy is going to steal on Nathan and he ends up on third………adjustments need to be made!
What scares me is out closer walking a guy in the 9th with a one run lead. But what do I know!