Tonight’s masterpiece was truly a game for the ages as Anibal Sanchez went up against the Twins’ stud, Samuel Deduno. The two matched each other pitch for pitch in a riveting pitchers’ duel until—ah, forget it. Tonight’s game was a literal dumpster fire. I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that getting a root canal would be more fun than watching tonight’s game.
The pitchers forgot how to get outs and the hitters stayed behind in Texas, seems like. It was a completely miserable game all around, and that is the recap. If I talk anymore about this game, my brain will explode and I’ll get brain-y bits on my computer screen and I just had this thing repaired. So, onward we march.
Anibal Sanchez wasn’t very good. But if anyone says Jarrod Washburn 2.0 to me, I will flip.
Coke and Benoit both made appearances. Meh.
Below made an appearance, struggled, and then got optioned to Toledo for Luke Putkonen after the game.
Brennan Boesch looks lost. I’d leave a trail of breadcrumbs for him to find his way back but he’d probably eat them or something, and we’d never see him again. On second thought . . .
Delmon Young wasn’t completely, absolutely horrible tonight. But he wasn’t very good either. At one point he had seen only three pitches through three at bats or something. Against a guy with a 6.8 BB/9. Yeah. Sure, he got a hit but his previous at bats were pathetic.
Jim Leyland needs to unleash another “horses**t” rant on the team. That’ll get ‘em going!
For those of you complaining about Quintin Berry’s lack of playing time, he’s hitting .232/.292/.305 in the second half (h/t the legendary Cameron Scott).
I think Jhonny Peralta was honestly the only Tiger hitter with a positive WPA. Okay, I lied, Infante provided .051 WPA and Boesch provided .028 WPA to the Tigers’ cause. CATCH THE FEVER!
Tomorrow will be better. OR ELSE.