The Tigers won a game at the Metrodome, a pretty rare event the last few years, and they almost let it slip away. The Tigers got off to a great start, giving Nate Cornejo a 9-0 lead, and then a 11-3, but he couldn’t pitch through the fifth to get the win. In another rough day, Nate threw 80 pitches, only 43 of which were for strikes. Eight hits and three walks in 4 1/3 aren’t great lines either.
But the bats got it done. Five different Tigers had multihit games, including Brandon Inge’s emergence as…. well, as a hitter, continuing his seven game hitting streak. He’s now boosted his average to .333. I-Rod went four for five. And all nine Tiger starters scored a run in this one. In all, they’d get fifteen hits off of four different pitchers.
Mike Maroth throws this afternoon for the Tigers, and he’s been, with Nate Robertson, one of the two consistent starters they’ve had. Hopefully they can keep things rolling.
And to draw some comparisons to last year, the Tigers have scored 92 runs so far this through 15 games. They didn’t score that many runs until their game on May 7. Their nine wins put them at their win total on May 14th, last year. You have to be happy with that kind of improvement.