Last night was pretty ugly. Armando Galarraga had a mediocre start and he also hurt his own cause by helping a run score with an interferance call. Yeah, Nick Green did everything he could to get the call including running out of the baseline with his head down, but Galarraga put himself there. The pen didn’t help him out either as two relievers came out and they gave up run after run. Zach Miner was nailed for four and then Nate Robertson gave up two and neither one of the pitched a full inning in the 10-5 loss.
The Tigers did rally in the eighth and the inning was capped off by a three run bases clearing triple by Curtis Granderson but the five runs only got them half way there. In fact Granderson had two fo the Tigers three hits and they cashed in on three errors in the inning. Let’s just say Josh Beckett threw seven pretty good frames before running out of gas.
Sometimes, the odds are just stacked against you. On Tuesday, the Detroit Economic Council voted to tear down what’s left of Tiger Stadium. I wrote about this in my latest at the Hardball Times, but while senator Carl Levin and the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy are both scrambling, it looks like the demolition equipment is on site. It just goes to show that the words “short sighted” and ” Detroit politician” are usually redundant words.
The Tigers hope to avoid a sweep this afternoon. Dontrelle Willis gets another go and like Galarraga, he could be pitching for his job with Bonderman coming back. Tim Wakefield throws for the Sox.