Game 81: Tigers at Pirates

PREGAME: The Tigers look to make it 8 in a row and they have a favorable pitching match-up. Jeremy Bonderman who loved June, will take on Tom Gorzelanny. There isn’t much to know about about Gorzelanny. He’s making only his 2nd start and 3rd appearance.

Game Time 7:05pm

POSTGAME: That was a stinker. Lot’s of guys left on base, lot’s of opportunities with men in scoring position, 3 consecutive errors leading to a 7 run 7th inning…

If you’re looking for positives there were a couple. Jeremy Bonderman looked good again. Also, the bullpen came in and did their job. They kept inducing ground balls, they just weren’t being converted to outs. Also, while the team was awful with men in scoring position, I guess the good news is that they had at one point, 10 at-bats with RISP in the first 5 innings.

An ugly loss certainly isn’t a way to cap the end of the first half of the season. However, I think I’ll choose to focus on the 55-26 record instead.

4 Comments

  1. Dennis

    July 1, 2006 at 8:34 pm

    wow…ugly ugly ugly

    guess these have to happen every once in awhile, too bad the damn cubs couldn’t hold onto a 9th inning lead with 2 outs…

  2. Jeff M

    July 1, 2006 at 8:36 pm

    Wow, all heck’s breaking loose. Well, if the guys are gonna take a night off, I guess it’s better for them all to do it on the same night.

  3. Dennis

    July 1, 2006 at 8:39 pm

    yeah, and i made my post before polanco’s error…add a few more “ugly”s to my previous post

  4. Brian A

    July 2, 2006 at 8:51 am

    like billfer said a few weeks ago after the end of a long winning streak, it’s hard to get really upset when you’ve won 7 straight.

    hopefully Leyland steps in and gets these guys back on track for the second half of the season.