Game 58: Tigers at Rangers

PREGAME: The key for Detroit in tonight’s game falls on Justin Verlander’s shoulder. With a depleted bullpen, it would be nice for Justin to at least get through 6 innings, preferably with the lead. To do that he’ll need to be considerably more efficient than he was in his last start in Cleveland. He only walked 3 batters while fanning 6, but struggled with his control and pitched from behind in the count. And quite frankly, if Verlander doesn’t turn in 6 innings, it very well may prove to be the key to tomorrow night’s game as well.

On the other side Kevin Millwood takes the mound for the Rangers. In his first start off the disabled list he was touched for 10 hits, 9 of which were singles, in 5 innings of work.

Game Time 8:35

16 Comments

  1. Dave Wagner

    June 6, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    fyi Robertson’s been sent to the DL; Miller will be called back up to take his spot starting sunday

  2. Adam

    June 6, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    YESSSS

  3. Kathy

    June 6, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    I figured they’d do something like this. Remember when they sent Rodney for an upper body realignment? I love Nate, and sure hope whatever’s wrong can be made right.

  4. Kathy

    June 6, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    Well, there’s a nice $10,000 donation by Sheff.

  5. Kathy

    June 6, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    I don’t think Carlos is healed 100% either. Mario and Rod said Carlos says “he feels fine” but he said the same thing when he was playing in Seattle? and had TB and was dragging himself to the ballpark every day.

  6. Cameron in Singapore

    June 6, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    Nice start…

  7. Will

    June 6, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    Make It 20,000 for Sheff!!

  8. Shawn in Tokyo

    June 6, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    Payback time!

  9. Kathy

    June 6, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    $10,000 for Carlos

  10. Chris Y.

    June 6, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    Royals win!!

  11. Kathy

    June 6, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    Good!!!! Did anyone else notice Pudge has the socks pulled up tonight.

  12. Adam

    June 6, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    OMG NEIFI BATTED 1.000!!!

  13. rock & rye

    June 6, 2007 at 11:54 pm

    I might be wrong, but I think in every one of Justin Verlander’s strikeouts, the third strike was a curveball.

  14. Kathy

    June 7, 2007 at 12:04 am

    Adam, he made a great play for Jonsey. Flashed that leather tonight!!

  15. Kathy

    June 7, 2007 at 12:06 am

    And, did you catch the last comment from the newscast guys after the game? Zach Miner is on the DL.

  16. Ryan

    June 7, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Seriously, is Sheff the Hulk? A day or two of media ripping on him, and he hits baseballs far. Throw at him, and he hits baseballs far. Baseballs don’t like him when he’s mad. We need to organize playoff volunteers to interview him about Bonds/’roids or key his car. Who’s takin’ one for the team?