Well, I guess the Tigers can’t win them all and truthfully, last night, the Tigers didn’t pitch well enough to win. I know they only gave up five runs but that was mostly due to the Indian’s inept hitting. (Sound eerily familiar?)
Between a combined six base on balls, five by starter Drew Smyly, and 14 Indians hits there was traffic on the base paths all night and it seemed like the Tigers were pitching out of trouble all night.
When J.D. Martinez hit the game tying shot in the bottom of the ninth, visions of 1984 raced through my brain. However, when Rod Allen said, in the bottom of the 10th, that The Amazing Al couldn’t let Michael Brantley beat them, I knew it was over. And it was.
Let’s hope for a good outing from JV tonight.
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