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Tigers Come From Behind to Beat Indians

What a game.  The Tigers were down 5-0 and they came back to win it in 7-6.  Craig Monroe continued his excellent second half with a two run homerun that gave the Tigers the lead.

Jeremy Bonderman struggled, although he’s had some problems against the Indians in the past.  It was a great lineup that he faced, but he spotted them three runs in the first inning.

Also give some props to Roman Colon and Todd Jones. Colon did give up a run after the loading the bases up, but he got out of the jam.  Jones gave up a a two out single to Victor Martinez to make things interesting, but he got out of the jam and picked up save number 30.

Today is Paul Byrd and Kenny Rogers.  While I think Rogers’ rotation spot is very safe, a lot of people are calling for him to go to the pen while he’s struggling.  I’m hoping he’ll bounce back here (as long as whoever is playing first base makes their plays) and put those in doubt to rest.

And of course, Rogers is crapping on the mound again. You could set your watch to it at this point. When are the Tigers going to do something about this? It has been painfully clear that Rogers has nothing, and I mean NOTHING, out there every 5th day, but of couse just as much nothing has been done. Oh yeah, that’s right, you’re not allowed to tell a veteran what to do or demote him in any way.

I can understand letting Rogers try to work through a few bad starts before trying something else, but given his performances after the All-Star breaks in the least few years, the Tigers should have been ready for this. They obviously weren’t, because if they were Rogers wouldn’t have been run out there to get his ass torn to shreds of, what is it now, 7 out of his last 8 starts? Absolutely ridiculous.

Posted by Dan on August 5th, 2006 at 3:52 pm

I don’t know Dan, three runs on four hits and one walk in six innings is pretty solid. The team’s just not hitting for him.

He’s only at 95 pitches right now, so he’s pitching the top of the seventh. And he’s got Zumaya in the pen so he’s on a short leash.

Posted by Brian on August 5th, 2006 at 4:46 pm

I wrote that after the first inning. What the hell do I know?! Tigers win! Unbelievable!

I am thankful. This team defies the odds again and again, on top of being a damn good club in the first place. Incredible.

Posted by Dan on August 6th, 2006 at 12:19 am

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