The Tigers had a chance to build on their win last night over the White Sox but they went out with a whimper today. They jumped out to a 2-0 lead on a huge centerfield shot by Marcus Thames in the second inning but they did little after that. And when I say little, I mean two hits in the final seven frames for the Tigers.
I penned a piece over at the Hardball Times on the Tigers chances the rest of the way. I present the reasons they will (yes, I was stretching) and won’t make the playoffs. If the numbers look funny, it’s because everything is as of after Tuesday’s loss. It just didn’t get put up until today.
The White Sox are up 3-0 and if that lead holds, the Tigers will be back to nine back in the loss column. The Twins are also ahead. Tomorrow, it’ll be Armando Galarraga going up against Dan Meyer in a night game.