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.