Sean Casey just hit a huge two run homerun in the bottom of the eighth inning to tie up the Tigers’ game with the Orioles. This team continues to amaze because I had pretty much given them up for dead.
Neifi Perez had two RBIs in 15 games so far for the Tigers heading into today. Today, Perez had a bases loaded clearing double (his first extra base hit for the Tigers this season) and drove in three runs in a big five run fourth inning. I heard the call on this one on the radio and didn’t sound like a particularly well hit ball and I think it might have been some generosity by the score keeper.
Wil Ledezma was bounced early and now Todd Jones is in there to pitch the ninth. We’ve already used Fernando Rodney and Joel Zumaya. Zumaya made his first appearance since last week after coming down with elbow problems and while he struggled and gave up a run, it was encouraging that he struck out three guys.
Ninth inning. Let’s pull this one out.
Todd Jones set the Orioles down in order in the ninth but the Tigers returned the favor. Jason Grilli is now in there and it looks like Leyland is making sure his pen is at least somewhat servicable against the White Sox tomorrow. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Grilli throw as many inning innings in this one as long as he’s shutting down the Orioles.
Four runs in the tenth by the Orioles and this one is done. Sigh.