Despite not getting a quality start from Anibal Sanchez the Tigers were able to take the rubber game of their three game set in Phoenix.
Joba bailed Anibal out in the seventh by getting a double play on the only pitch he threw. At the time, the Diamondbacks had cut a 7-0 Tigers lead to 7-5 and had runners on first and second, with one out.
Blaine Hardy pitched scoreless eighth and ninth innings.
Eleven runs is an offensive explosion I just hope they don’t go another five games with two runs or less.
Miggy had two hits including his 15th home run and RBIs, 78, 79, and 80.
Congratulations to Alex Avila on his 100th double. I still don’t think he should be playing every day. He struck out three more time today giving him a total of 95 for the season. Ninety-eight games into the season and Alex Avila has Kd 95 times. I hate to say this because I was his biggest supporter, he needs to relegated to the backup role. I’m not saying Holaday is the answer, but how much worse can he do?
Austin Ajax Jackson had two more hits and three RBIs this afternoon. He has quietly brought his batting average up to .270.
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I agree about Avila.. His time has come and gone. I don’t think he is the most problematic part of this team, but he sure is having a hard time justifying his playing time.. Sadly, his major competitor McCann in the minors is potential trade bait for a marginal relief pitcher.. We’ll see.. I’m wondering why the media and most fans are so critical of JV, but Sanchez seems to get a free pass.. Other than the mini stretch of quality games a few weeks ago he has been mediocre at best… Big series this weekend with our potential first round opponent.. We don’t usually play well at the Big A..