Ian Kinsler continued to be hot, and hit a 2-out, 9th inning home run to save the Tigers from being shut out in back-to-back games. Randy Wolf really did quite a decent job, only giving up 3 earned runs in 7 innings. They could hardly have expected more. Wolf said he used his experience to keep the Tigers in the game.
Scratch one tool off the list of things Ty Collns brings to the game: two nights in a row he has made absolutely awful throws home. Makes me miss that Cespedes guy; that and that 5-for-5, 3 HR, 7 RBI night he put up while the Tigers were in the process of being shut out.
Collins was swinging a hot bat, but moving up to 2nd in the lineup seemed to cure that (8 at bats, .000 OPS in the 2nd spot), so Brad gives up and moves him down to 9th.
More bad pitching news: as StorminNorman posted, Shane Greene has an artery problem and has been shut down for the year.
Today’s Boyd in the Hood Lineup:
- Rajai Davis, CF
- Ian Kinsler, 2B
- Miguel Cabrera, DH
- Victor Martinez, 1B
- Julio Martinez, RF
- Nick Castellanos, 3B
- James McCann, C
- Jose Iglesias, SS
- Ty Collins, LF
Note: Victor swaps with Miggy at 1st