Alright, a three run third inning capped off by an Albert Pujols homerun has put the Tigers down 4-1. The Tigers didn’t answer in the bottom of the third and Scott Rolen, who took Verlander yard earlier in the game is leading off the fourth inning.
Anthony Reyes just put the Tigers down in the fifth inning. Still 4-1. Verlander has looked pretty good since that third inning and now has struck out eight through four innings. It looks like they’re going to get this one in before the rain starts. They might not be so lucky tomorrow.
Three more runs in the sixth inning for the Cardinals and this one is now ugly. The Tigers are hacking away and popped up twice in the bottom of the sixth. Nine more outs and I don’t like the Tiger’s chances.
Ugly, ugly, ugly. Anthony Reyes at one point put down seventeen straight Tigers and two big innings by the Cardinals were the difference. Craig Monroe did give the Tigers a run on a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth but it didn’t matter much. It’s just hard to believe that this is the first time the Tigers have lost in two and a half weeks.
Tomorrow it’ll be the return of Jeff Weaver to Comerica Park as he’ll go against Kenny Rogers. This will obviously be a pretty big game for the Tigers.