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Sean Casey Hits First Homerun In Tigers Blowout Win

Sean Casey finally went yard and he helped lead the way for the Tigers in their 15-1 win over the Nationals.  He finished the game with two hits, four RBIs and two runs.  Marcus Thames hit a pinch hit two run homer and he’s now homered in both games in the series.  Magglio Ordonez racked up his 34th double of the season as he continues his terrific pace.  Anyway, I could go on because just about everyone had a nice boxscore.

Chad Durbin threw six solid innings and he improved to 6-3 on the season.  For his troubles, he could lose his spot in the rotation when Kenny Rogers comes back on Friday.  Jim Leyland isn’t going to reveal who the odd man out is until then but the odds are, it’ll be Durbin even though he’s thrown a bit better then Mike Maroth.

Eulogio De La Cruz threw a perfect ninth inning and he struck out two.  I’m normally a fan of Mario and Rod on FSN but Rod’s continous references to De La Cruz as Frankie because he couldn’t pronounce Eulogio was starting to get annoying.

The Indians lost so once again, the Tigers have moved into a tie for first place in the Central.  Jeremy Bonderman takes the mound tonight in the finale as he hopes to continue his winning streak and the Tiger hitters will face Mike Bacsik, who I don’t know too much about.

Mario referenced De La Cruz’ nickname the night before. Apparently in the minors his teammates called him Frankie.

Posted by Tim on June 20th, 2007 at 12:15 pm

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