Game 73: Tigers at Brewers

PREGAME The Tigers look for a sweep of the Brewers, and the road trip. Nate Robertson, who has been good, will take on Chris Capuano, who is also good. Sorry that’s all I have right now. Off to a meeting.

POSTGAME: Eh, what are you gonna do? It’s hard to get too upset about a loss after 6 straight wins. The Tigers had an unusual lineup to say the least and went up against a pretty good pitcher.

I just feel bad for Nate Robertson who did his part. The first two runs he allowed were the result of errors. He knocked in a run on his own. And his bullpen couldn’t hold the lead.

Oh well. Let’s come home and bring on the Cardinals.

9 Comments

  1. Pete

    June 21, 2006 at 3:36 pm

    Dammit, why didn’t he let Pudge bat for Shelton? How long is this going to go on? Are we going to be giving away games in the playoffs because we don’t want to hurt Shelton’s feelings? You know you’re in a slump when teams are walking OMAR INFANTE to pitch to you…

  2. Jeff M

    June 21, 2006 at 4:03 pm

    What?? A wednesday afternoon game? Billfer, you’ll be my hero if you post the game time from now on. πŸ™‚

    You know you’re in a slump..

    Actually, he’s hitting .285 in his last 6 games, despite being 0 for his last 7. He’s still underperforming, but he’s showing signs of coming around. And we need him to come around… He can’t break the slump by sitting on the bench, so you just have to accept the loses (especially since you can’t blame the whole loss on him) and know that he’ll singlehandedly win some games down the stretch.

    Are we going to be giving away games in the playoffs

    I think we can trust that Leyland will play the “hot hand” when playoff time comes. The season is a marathon. The playoffs are a sprint. I’m sure he knows how to change his strategies accordingly.

  3. Kurt

    June 21, 2006 at 4:59 pm

    I really wasn’t too concerned today. You can’t win em all. Unless you’re the White Sox, apparently. The only problem worth worrying over has been a problem all along, too many strikeouts, and some untimely ones at that. Nothing new there. Capuano is good, but did they have to add 5 Ks against relievers in the 8th and 9th innings?

    But considering St. Louis is coming to town, this seemed a prime time to rest guys to me.

  4. Scott

    June 21, 2006 at 5:48 pm

    well, no team’s perfect; they let one get away today. Z got nicked for that dinger; that’s gonna happen to everyone at some time or another. But we’re still doing fine; winning 2 of 3 in a road series (or any series) is ok. Complaints? Shelton is still “meat” on the high fastball; he’ll be a much better hitter once he learns to lay off the high hard ones. I can’t really blame him on that called 3rd strike in the 8th; the ump’s strike zone today was inconsistent at best – that same pitch was called a ball every other time today. And some pitches off the corners were strikes, some on the corners were balls today. The home plate ump was a bozo. Ok, now home for 3 v the Cards, and 3 v the Astros…once again, 4 out of 6 is cool. Hang tough, Tiges!!…… πŸ™‚

  5. Jerry

    June 21, 2006 at 7:44 pm

    Nate is an unsung hero on this team. he has really come into his own and is developing into a fine #2-3 type starter. If there were playoff games, I would feel good seeing Nate make a start.

  6. Scott

    June 21, 2006 at 7:58 pm

    just saw on ESPN that Pujols is due back Monday – just in time to miss our series. And right now, the Sox are rackin’ the Cards pitching again; they’re gonna win again tonight. We’ll just have to sweep………

  7. Jeff M

    June 21, 2006 at 8:41 pm

    Nate is an unsung hero on this team. he has really come into his own and is developing into a fine #2-3 type starter. If there were playoff games, I would feel good seeing Nate make a start.

    Agreed. If he’s not getting enough praise, it’s our fault. Last year, he was pegged as a 4-5 guy. Now, he’s easily a 2-3 guy. That’s a HUGE improvement for a guy that has been in the leauge for a few years.

  8. Joe V.

    June 22, 2006 at 7:26 am

    Looks like they should pull the trigger on the Zumaya/Smoltz trade. JUST KIDDING! πŸ™‚ Love the kids comments on the game. He said felt bad for Nate, and knew he would get more chances. Mature statements for a young guy.

  9. Greg A

    June 22, 2006 at 8:29 am

    I agree with the Nate Roberston sentiments, he has been awesome this year. It also seems that he is a great clubhouse guy or at least that is how the FSN Detroit guys make him out to be. Big League chew anyone?