The Tigers are in the eighth inning, and it looks like they’re going to drop their first game in the weekend series to KC. Tiger pitchers have given up 15 hits, 3 walks, and 8 runs. The Tigers had a burst of offense, having 12 hits, but only three runs (Kevin Witt just hit a solo shot). Higginson looked impressive in his first game back, going three for four and scoring twice.
Will Ledezma looked good at times, and then looked bad at times. In only 5 1/3, he managed to throw a 107 pitches. This is his second non quality start since the All Star break, and hopefully he can turn it around next time out.
This weekend, Gary Carter and Eddie Murray will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Both players in mind deserve to be there. Eddie Murray was one of the best clutch hitters of the 80s, and finished his career with 1,917 RBIs, putting him at 8th all time and in only one season, his rookie year, did he strike out 100 times. He also ranks in the Top 10 all time in Total Bases, Games Played, and At-Bats.
Gary Carter was probably the best all around catchers in the 1980s (Sorry Lance). He won three gold gloves and drove in more then 100 runs 4 times.
Hopefully next year, Tram and Jack Morris will work their way up the ballot a little.