It would have made a great story. Jeremy Bonderman misses his start and sleeper prospect Virgil Vasquez comes in and makes the best of his chance in his major league debut. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be and Vasquez was knocked around for six innings and he didn’t finish the third inning. Even worse, all three Tiger relievers who came into the game gave up at least three runs each. This game checked in at over 3:30 and unless you were a Twins fan, it wasn’t very exciting. As you can see from the Win Probability gragh, this game was pretty much over by the fourth inning.
Magglio Ordonez hit homerun number seven and his RBI total is now up to 34. That’s good for second in the American League and Ordonez is slowly creeping up to Alex Rodriguez at 39.
Hopefully the pitching comes around because we’ll need it with four games at Fenway Park. Record wise, the Tigers and Red Sox are the two best teams in the American League so this should be a pretty publicized battle. Nate Robertson will take the mound tonight and the Tigers will see Daisuke Matsuzaka for the first time. Wednesday’s game is on ESPN and all four games are evening games. Once I get the press pass, I’ll flip through it and let you know if there’s anything interesting in there. Also, I’m hoping to give you the details on the trivia contest I’m going to start, most likely next week.