The Tigers offense was held in check once again as they lost a 3-2 game to the Angels late last night. This time, the Tigers managed just three hits and one of them was a two run shot by Miguel Cabrera. The Tigers rotation contiued their turnaround as Jeremy Bonderman had a nice start. He gave up just two runs on six hits and he struck out seven while walking just one in 7 1/3 innings. Aquilino Lopez gave up the game winner in the bottom of the ninth after the Angels scored two in the eighth to tie the game.
Gary Sheffield is now on the disabled list and Jeff Larish has been called up to take his place. I like this move because the immediate reaction would have been to call up Mike Hessman with all of the homers. Larish has been no slouch though and he’s hitting .274/.369/.589 with sixteen homers at Toledo. He walked at least 80 times each in 2007 and 2006 and I like that dimension. And hopefully he’ll play as well as his predecessor callups, Clete Thomas and Matt Joyce.
The rubber game is tonight. It’ll be Armando Galarraga going up against Joe Saunders.