Tigerblog was highlighted in a Detroit News article today about Detroit area blogs. It’s a great read if you’re a local.
Nate Robertson saw his ERA go up by 0.76 points today when he took it on the nose in the series finale against the White Sox. The good news is, he stayed out there for almost seven innings so the Tigers’ pen is nice and rested for the Indians this weekend. It’s not too often you see a starter take ten runs in the box score.
As far as the Sean Casey baserunning thing, I say big deal. Casey hustles, we were down by seven runs and while I know he’s a professional, people make mistakes. I think he’ll be taking it out on himself far worse then what anyone else could do and if anything, we might see a very motivated Sean Casey out there this weekend. I thought it was wrong for the fans to boo him in his next at bat, although I guess they have every right too. Just didn’t make sense to me.
Curtis Granderson showed some signs of breaking out of his slump when he went two for four today. Heading into the game, he was zero for his last 21 and two for his last 34. His last homerun was still July 29th though.
Neifi Perez grounded out to end the game with the bases loaded. I know it wouldn’t have even cut the lead in half if he did something, but get used to that kind of hitting. I’m not sure what his single was like yesterday, but his first as a Tiger on Tuesday was a weak little flair to the opposite field. He still hasn’t a drawn a walk in 16 plate appearances.
The Tigers play three at Cleveland this weekend. This is the last time we play Cleveland this year and tomorrow’s game will have Jeremy Bonderman going up against Jeremy Sowers. Sowers has been pretty effective in his rookie campaign and this will be the first time we face the lefty.