What a game last night at Ford Field Comerica. Things were not looking too good early on, as The Gambler was getting hit early and often. The Rangers jumped out to an early 5-0 lead as we headed into the home half of the 2nd…and that’s when things got interesting. BInge knocked in a run, then Bizarro Ramon Santiago contiuned his hot streak with a 2 run hit, followed by another 2 run hit from Carlos Guillen. Then, in the 3rd, it started to get weird – Bizarro Jacque Jones hit a homer to give the Tigers a 6-5 lead, giving him the elusive 2-day Cycle. Well played Jacque. The Rangers tied it back in the fourth, the The Big TIlde knocked in a run to bring it to 7-6 Tigers and things were peaceful again until the sixth. You see, in the sixth inning, things escalated rather quickly…
ELEVEN RUN SIXTH INNING:
|6th||C Guillen doubled to right, R Santiago and C Granderson scored.||6||9|
|6th||M Cabrera homered to right, C Guillen and M Ordonez scored.||6||12|
|6th||R Santiago hit by pitch, J Jones scored, E Renteria to third, B Inge to second.||6||13|
|6th||C Granderson singled to right, E Renteria and B Inge scored, R Santiago to second.||6||15|
|6th||I Rodriguez doubled to right, R Santiago scored, C Granderson to third.||6||16|
|6th||C Guillen hit sacrifice fly to left, C Granderson scored.||6||17|
|6th||M Ordonez singled to center, I Rodriguez scored.||6||18|
Yep. That pretty much sums it up. Looks like Matt Nokes might have scored somewhere in there. I think Warren Morris went yard.
And so, the Tigers bat spoke loudly for a second straight night in the D. And good times were had by all.
Oh, that Granderson fellow was back in uniform as well. Something like 2 of 4, 2 RBI, 3 Runs Scored. He might be good. Alas, Clete has been sent down I-75 to Toledo for safekeeping while the Son of Grander does his thing.
Carlos Guillen gets the WINNAR award for the night, going 3 for 4 with 5 RBI. But really, last night, we were all winners. Especially Clay Rapada, who picked up the win. Bonderman vs Jennings this afternoon at 1:05p as the Tigers go for the sweep.
The Tigers are now 9-13 and are 7-3 in their last ten games. The Rangers fell to 7-15.