Tigers are down 10-4 in the seventh. I’m not optimistic. Gary Knotts got roughed up early, only lasting 3 1/3. Jeremy Bonderman has pitched two innings of solid relief.
Probably the odd part of this game was in the the Tigers third inning, where they scored 4 runs, and did it all on only one hit. Santiago and Sanchez walked. Klassen then hit a grounder to Petite, who summarily threw it into centerfield, scoring Santiago. Higgy hit a single to drive in Sanchez. Monroe walked to load the bases, and then finally Pena reached first on an error by Nick Johnson, on which Klassen and Higgy both scored. To make the inning even more interesting, Pettitte, between all of this stuff, managed to strike out the side.
Yanks just got another one 11-4. So besides that big(?) inning, the Tigers haven’t done much, and look to drop their 107th.
The Twins lead the Sox 2-0 in the 6th in a pretty important game. Sox have the two game lead, so I’m sure Twins fans would like them to come away with this one.
I have four tickets to the Tigers game next Wed. against the Blue Jays, and have yet to find anyone else to go to the game with me. I still have some phone calls to make, but if any locals would be interested in sitting at the park and talking baseball, drop me a line.
And one treat I got this year was being able to sit in some good seats. What was equally frustrating was, despite the park being empty, how the ushers wouldn’t let even kids come down and sit down near the fence. Guess it’s their job, but still.