I had to take the last couple of days off because I put off getting ready for my fantasy football draft. We’re also on our last leg as far as our house renovations, so things have been a crazy.
Saturday’s game has to be a new low, not only literally, but figuratively. With a five run lead going into the seventh, the Tigers looked like they were on track to end their losing streak, but the Angels came back with 4 in the seventh. The Tigers got one in their bottom half of the inning, but the Angels got 3 more in the eighth. To take a 7-6 lead. Tigers take the lead back in bottom of eighth with two more, and the Angels tie it in the ninth. Then the wheels came off the wagon and the Angels scored 6 in the top of the 10th, and the rest, as they say, is history.
A good pitching performance by Nate Robertson was completely wasted by the bullpen. Six different relievers came in after Nate, and despite only Spurling pitching more then an inning, all six couldn’t leave the game without giving up a run.
And with that, the Tigers are now in the midst of their worst losing streak of the season, and now stand at .242, which puts them on pace to win between 39 and 40. Sigh.
The September callups mean little to Detroit, other then the fact that they now have more relievers to use. The only guy I really have my eye on is Franklyn German, because I’d like to see if he’s made some real progress down in the minors.