The Tigers dropped a close one. Tied going into the bottom of the eighth, Fernando Rodney couldn’t get the job done. That’s now three straight sub-par performances since he earned his first career save. Nate Robertson pitched well, keeping them in the game, but again seemed to be inefficient. He only went 6 innings, yet, threw 103 pitches. The Tigers did walk 6 times, including 6 by Pena.
And in the AL Central race, the White Sox took their second straight in the series against the Twins, and now have a 2 game lead, with two games left in this series. The NL Central race is no less exciting, with the Astros and Cubs tied for first, and St. Louis only 2.5 back.
And with that, the Tigers lost their 106th game. Even if they won their remaining 19 games, they’d tie their mark for last year, which was considered pretty disastrous. And sometime this week, they’ll probably match the team record for most losses in a season, which was 109 back in 1996.
Things with my basement are FINALLY winding down, and my football leagues have all started up. By winter, without baseball, I won’t know what to do with myself.