Tigers 4, Yankees 2
11-8, 1st in AL Central (1.0 GU on KC)
(Photos courtesy of Julian H. Gonzalez/Detroit Free Press)
- It took awhile, but someone finally tracked down the real Justin Verlander and did away with the imposter that we had seen of late. Verlander went seven scoreless innings, allowing seven hits, but striking out nine en route to his first win of the season.
- Also from the “WB” category, Magglio Ordonez’s bat decided to show up again, as Ordonez popped his second home run in three games. Granted, this one BARELY got over the wall, but nobody said it had to be pretty. On the flip side, Ryan Raburn still looks like a wreck in left field, badly misplaying a ball last night and just generally looking confused. he also went 0-3, bringing his batting average to a whopping .000 on the year. Yet for some reason Jeff Larish got sent down yesterday to clear room for Clay Rapada. Go figure.
- I love pictures like the one below. Why? We are 19 games into the season, yet I look at Bobby Seay after he struck out Matsui last night, and I get pumped. It’s great to see intensity this early in the season. Let’s keep it up.
Probable starters for 4/28:
- Tigers – Edwin Jackson (1-1, 2.77 ERA, 17 SO)
- Yankees – Phil Hughes (0-0, –.—ERA, 0 SO)