The Tigers left a lot of runners on base, and here’s where not seeing the game makes it hard for me to determine anything. On three separate instances they had a runner at third with one out and that run didn’t score. On two of those occasions, the batter grounded out to an infielder. I would think that in and of itself should be enough to score the run (in a small ball kind of way), and yet, it wasn’t. Now, apparently one run didn’t score because Brennan Boesch made a rookie mistake of staying at third base, thinking that Paul Konerko was going to throw home when in fact he would’ve scored easily and Konerko was just trying to get the out at first. But in the other situation, it was Brandon Inge at third and Laird grounded out to short, and I’m not sure why Inge didn’t score on that play (Speaking of Laird, he was apparently robbed of an RBI hit in his next at-bat). Miguel Cabrera in particular stranded a lot of runners, but I’m not sure if he’s in a slump, or perhaps he just hit the ball right at someone. However, some remarks from a couple bloggers have indicated that Cabrera will forever be cursed with the notion that if he fails to deliver against the White Sox, there will be whispers that he was out partying with them the night before. Maybe that’s fair, maybe it isn’t. But I don’t think it’s true in this instance.
The Tigers embark on their second (and final) road trip of the year starting tonight (and with a 6 AM wakeup time, it’ll be not much sleep for me). Tonight’s game will feature somewhat of an intriguing pitching matchup. You have a guy who pitched a perfect game going against a guy whom I want to pitch a perfect game someday (Just…maybe not tonight. If Justin’s going to pitch a perfect game, he probably will only do it once so therefore I’d rather he do it at