And with one mighty swing toward the heavens, the Swoosh Buckler himself, Los Tilde Maximus, Magglio Ordoñez, collected his 1000th career RBI, by driving himself in with a “homed run.” His Tildeness’ solo homer prompted The Mig Tilde to swing for a dinger of his own in the very next at bat, enabling the masses to rejoice “back to back” in this O so joyous 10-2 romp of the Texas Rangers.
But of course, the bulk of the run producing came in the back of the lineup. Sir Renterius had a 4-for-4 night, and Ramon, Son of Tiago had a 2-run blast. All of this was at the expense of Vicenta Padilla’s ERA, WHIP, and American Express. “We’re goin’ to Ruth’s Chris! The Rangers are buying! Wear your new cufflinks!”
The Tigers move to 8-13 and give Justin Verlander the run support he needed for his first win, deflating that ERA down to below 6.00. Odd that both Verlander and Greasy Sabathia broke out of funks on the same night? Next thing you’re gonna tell me they have the same menstrual cycle.