We’re just in our second week and the offense that many thought might score 1,000 runs has fallen flat and not put up a run in a game for the third time this season. I know it’s easy to get pessimistic these days but it’s not just that the Tigers have lost, it’s how. No American League team has scored fewer runs then Tigers this year and while we’re still dealing with a small sample size, the Tigers are just digging a hole that’s going to be tougher and tougher to get out of.
The Tigers got just two hits in this one and the first didn’t come until the eighth inning. Like Brian Bannister, the Tigers made a mediocre pitcher in Gavin Floyd look like a Cy Young contender. Even worse, their best hitter this year, Carlos Guillen, was pulled from the lineup because he strained his hamstring and for now he’s listed as day to day.
Dontrelle Willis hit the disabled list and in his place, Armando Galarraga will throw. The right hander was a perfect two for two down in Toledo and he’ll get his first taste of major league hitting here soon.
The rubber game is tomorrow afternoon. Kenny Rogers goes for his first win while Javier Vazqeuz throws for the White Sox. It’d sure be nice to walk away with a series.