The good news is, the Tigers scored a season high five runs. The bad news is, that’s how many A.J. Pierzynski drove in just by himself as Tigers pitching laid an egg. Nate Robertson was knocked around for five runs and ten hits in ten innings and Jason Grilli takes the loss with a three run seventh inning. Denny Bautista and Todd Jones did their job in the eighth and ninth but no dice for a comeback by the hitters.
Clete Thomas has played three games in his career and he has a three game hitting streak. Today he hit an impressive three for four with a stolen base, an RBI and a run. Ivan Rodriguez also had his best game of the season with two doubles, a single, two runs and two RBIs. Miguel Cabera was back in the lineup at DH and both he and Carlos Guillen walked three times.
Dontrelle Willis makes his Tiger debut tomorrow on the national stage in Fox’s game of the week at 4 pm. Gavin Floyd gets the start for the White Sox. Willis had a tough spring but the way things are going, he’ll be the guy to bust us out of this slump.
And there’s more from Andrew Hess. He touches on the White Caps blowout win in their opener in South Bend.