Ten runs on fifteen hits was the final line, as the Angels took the Tigers pitching staff to task. Three different Tiger pitchers (Cornejo, Yan and Levine) all gave up three earned runs in this one, as the Angels take the series opener.
The bright spot was, once again Brandon Inge. He made the game close by hitting his second grand slam of the season in the seventh to make it a 5-4 game, but five Angel runs in the eighth put this one out of reach. Equally impressive was Brandon getting three outfield assists in his first start in right field.
Mike Maroth squares off against Bartolo Colon tomorrow evening. Hopefully the Tigers will be able to break out of this mini-slump. They still need to win one more this month to make it a winning April.
And just a little teaser. Coming soon, Tigerblog 3.0. Jay, the webguy at Grousehouse Media, is working on a site revision that hopefully everyone will find a little more visually appealing and easier to navigate.