The Red Sox put a beating on the Tigers tonight the likes of which I haven’t seen in a long time.
Rick Porcello was absolutely awful. He gave up three home runs, walked four, allowed 9 runs, 8 earned in only 5 innings of work.
Not be outdone were the Amazing Al and Jeremy Bonderman. These two looked like they were a) throwing batting practice b) auditioning to pitch in next year’s home run derby or c) auditioning for the independent league. My guess is that it was a combination of the three.
It took the Amazing Al two pitches to wipe Ricky’s slate clean and start one of his own. After “relieving” Porcello in the 6th with the bases loaded, Will Middlebrooks took Amazing Al’s second pitch and hit a grand slam over the Green Monster.
Jeremy Bonderman “relieved” the Amazing Al and tried to make us forget how horrible Alburquerqe was. It didn’t work.
I don’t have the words to describe this abomination.
I guess the only good thing to come out of this game is that Jim Leyland has a pretty good idea who won’t be coming out of the bullpen should the Tigers make the post season.
Did I mention, Iggy got hurt and left the game with bilateral shin splints?
Unfortunately, when Miggy grounded out to short last night with the bases loaded the opportunity for the Tigers to win their first series in Boston since August of 2006 went out the window. The pitching absolutely imploded.
The only thing we can do is try to forget this one and look at trying to win a series this weekend in Kansas City.
It won’t be easy.
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