PREGAME: The All Star break is here. I can’t believe how fast this season is going, and yet I’m ready for a break. Meanwhile the Tigers and
Mariners Pilots are turning back the clock to 1969. The Mariners will be sporting Seattle Pilots garb from the Pilots only year of existence. The Tigers will be wearing throwbacks as well from that same season. The Tigers road grays from the era featured a block Detroit in blue lettering.
As for the game it will be Nate Robertson against Gil Meche.
With a win today, the Tigers will keep pace with both the 1911 and 1984 Tiger teams through the 88 game mark. A loss would tie them with last year’s White Sox.
POSTGAME I dug the throwback uniforms, but not so much the result. Nate Robertson pitched a heck of a game, and really it should have been an unearned run in the 7th because it should have been an error on Brandon Inge. But then again the Mariners should have scored in the 8th inning if Adrian Beltre would have taken 3rd when Magglio Ordonez kicked the ball aroundin the corner. As it was, Alexis Gomez was able to make a fine play gunning Beltre at the plate.
And just when I declare Shelton back on track, he fans 3 times. Baseball is a humbling sport, and blogging about baseball is humbling as well.