For those of you have never had a major renovation done to their house, it’s such a pain that it can’t be put into words. I can’t compare to having children, but for those without, it has to be the biggest inconvenience to deal with. Even buying the house and getting it ready to move in wasn’t this much of a pain. I was “off” on Friday, which meant I spent an inordinate amount of time doing the things around the house that I can’t get done on the weekends.
And this is with us paying to have it done. I couldn’t even imagine trying to do all of this shit by ourselves. Anyway, this is the lead it too my update.
Tigers were down by one with one on in the ninth when I went back downstairs to do some more staining. The thought that they would actually pull it out never even crossed my mind.
Well, they did. In grand fashion. Brandon Inge, or the second coming of Gary Carter at least for a month, hit a walk off two run shot in the bottom of the ninth to win it for the Tigers. Win number 32 is in the books.
Brandon had been hitless in his last three games after having a 12 game hitting streak (Tram should have never given him Wed. off). After spending three games up above the Mendoza line, Inge had dipped back down, but now is back up to a mind boggling .205 after a 3 for 5 performance. 6 different Tigers had multihit games in this one.
Of course the pitching was awful. And after looking at the box scores, I didn’t even realize German was back up (and gave up two walks), and I’m not even sure who Brian Schmack is, but he made his debut and pitched an inning of shutout ball (after walking one and giving up a hit). Maroth only lasted 5, but he avoided losing his 19th game. Fernado Rodney is also back up, and got shelled.
Okay, here’s the news. Looks like Walbeck and Eckenstahler got sent down to AAA, and Steve Sparks got his pink slip.
And here’s some numbers on Schmack. He gets the bump all the way from Erie, and was their closer, posting 29 saves, striking out 47 in 57 innings while walking only 10, and posting a 2.05 ERA.
I thought at first MLB was letting the Tigers have their September call ups a week early.