Game 148: Orioles at Tigers

PREGAME: First off, here’s hoping that the Tigers break that trend of winning the series opener and then losing all the rest.

Tonight the Tigers will send out Nate “will somebody chew some gum when I’m pitching so I can get some freakin runs” Robertson. He’ll be opposed by Kris Benson, husband of Anna Benson.

Game Time 7:05pm

And in other news, the Mud Hens will play game 5 of the Governors Cup Championship. That game is at 7pm and can be followed via

The Tigers won tonight making for their first winning streak of any length since taking the first 2 of a 4 game set against the White Sox. It also makes for their first series win since the Tigers took 2 of 3 in Fenway.

Nate Robertson apparently tired of losing due to a lack of run support through 8 shut out innings backed by some strong defense.

And the Rod Allen moment of the night had to be when Pudge Rodriguez took a foul tip (emphasis on tip). Rod used the injury delay to extoll the virtues of wearing a cup. It was the most amusing and uncomfortable public service announcement ever.

And a short juant down I-75 saw the Mud Hens win their second consecutive International League Championship in a 10-1 rout of Rochester. Similar to their win the night before, the did it on the strength of 4 homers (David Espinosa, Dustin Mohr, Mike Hessman, Josh Phelps). The Hens will now take on the PCL winner Tuscon on Tuesday in the inaugural Bricktown Showdown. The game can be seen on ESPN 2.