Alright, they haven’t lost yet, but I want to get to bed so I’m writing this up as the Tigers bat in the ninth. This is a pretty short story though. It began and ended with Chris Carpenter. The Tigers managed only two hits off of him and he needed only 82 pitches to get through eight innings.
A lot of people dislike Tim McCarver as an announcer. Prior to tonight, I didn’t mind him too much. I wouldn’t say I’d put him in my top ten, but I thought he did a good enough job. That was until he decided to make the point, about a dozen times, that Joel Zumaya shouldn’t have thrown to third base when he fielded a comebacker with runners on first and second in the seventh inning. The two runs that scored opened the game up but didn’t turn out as neccesary. Regardless, we understood that he should have went to second base the first time. And if we didn’t, we certainly got it the tenth time.
Tomorrow it’ll be Jeremy Bonderman against Jeff Suppan. This is obviously a big game for the Tigers so hopefully Jeremy throws a solid game for us. If not, we could be in trouble.
One-Two-Three in the ninth. Tigers lose. Sigh. Good night.