Tigers 4, Rangers 3
23-16, 1st in AL Central (3.0 GU on KC)
(Photo courtesy of Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press)
While the Tigers aren’t hitting the road until Monday, I will be heading out of town tomorrow for a weekend on the Oregon coast. With that in mind, I’ve been busy doing all of those fun and exciting things that come with preparing for a trip. Despite my best efforts, there are still things to get done, so please pardon me for “mailing it in” on this post.
The short of it: The Tigers won an interesting game that saw Edwin Jackson go eight innings, throwing 132 pitches, Clete Thomas homer and Fernando Rodney try to give away another save. Whatever. The boys got it done, and have rattled of a six game win streak.
If you want more details on today’s afternoon game, I encourage you to check out the much more thoughtful and in-depth writings over at Bless You Boys. Ian does a great job breaking out every game, and if you don’t come back here because he’s far and away better than me, well, I don’t blame you.
The Tigers kick off interleague play tomorrow with a three game series against the Rockies.
Probable starters for 5/22:
- Tigers – Rick Porcello (4-3, 3.86 ERA, 25 SO)
- Rockies – Ubaldo Jimenez (3-4, 4.30 ERA, 41 SO)
As for me, I am going to actually attempt to disconnect as much as possible, so don’t expect much from me until Tuesday of next week. I think you will survive. If you MUST follow along with my ridiculous thoughts while I step away, feel free to check out my twitter (@chollis) which will be updated sporadically throughout the weekend.
Talk to you all on Tuesday.
GO WINGS! GO TIGERS!