AL Wild Card – Rays 4 Indians 0

Well the Indians offense looked like the Tigers offense.  The red hot Indians got cooled off by the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Indians had several chances to score, they had 9 hits, but couldn’t push across a single run.  (Is this the Indians or the Tigers?)

The key moment in the game was in the bottom of the 4th when the Indians had the bases loaded with 1 out and Asdrubal Cabrera at the plate.  Alex Cobb got Cabrera to hit into a 3-6-1 double play to end the threat and the inning.

Nick Swisher had chances as well but went 0-4 with 2 strikeouts and left 5 runners on base.

The Rays are off to meet the Red Sox and I’m picking the Rays in 6.

“God I love baseball.” -Roy Hobbs | The Natural

Tigers take series from Rays 5-2

In the 5-2 win there were some encouraging signs.

First Alex Avila, aka A Squared Money, got a hit again after getting two in last night’s game.

Victor Martinez drove in 3 runs including a two run HR.

And Papa Grande worked an uneventful 1-2-3 9th.

I guess I forgot to mention seven strong innings from Scherzer allowing only 1 run.  It is kind of nice that a seven inning, one run start feels pedestrian.  Now, if JV can get back into form, the Tigers could build a lead in the Central.

“God, I love baseball.” – Roy Hobbs