77-55, first place, 5.5 up on the Cleveland Indians.
Rain put a merciful end to the debacle of the 6-3 loss to the A’s. It was a forgettable game, but I remember a few things:
A. Prince Fielder’s 2-run, bases-loaded single to tie the game wasn’t just a 2-run, bases-loaded single to tie the game. It was also a fine display of “old style” Prince at the dish, the whole at bat.
B. Justin Verlander did record 15 outs. It just took him a while.
C. Iglesias cost the Tigers an A’s run with a poor relay throw. Little disappointed there.
D. Moss’s 2-run backbreaker was brought to you in part by Omar The Sloppy, taking a page from Callaspo, apparently.
I shall refrain from further comment on Matt Tuiasosopo, in order to avoid a repeat of last night’s hex. At bats weren’t good.
The A’s have been beating the Tigers at their own game, hitting-wise. Give them some credit. Now it’s up to Doug Fister to turn that around, and I think he’s just the guy. Vida Blue was a late scratch for the A’s. Instead, they send out RHP Dan “Cy” Straily, who may cause us to sigh frailly.
This one-game, 6-inning slump from Cabrera is alarming. He needs to get back on track with another one-pitch, multi-run HR in the 1st, I say. I mean, come on, Miguel. Dues to pay. You gotta earn that money, carry your weight. Every day. For our sakes.