The Twins were able to even up the series with a 5-3 over the Tigers today. Anibal Sanchez started but only lasted 2 2/3. He had to come out of the game because of a blister problem.
The bullpen was a nightmare, Miggy was disappointing, the Tigers lost and it wasn’t pretty.
- The Tigers scored two early runs staking Sanchez to an early 2-0 lead.
- After the first inning the offense made Phil Hughes look like Greg Maddux.
- Fours were wild for Jose Ortega, who was an abject nightmare. He “relieved” Sanchez and couldn’t find the plate. He allowed four earned runs in one and a third. He allowed four hits, walked four and and struck out one.
I’m actually not sure what to say about Phil Coke. His final line isn’t that bad. He pitched two and two thirds. He didn’t allow a run, struck out two, walked two, and gave up two hits. I guess twos were wild for Phil. Perhaps he was only half as bad as Ortega? I guess the problem with Coke’s pitching today is that he couldn’t strand any inherited runners. Like I said, I’m not sure what to say about Phil but he doesn’t past the eye test.
Miggy. It is hard to pick on the back to back MVP but I was horrified with his at bat in the eighth. He came up with bases loaded, one out, and the Tigers down by two. All the Tigers needed was one of his patented hits to right field. Instead, the suddenly pull happy Cabrera, hits a low, inside fastball, to third base. The Twins turned an easy double play and the inning was over. Again, I don’t have the words.
Let’s see what happens tomorrow.
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