Game 32: Mariners at Tigers

PREGAME: An interesting blurb on ESPN.com this morning cited that the Tigers, the current owners of an 8 game winning streak, haven’t won 9 games in a row since 1984. To keep the streak alive they are going to rely on Nate Robertson to do battle with Cha Seung Baek.

Game time barring rain delays is 7:05pm

POSTGAME: Eh, what are ya gonna do? This game started out great with the Tigers connecting for runs in each of the first 2 innings on a leadoff homer and triple. Meanwhile Nate Robertson retired the first 7 Mariners with ease. Next thing you know the Tigers get stuck on the 3 hit mark while Seattle connects for 10 hits off of Nate Robertson. A poor showing by Jason Grilli pretty much ensured the Tigers weren’t coming back in this one.

  • When Jose Guillen took Nate Robertson deep to take the lead, it was only the 3rd tater that Nate had allowed this year.
  • It seemed pretty clear that the Tigers as a team had a game plan to jump on first pitch fastballs. It appeared to be a decent strategy generating a number of hard hit balls. Trouble was that only a few of them fell for hits. I don’t think this was the team reverting back to their old ways of being overagressive, I think it was by design.
  • Placido Polanco swung and missed twice last night. You just know something wasn’t right.
  • Inge had 2 hits last night pushing his average to .200. Exciting? No. But at least all the starters are off the interstate.

Mariners 9 Tigers 2

10 Comments

  1. Nate

    May 9, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    Any word on a projected start time?

  2. Jeff M

    May 9, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    I’m thinking tomorrow 7:05

  3. Jeff M

    May 9, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    Rats. I was hoping for a double tomorrow. I don’t want to go down there on a night like tonight.

  4. Jim

    May 9, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    Not going well..

  5. Mark S.

    May 9, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    Ugg, its hard to complain after an 8 game win streak, but these arn’t the tigers we’ve seen all season. These arn’t the tigers that made it to the World Series last year.

  6. JML

    May 9, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    These are the games I HATE. Our boys trot out there and after our usually stellar pitcher suddenly starts to look like a bozo, our hitters decide to make the other team’s mediocre pitcher look like a GENIUS. Cripes…

  7. JML

    May 9, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    Hm, look at all the lovely substitutions… Neifi..Rabello (sp?)… Looks like even the skipper has given up on “Nine Hard Innings” tonight…

  8. Jim

    May 9, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    Resting them for tommorws afternoon game…Hard to be upset after 8 straight wins. But it’s true I hate to see us make these bad pitchers looks good. We fall right back into letting them work us over very quickly.

  9. Kathy

    May 9, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    Hard to watch.

  10. Adam

    May 10, 2007 at 1:23 am

    Um. At least Cleveland lost. And tomorrow…well, it’s Verlander versus HAHAHAHAHAHAHA 15.34 ERA OH MY GOD THAT’S HAHAHAHA JEFF WEAVER HAHAHAHAHA HE USED TO BE ON THE TIGERS AND HAHAHAHAHA HIS PICTURE LOOKS LIKE HE GOT IN A FIGHT WITH HIS RAZOR HAHAHA.

    So we should win.