Twins 4 Tigers 3

The Tigers snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

The Tigers wasted a nice pitching performance from Robby Ray. Ray pitched six innings allowed four hits, no runs, struck out two and walked one. He turned three a run lead over to the bullpen but the pen couldn’t hold it.

The Tigers ended the home stand on a down note.  They lost two of three to the Twins and wasted good pitching performances from JV and R Squared.

Joba and Krol were not good today.

Well, let’s lick out wounds and get on back on track in Baltimore tomorrow with Freeway Rick on the hill.

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

4 thoughts on “Twins 4 Tigers 3

  1. You are right this was a snatch………..I would have left Amazing Al in for one more batter and Joba could have been helped by his D. All in all a learning experience it’s not like they wheeled Montreal in a paraly last night…

  2. Took Mom to the game today and she wasn’t treated very well with this performance. All-in-all a very poor home stand against 2 minor league teams. Aside from the bullpen meltdown today, we had the bases loaded and 1 out in the 5th and came away empty. A hit would have busted the game wide open. Ray has pitched very well, albeit against 2 sub-standard teams. I thought JV was very average Friday, walking too many, especially the #8 hitter in the 7th inning, leading to the 2 runs he gave up. Big road trip now against more prominent competition.. Hopefully this will bring out the best in the team, as it appears they are playing to the level of the opposition. Don’t get me wrong, this division appears to be theirs to lose, so no worries here. Just let a couple wins get away this weekend. Shit happens…

  3. I agree with Nebraska that AA should have been given one more hitter. Being at the game his stuff looked good, and he is supposed to be a good matchup against LH batters. Krol couldn’t hit the strike zone and it cost him. Same for Joba, but I’ll give him a pass since he’s been lights out lately. Everyone has a bad day every now and then.

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