The Tigers held on to beat the Red Sox last night. An early five run cushion turned out to be all the Tigers needed, although the Red Sox definitely made things interesting.
Nate Robertson may be only 11-8, but he’s put together a pretty nice stretch. In his last last eleven starts, he’s gone at least six innings. And then in his last three, he’s given up three runs or less. He doesn’t light it up and throw many shutouts, but he’s a very solid back of the rotation starter. He did have a rough July, but it looks like he’s bounced back from that. Plus he’s the guy who started the whole Big League Chew rallyroutine that the Tigers have been doing late in the game.
Dmitri Young had another big game. He went three for five with two runs and an RBI. He still has an OPS well over 1.000 as his sample size gets larger and larger. He hasn’t homered in a while, but he’s getting job done with the bat in other ways.
Another solid matchup today. Jeremy Bonderman goes up against Curt Schilling.