TT: Wild West Shootout

Tigers 12, Angels 10

8-6, 1st in AL Central (Tied w/CHI)

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(Photo courtesy of Hector Mata/AP)

  • Well then. Talk about an interesting game. A hugely back and forth affair saw the Tigers finally emerge with a five run seventh to claim an insurmountable* lead and get a win over the Los Angeles Orange County Angels of Greater Anaheim and Parts of Other Smaller Regional Cities. How bizarre was this one? Juan Rincon got the “W” for the Tigers with a “one run on two hits, two walks AND a wild pitch” performance. Yea.
  • While the pitching was atrocious on both sides of field, the Tigers got the pop back in the bats with an 18 hit performance, which included homers from both Curtis Granderson and Brandon Inge. Props also to Adam Everett, who somehow wound up going 3 for 4 last night even though none of his hits could have cleared the fence on a softball field.
  • Dear Fernando Rodney of last night: Please give us back the Fernando Rodney that is not you. Watching you do everything in your power to give away the win is not good for my heart. Seriously, there is nothing wrong with coming in and not giving up runs. I promise. So if you can just drop off the preferred ‘Nando at the clubhouse door tonight, it would be appreciated. Thanks.

*When “Oh $**T Fernando Rodney” takes the mound, no lead is insurmountable.

Probable starters for 4/23:

  • Tigers – Edwin Jackson (1-0, 2.14 ERA, 13 SO)
  • Angels – Matt Palmer (0-0, –.—ERA)
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