Daniel Norris looked good in his first start coming off of the DL. He only gave up one run in 4.2 innings. It is a shame he was on a low pitch count and had to come out of the game because the pen couldn’t hold his slim 2-1 lead, nothing new here.
The Tigers offense battled, despite hitting into four more double plays, and finally took the lead for good in the top of the 12th. They also got a huge boost from Ian Krol who picked the entire bullpen up, including VerHagen and Hardy who were not good tonight. Krol pitched three scoreless innings, the 10th, 11th, and 12th, after Bruce Rondon blew a 4-3 lead in the 9th.
Blaine Hardy has been struggling for the last week or so. Yesterday’s and tonight’s outings may not show up in his numbers but he’s not getting the outs he’s called upon to get and not stranding runners.
J.D. hit his 37th homer of the year and recorded his 95th and 96th RBIs. With Miggy struggling, I guess J.D.’s quest for 100 RBIs is what I’ll be tuning in for.
Tyler Collins had a good night, he drove in two runs and had a nice outfield assist.
This game meant and series meant nothing to the Tigers but the Twins missed a chance to improve their position in the Wild Card race.