How Was The Game? (October 3, 2014)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

A bigger meltdown.

Orioles 7, Tigers 6

The Tigers offense did what they had to do to even this series, responding to a two run homer allowed by Justin Verlander (1 GS, 5 IP, 5.40 ERA, 4.73 FIP) in the 3rd with a five run attack of their own in the 4th. Hunter, Cabrera, and Martinez reached and then JD and Nick homered to turn the tables very quickly. Verlander got them through two more innings and then we got six glorious outs from Anibal Sanchez before the Tigers added an insurance run (and cost themselves one with bad base running) and headed to the Joba-Nathan innings. Joba struggled, hitting a batter and allowing two hits, so Soria came in and piled it on, culminating in a Delmon Young bases clearing double that put the Tigers behind. They couldn’t rally and will be on the ropes Sunday with hired gun David Price (First Start of Postseason) on the hill.

The Moment: The Tigers jump all over the Orioles with 5 in the 4th.


2 responses

  1. My usually charming better-half swore up a storm when Ausmus pulled Anibal out. She’s still swearing.

    How can a bullpen be so bad? Haven’t they reached the point now where they have to practice in order to be that bad? Makes one pine for the days of Rodney. At least he was entertainingly wild.

    1. Stephen Pershing | Reply

      I can’t figure this out.

      Rodney leaves and he almost wins the Cy Young.
      Miller leaves and he’s awesome.

      Joe Nathan was awesome, and is terrible now that he’s a Tiger.
      Soria was awesome, and he is terrible now that he’s a Tiger.
      Veras was pretty darn good, and he was mediocre at best as a Tiger.

      I think someone put a hex on the Tigers bullpen. Possibly voodoo or santeria. That’s my theory until someone comes up with a better one.

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