So much for Comerica Park being a pitchers park. The winner in all three games of this series scored at least ten runs. And it’s the eighth time a team has scored 10 or more at Comerica (Tigers have three of those eight).
Nate Robertson was chased out early in this one, and Nate’s season numbers now look like what everyone expected him to have. He lasted 3 1/3, but he gave up eight earned runs.
Alex Sanchez went hitless, ending his 11 game hitting streak. He still hasn’t garnered a walk, striking out 15 times.
With the loss, the Tigers drop to 12-10. They’re 8-10 since their 4-0 start, which is probably more in line with what people thought they’d do. But they have a struggling Mariners team coming into town, so hopefully they can put together another winning series.
I also want to congratulate Barry Bonds who, with his homer this afternoon, gives Barry and Father Bobby a combined 1,000 career homeruns. Barry went 2 for 2 today, and is hitting a mind boggling .490. Things will get really interesting if he’s flirting with .400 later in the year. He’s also creeping up on George Herman Ruth’s 714. Not only is it a joy to watch one of the greatest players ever lace them up, but I also have a little monetary interest in this, because each record he breaks means a bump in the value of his baseball cards.