In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale divx Two for the Road buy I never mind calling myself out when it’s a good thing. I can be honest (and I have to be because this blog is my paper trail) about how I was somewhat against the Ugueth Urbina for Placido Polanco trade (I thought they should have went after a higher end prospect) and I was dead wrong about 2006. Edwin Jackson is another guy I can add to that list. While Matt Joyce wasn’t high on my list, I thought inserting Edwin Jackson into the rotation after one decent season was a bit risky but it’s paid off. Once again, Jackson got jobbed out of a win himself, but the Tigers walked away with their first win of the series against the Astros.
Jackson gave up three runs on five hits with five strikeouts in seven innings before yielding to the pen. Bobby Seay, who’s pitched very well since after he gave up four runs in one game in mid-May, picked up his first win of the season. Seay isn’t just doing it against lefties this year either because his overall batting average against is .205 and he’s been better against righties (.194) then he has against lefties (.212). Fernando Rodney gave up a single but that’s it as he picked up his 17th save of the season.
Curtis Granderson and Brandon Inge continue to jockey for the team lead in home runs and they both belted their 18th of the season. Inge’s blast in the top of the ninth was particularly impressive because his two run shot turned a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 lead. Granderson had three hits and Inge had two and the rest of the team had just a double and a single.
The Tigers don’t get much rest because they jump on a plane to take on the Athletics tomorrow. The Twins won so the four game lead stands but something should happen this holiday weekened because the Tigers stop in Minneapolis to take on the Twins for three games over the weekend. Immediately thought, it’ll be Rick Porcello going for win number nine and Brett Anderson will throw for the A’s.