Long time readers of this site remember a feature called the Inning Report. Reader Sam Hoff would break down the season into 18 game segments or “innings.” Why 18 game? Because there are 9 18 game segments in a season. Tuesday’s game against the Royals completed the eigth inning. Sam is still putting these together, but he’s posting them on his site this season. So click through to read The 8th Inning is Over with games through Tuesday.
Despite the recent suckitude the Tigers still managed to post a winning record over the 18 game stretch. And for the 4th inning in a row they were outscored. The 92 runs surrendered was the most allowed over any inning and the 5.28 ERA posted by the bullpen was the worst mark since the second inning.
Offensively the team did okay posting a .355 OBP which was their highest inning all season and the first one over .340 since the 2nd inning. The 85 runs was tied for the 3rd highest total.