This was a nice win, against a good team, in a ballpark the Tigers usually don’t play well in.
Even nicer was they way the Tigers were able to come back after falling behind, 3-1, facing a tough pitcher.
Max was very good. After giving up three in the fifth, he was able shut the door on the best offensive team in the American League and last seven innings.
Hmmm, the starter goes seven innings and the Tigers win. Sounds pretty familiar.
I have been all over Joe Nathan this season but tonight he looked like the guy that used to destroy the Tigers. He struck out the side out in the ninth. This was the best I’ve seen him all year.
I’m sorry, but I have to complain about A Squared Money. Look, he’s not a good hitter but that doesn’t mean he can’t have productive outs. In the sixth inning, the Tigers had taken a one run lead 4-3. Castellanos was on second with nobody out. All he needed to do was get the runner over to third and he couldn’t do it. He flew out. The inning ended with Castellanos at third. It didn’t come back to bite the Tigers today, but that could have been an important run that never was.
Ajax continued to stay hot. He had his seventh consecutive multi-hit game and flashed leather in the seventh robbing Kole Calhoun of a double to end the inning.
Smyly pitches tomorrow.
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