Game 88: Tigers at Mariners

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.

5 thoughts on “Game 88: Tigers at Mariners”

  1. kind of looks funny in these old uniforms………Robertson’s definitely not as “portly” as Mickey Lolich used to be…….. 🙂

  2. What are they going to do with the uniforms? Do they go for auction? Ya bummer they did not win. The crumsox just won in 19.

    Great first half, lets see what happens in the second.

    >> Billfer I am coming to the 8/3 game with my eight year old. I will be happy to buy you and anyother bloger dinner that night at the park. Its the least I could do for keeping this site up and running. Can not stay for the 8-4, he has hockey camp in Rochester NY on Sunday morning.


  3. Oy vey. The bats let the Tigers down this afternoon.

    I like that no matter how well the Tigers play, there’s always some hook for Leyland to latch onto to keep the team hungry.

    On Saturday, it was Bonderman giving up a run and being pulled (Bonderman was furious at himself in the dugout, and Leyland arm-around-the-shouldered him after Zumaya struck out Sexson). Today, it was the White Sox winning in 19 innings and nipping at the Tigers’ heels in the AL Central.

    Lastly, Viva Italia!

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