What we’ve learned from this series against the Chicago White Sox:
It’s nice to have Omar Infante back. He’s reliable offensively and defensively, going
two for four while making the final out in today’s win.
The double play tandem of Infante and new SS Jose Iglesias is showing what it can do. Watching the defense of Iglesias is something new and enjoyable for Tigers fans, who haven’t really had a gold glover like “The Kid” in a while.
TODAY’S 6-4 WIN
Rick Porcello pitched six, giving up 11 hits, three runs, and one walk. Not bad.
I honestly slept in until it was already 3-3. Miguel Cabrera had hit another home run. Jesus. His three run blast was the difference in the final score.
However, those two runs can easily be attributed to another error by the Snarf Sox, this one with the bases chucked. Austin Jackson should have grounded out to end the inning with a 4-3 score, but the throw got away from the first basemen, and two more runs scored.
Jim Leyland must have a crush on Al-Al. Seeing him enter made me lose it today. In trots Al in the most pivotal point in the game yet, two outs, two on in the 7th. He actually threw two strikes and got a deep fly ball. Nonetheless, WTF? We have seen enough. Right? Right??
It was Jose Veras who gave up the other run, walking two hitters in the 8th and then giving up a single. Joaquin Benoit came in and literally saved the day. He got Adam Dunn AND Avisail Garcia to strike out swinging, ending our pain.
Then, in the bottom of the ninth, Benny found himself in another jam after he let two runners on base move to second and third on a ground out.
He struck out the next hitter, preventing even a sacrifice fly. He earned the final out on a ground out to Infante for the 6-4 win.
It’s back to Detroit for a week with our women, beds, food, and ballpark – for five in four days against Kansas City and three vs. the Twins.