Game 2012.100: Tigers at Blue Jays
53-46, 2nd place, .5 games back.
Well, the 7th inning of last night was a swift kick somewhere painful. Once the Tigers went up 3-1 and we got to the 7th, I think that most of us felt safe that the win was in the bag. Then Verlander had a very un-Verlander like inning, where he gave up back to back HRs (on two pitches), and four straight singles to give Cle a 5-3 lead. That was only the 4th time in Verlander’s last 52 starts that he has given up 5 or more ER.
Despite 2 bad starts sandwiched in-between 3 fantastic ones, the Tigers look for their 6th straight win in a Porcello start. Ricky P has dominated the East this year, posting a 1.35 ERA over 20 innings in 3 starts.
I know we’ve been talking a lot about the OF situation, but even with Dirks coming to crowd Leyland’s options, the Tigers are still searching for a RH bat, as Morosi tweeted today that they are looking into Mets OFer Scott Hairston. Could Raburn be headed out of town? Dirks begins his rehab in Toledo on Sunday.
1. Jackson, CF
2. Berry, LF
3. Cabrera, 3B
4. Fielder, 1B
5. Young, DH
6. Boesch, RF
7. Peralta, SS
8. Avila, C
9. Infante, 2B