Saturday, September 18, 2010

Luck of the Irish

Photo: AP

This is going to be a REALLY short post because I have to be at work soon. Max Scherzer was very, very good last night. The only mistakes he made were the home runs to Manny Ramirez and Brent Morel. For the longest time, it looked as though not only would he be the tough-luck loser, but that the Tigers were going to get no-hit in the process. Once they finally got on the board in the hit column, though, the floodgates opened. They took advantage of Edwin Jackson’s leg cramps to ambush him and tag him for four runs and the loss. Alex Avila dealt the big blow with the tie-breaking double, which Austin Jackson followed up with a two-run homer. If there was anything bad about the offense last night, it was that Miguel Cabrera struck out four times, only the second time he’s done that in his entire career (the first being during his rookie season in 2003).

Today, the Tigers are on big Fox for the afternoon game. Justin Verlander is coming off a win against the Orioles, and he pitched well against the White Sox last time he saw them. Freddy Garcia was supposed to start for the White Sox, but he’s been bothered by back problems so Lucas Harrell will start instead. The Royals tagged him for six earned runs in a game the White Sox eventually won. The Tigers scored four unearned runs off him back at Comerica Park. I’ll be at work today, so I’ll probably miss the bulk of this game.

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