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Tigers Come From Behind to Split Doubleheader With Yankees

It’s interesting how much one inning and one homerun can make such a difference in people’s perception.  If Craig Monroe strikes out in the ninth and the Tigers lose, then you’d get the typical “sky is falling” reaction.  Instead you’ll hear a lot of stuff (okay, crap) about how the Tigers are destined to win it in 2006.  I’m in the middle of course.  4 1/2 games is a nice lead, but it could be gone in a hurry.

The Tigers went down 3-2 in game two against the Yankees and Craig Monroe hit a huge two out, three run shot to give the Tigers the win. The Tigers blew a scoring chance in the eighth when Monroe led off with a double and stayed there.  Guess he was annoyed about that so he took matters into his own hands.

Both starters (Ledezma and Robertson) had very good starts and neither walked away with a win. 

Game three against the Yankees is this afternoon.  It’ll be Jeremy Bonderman going up against Randy Johnson.

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Posted by Gorilla Crouch » Tigers say "not dead yet” on August 31st, 2006 at 4:50 am

I have mostly defended Leyland up to this point and have tried to refrain from criticism of him, but it is absolutely killing me to watch Neifi Perez play over Infante. I always try to give a manager the benefit of the doubt thinking he probably has a lot more information than we fans do, but this one just seems to be either complete idiocy or complete stubbornness on Leyland’s part. What does Perez bring to the table that Infante doesn’t? What has Perez shown that he can do that Infante has shown that he can’t do? Because right now I can think of a couple things that Infante can do that Perez has shown, over his career, that he can’t do.

With regards to Marcus Thames I’m convinced that this is just plain stubbornness on Leyland’s part. There has got to be something behind the scenes with this situation that we fans don’t know about. It makes absolutely no sense for this guys to rot on the bench while we watch DY flame out most at bats. I’m gonna scream!

Posted by Jeff on August 31st, 2006 at 7:04 am

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