Sometimes, in baseball, nothing really happens the way it’s supposed to. This is a funny little truth in the game. If you didn’t know that, or get frustrated by that, I advise you stop following sports. You’re just going to put a lot of unnecessary stress on yourself, which then becomes very messy and uncomfortable, and that’s probably the last thing you want to deal with every couple of nights.
Such was the case on Tuesday night as the Detroit Tigers visited the Cleveland Indians and Doug Fister faced off against Ubaldo Jimenez, two pitchers who were acquired by their current teams during last year’s trade season.
Fister, facing an all-left handed lineup, managed – more or less – to keep the Tribe at bay most of the night. A one out single by Johnny Damon scored Carlos Santana for the first Tribe run in the second. In the fourth, with what was really the only decent cluster of offense by either team, Jason Kipnis doubled, Michael Brantley pulled off an infield single to Miguel Cabrera, and Santana singled Kipnis home.
After Miguel Cabrera tied the score with his major league leading 10th home run in the seventh inning (or later), Travis Hafner came up with one out in the bottom half of the seventh and promptly tripled! off of Fister. Aaron Cunningham successfully laid down a suicide (safety?) squeeze, and Fister made an incredible attempt, but his toss to Alex Avila bounced off the Tigers’ catcher’s glove and the run scored.
That’s how to game came to end. Uneventful. Boring. Tepid.
This is what happens when you allow Ubaldo Jimenez to throw six shutout innings against you.
I don’t really have much to add, I have quite a few things that need to get done and I assume you do as well, so thanks for stopping by and is this really what I’m writing because that is really absolutely totally pathetic…
The Tigers lost to the Indians for the 6th time out of 7th chances this year. That’s why I’m writing this recap like this. You’ll get more humor and fan fiction at a later date.
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