I go out of town and all hell breaks loose (so I’ll be keeping this short). The Tigers took care of Mike Mussina and the Yankees last night, and with a sick Justin Verlander on the mound. Ideally he throws into the seveth but considering that he has the flu, you have to take what you can get. Hopefully Nate Robertson can give us some quality innings so that pen isn’t a factor.
I have mixed feelings about the Cameron Maybin call up. On the one hand, it’s exciting to see yet another home grown prospect make it up to the bigs. On the other hand, the fact that we need him kind of tells me the Tigers have a pretty big hole out in right field. Still, Dave Dombrowski is no dumby so he must have seen something about the way Maybin was playing at Erie to warrant the call up. The Tigers designated Craig Monroe for assignment so they’ll have to try trade him unless he accepts going to down to the minors, which is doubtful.
Of course the game isn’t on where I’m at so I’ll have to listen in. Should be interesting if Maybin starts of mashing the ball.