The Tigers scored three runs on two bases loaded walks and a past ball. Add to that a mis-played ball, that turned into a triple, and an error that led to three un-earned runs, and the Tigers got plenty of help from the Rays tonight.
The Tigers showed some grit. They fell behind early but kept coming. They even put together some good at-bats. They fouled off some pitches, drew some walks, and got a much needed win.
I’m not sure this is a turning point, I still think this team is too flawed to make a playoff run. At this point, I just hope they finish ahead of the Indians.
I’m warming up to Andrew Romine. He’s playing well defensively and has been coming up with important hits lately. He looks a whole lot better at short than Suarez.
Joba and the Shit Bird were both bad, again. There doesn’t seem to be any answers in the bullpen. I guess The Amazing Everyday Al and Blaine Hardy have pitched the best lately so perhaps try Hardy in the eighth and Al in the ninth? I don’t see what you lose by trying different combinations.
A note to the starters, you need to last at least eight innings and hand over a three run lead, or there is a good chance you won’t get a win,
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2 thoughts on “Tigers 8 Rays 6”
I will take the W however I have looked in the mirror and I can see IF they get to the post season they aren’t going far just can’t convince myself.
Ugly is about how I sum this one up. As if we thought we had closer problems, TB did us a favor bringing in Balfour. Even with as bad as he was we scored all 3 runs without a hit.. I’m with Nebraska, can’t get convinced on one ugly win. Need to show me more.