This probably won’t interest most of you, but my nightly schedule usually keeps me from watching at least the first half of Tiger home games. My son doesn’t go to bed until around 9 pm, so by the time I get settled in and turn the game, it’s usually pretty much decided. I was able to catch bits of this one while he was playing and of course just about every time I had the game on, the Tigers were leading.
In fact, the White Sox never had the lead in this one until the ninth inning. The Tigers would score, the White Sox would answer. Then Carlos Guillen belted a solo homer in the seventh inning and all looked well. The eight inning went by without incident and Todd Jones looked like he was set to cruise through the ninth when he got the first two batters out. Then disaster struck. Carlos Quentin put one through the left side of the infield and then Jermaine Dye took Jones deep to turn a Tigers one run lead into a one run deficit.
It’s too bad because the Twins lost as well. Now the Tigers will six 6 1/2 back, and more importantly, they’ll be seven back in the loss column. If they lose either of the next two games, it could determine whether the Tigers decide to be buyers or sellers heading into the trading deadline.