It took all of two games for us to introduce you to a concept that we were hoping to avoid. The Brandon Lyon OverWhelming Ninth, henceforth to be known as B.L.O.W.N. – it looks like this:
Thankfully, BInge was there to rescue the Tigers in the top of the ninth against B.J. Ryan.
No questions asked, Edwin Jackson was the balls tonight. 7 1/3 innings pitched and only a pair of hits, the last one of which was a dinger. 4Ks and only 1BB. Dude was dealing. Then Jimmy went and called on the B.L.O.W.N. an inning early. 3-1 quickly begat 4-3 after a 3 run homer from Aaron Hill. After BInge tied it up in the top of the ninth, Leyland decided to go ahead and let the B.L.O.W.N. run its course in full. The bases were quickly loaded after a pair of hits and an intentional walk and Rod Barajas went and won the damn thing on a sac fly.
Of course, Team Venezuela would have been due up at the top of the 10th for the Tigers. Two games down – one asswhipping and one blown save. Ladies and gentlement, your 2009 Detroit Tigers.
One thing bugs me – WHY NOT GIVE RYAN PERRY A CHANCE TO BLOW IT INSTEAD OF LYON?!? We already know Lyon sucks, we don’t know that about Perry yet.
Demoralizing loss considering how great Jackson pitched. Here’s hoping Little Cat and Dreamboat Rick can salvage a split against the Canucks.