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Tigers Lose to Indians In Thirteen

Yesterday afternoon’s trade deadline chat was definitely fun.  What wasn’t fun was having the White Sox sneak in and get Jake Peavy.  With the spotlight on Roy Halladay, I don’t remember Peavy’s name coming up once either during the discussion or on the MLB Network’s show.  The good news is that for Tigers fans, Peavy probably won’t be ready until the end of the month so his impact on the current race could be minimal.  I liked the Tigers move and wasn’t too bummed they didn’t pick up a bat (yet).  I say yet because my bet is they still have one more move up their sleeve once the waiver wire mess clears up.

The bad news is, the Tigers lost a tough one last night.  Carlos Guillen belted a two run blast in the top of the ninth to send the game into extra frames but Casey Fien gave up a run in the bottom of the thirteenth in a 6-5 loss.  Edwin Jackson struggled in his start and he lasted just four and in all, the Tigers used eight pitchers.  Fernando Rodney pitched two shutout innings and Brandon Lyon pitched three before Fien took the loss in the thirteenth.  The hope is Porcello pitches deep into tonight’s game because they’re going to be an arm or two short.

Placido Polanco had three singles and he scored a run.  Magglio Ordonez went one for three and he doubled.  There was some focus on Ordonez in the chat and whether we should sit him so his contract doesn’t vest.  I have mixed feelings because 1) he’s done so much for us the past couple of years and 2)  we don’t want to establish a reputation of not following through on these kind of things.  Who’s to say we don’t go after someone next year with a similar deal and he looks at what we did to Maggs.  The obvious hope is that Ordonez catches fire and forces their hand.  Then again, Clete Thomas got the start and he went two for three with a pair of RBIs.

The White Sox won and the Twins lost so they switch places and the Tigers lead is now a game and half (two in the loss column).  Rick Porcello gets the start tonight and he’ll face Jeremy Sowers.  Porcello has given up at least five in his last four starts so hopefully he can reverse that trend.

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