Game 38: Twins at Tigers

PREGAME: Wow. The Tigers are playing the Twins again. That almost never happens. After this series, out of the Tigers last 19 games, 9 will have been against the Twins.

The Tigers will be facing Kyle Lohse who must feel like every game is against the Tigers. And for Lohse this year, that hasn’t been a good feeling.

Nate Robertson will take the ball for Detroit, looking to replicate his last outing against the Twins in which he allowed no runs on 5 hits in 7 innings.

Dmitri Young will return to the lineup.

Game time 7:05pm

POSTGAME:
With the White Sox loss, your Detroit Tigers are now tied for the best record in all of baseball. I realize that this doesn’t mean nearly as much in May as it does in October, but for Detroit fans this is as good as it gets.

Nate Robertson was quite shaky, but his offense picked him up the very next inning with a 5 spot. Without the game on TV, I don’t have a lot to add. As Eddie and Kyle pointed out, the Tigers got into a Twins bullpen that was already worn down. Now chances are Johan Santana will give them a break tomorrow night, but who knows.

While the Tigers bullpen has had plenty of rest this season, I think Jim Leyland had to go deeper into his pen than he anticipated. At this point it is picking nits, but I was surprised to see Colon only go one inning. Of course, Leyland probably thought that Bobby Seay could pitch an uneventful inning instead of turning it into a closing situation.

5 Comments

  1. Jeff M

    May 16, 2006 at 7:17 pm

    Knocked the starter out in the third inning of the first game. Now it’s time to chew up the bullpen and leave them crippled for the rest of the series. 🙂

  2. Eddie

    May 16, 2006 at 8:57 pm

    The White Sox already left them crippled for us.

  3. Walewander

    May 17, 2006 at 11:33 am

    I saw the game on MLB.tv – Lohse was getting behind on everybody. Colon looked very sharp. I was also surprised Leyland pulled him. Probably just wanted to get Seay some work. When was the last time Jamie Walker pitched?

  4. Jeff M

    May 17, 2006 at 12:17 pm

    When was the last time Jamie Walker pitched?

    May 14th

  5. Steve

    May 17, 2006 at 3:21 pm

    Guys MLB Extra innings, I have had about 95% of the games. Best 150 bucks I ever spent, you get the opposing team announcers, but you do get the game. Another win weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewww

    Steve