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Tigers Blow Big Lead On National Scene

Things started out well for the Tigers yesterday.  A five run first inning was capped off by a bases loaded clearing double by Carlos Guillen that gave Zach Miner a nice lead to work.  Unfortunately, it was very short lived because Miner gave up five in the top of the second.  I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall in the dugout during that inning to hear what the hitters had to say about Miner collapsing after given a five run lead.

With two bad starts, it wouldn’t surprise me if you start hearing about the fans wanting to replace Miner in the rotation.  Wil Ledezma would be the likely choice but he was hardly stellar yesterday.  And I doubt if they’ll call up Humberto Sanchez, because I think they want to keep him down in the minors until after the trade deadline.  His value might be higher now then it’ll ever be and a couple of poor outings at the big league level could drop his trade value.

Dmitri Young singled but it wasn’t really of much consequence.  Placido Polanco had four hits.  Today’s game is the rubber game, both for this series and the season series.  The Tigers have split the season series with the A’s 3-3.  It’ll be Estaban Loaiza vs. Nate Robertson.

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