Actually, in this case, that’s not quite correct. This was a tough one to let go, and shows that what some people expect to be the top half of the pen still has some work to do.
The Tiger’s tied the Blue Jays yesterday. I was happy to get to catch some of this game on the radio (AM doesn’t come in at work, I was driving). The Tigers went down 3-0 early, then came back to tie it at 3 a piece. The Tigers the appeared to be in the drivers seat by scoring 4 runs in the bottom of the seventh, a lead they took into the ninth.
And then, the bomb dropped. Matt Anderson, after proclaiming the closer job to be his, got rocked for 2 hits, 2 walks, and 4 earned runs, getting only two outs. With that, the Tiger’s lead evaporated. They got the leadoff man on in the bottom of the ninth, bunted him over to second, but were unable to score him.
Hence, the game ended in a tie.
Brandon Inge appears to be coming into his own as a utility man. He made a nice play at third yesterday, and is even now being looked on to backup Alex Sanchez in the outfield. Of course we always knew he could field.