Tigers 5 Blue Jays 4

FINALLY!  Somebody stepped up on offense and it happened to be three rookies. For eight more innings the Tigers offense continued to look horrible.

Miggy set the tone for ineptitude in the first inning when he popped out with Davis on third and one out.  Miggy looks horrible.  He lo0ks off balance and he’s swinging at pitches I’ve never seem him swing at before.

Fast forward to the ninth inning.  The Tigers trailed 4-2 with Casey Janssen in to close the game for the Jays. Janssen has converted 92% of  his save opportunities in the last two years. J.D. lead off with a double. After Avila grounded out Castellanos tied the game with a bomb to left field.  Eugenio Suarez followed with another home run and the Tigers had the lead 5-4.

The ninth inning was not a good one for Joe Nathan but he managed to wiggle out of a bases loaded jam and convert the save opportunity.

This is only one game but other players need to step up until Miggy and Victor get straightened out, if they can get straightened out.

Ian Kinsler deserves an honorable mention. He was 3-5 with two RBIs.

Note: I’m not sure if J.D. is a rookie but I consider him one.

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

2 thoughts on “Tigers 5 Blue Jays 4

  1. Leave it to 3 rooks to bail out the shitty vets on this team… Yes I consider JD a rookie.. Good win but it doesn’t resolve the major flaws on the offense side… In addition to his shit at-bats against Dickey, they twice brought in lefties to pitch to Miggy, including the last out of the 9th.. In addition to his slow recovery from surgery, I suspect Miggy is injured… He can’t hit the fastball unless it’s right down the middle.. I agree with your post earlier Friday to blow this thing up… I’d keep Kinsler, Nick the Greek and probably JD.. The rest needs to be new blood and new energy to this team.

  2. Well we are one game closer to September and a month of games in the division. And now our new look pitching staff will have a “new” look. Somewhere out there I can hear another shoe dropping. Miggy’s health? Nathan being Nathan? Mr Upton being whatever he will become? Win the division? Hope so however hope is not a strategy. Holes in the dike they can’t fill. They don’t inspire confidence when it comes to paying a post season ticket invoice. I’ll take the W.

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