This was probably the most important Tiger game in over twenty years and I missed it because I had to be at work. Oh well, I’d rather they win without me watching then the alternative.
I really thought that when Curtis Granderson was stranded at third in the seventh, it would come back to haunt us. Both he and Marcus Thames had really good games and they led the way on offense.
Wow, that was great relief pitching. I’m sure everyone got nervous when Hidecki Matsui singled off of Todd Jones in the ninth but between Jones, Jamie Walker and Joel Zumaya, we got about as good of reliefing pitching at you can ask. Justin Verlander wasn’t chopped liver either. He did get into some jams and he did give up the three run shot to Johnny Damon, but he held up, gave the Tigers five plus solid innings and didn’t lose it for us.
Tomorrow will have an ailing Randy Johnson going up against Kenny Rogers. Big, big swing game. It’s an 8 pm start so I’ll get to watch this one.