The Tigers go for fatality tonight to the tune of MK’s “Finish Him.” Ubaldo Jimenez was good yesterday, but just not good enough. Doug Fister posted a career high 13 Ks leading to an 80 Game Score (matching a career best) as he dominated the Indians. The Tigers, whom generally received a yawn from the pundits shortly after the trade deadline, are now regarded as the trade deadline winner. I think it’s safe to say that Fister, Betemit and Young were all wins.
Rick Porcello auditions for the final spot in the playoff rotation tonight (assuming we get there). His last one didn’t go so well.
A few notes:
- MLB.com’s contest insurance company is sweating this one out…some guy may beat the streak.
- Danny Worth called up today. Look for him to make an appearance in a key situation that he’s not prepared or qualified for.
Jackson is tonight’s pre-game player of the game, as I don’t want to believe that regular AJax is back just yet. He’s 4-14 lifetime off of Carmona.
Tonight’s Series Clinching Lineup
1. Jackson, CF
2. Dirks, RF
3. Young, LF
4. Cabrera, 1B
5. Martinez, DH
6. Avila, C
7. Peralta, SS
8. Kelly, 3B
9. Santiago, 2B