Well I didn’t give the Tigers much of a chance to win this game going into it. Astros’ starter Dallas Kuechel was undefeated at home and I didn’t think the Tigers offense, even with the return of Jose Miguel Cabrera, was much of a threat to change that.
I was correct.
Alfredo Simon wasn’t good and neither was the offense.
The best offensive play came from the Astros. They executed a beautiful safety squeeze, a play I wish the Tigers would try, in the sixth to extend their lead to 4-1.
JV pitches tomorrow.
Cabrera was 0-3 with a walk and two strike outs. He hit the ball hard his last time up but lined out to I believe short or second.