CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 23: Starting pitcher Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on May 23, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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|WP: Vinnie Pestano (2 - 0)
SV: Chris Perez (15)
LP: Phil Coke (1 - 1)
Groundhog Day. The Tigers continue to bewilder. Things change, nothing changes. Different lineup, same results. Some want to change the coaches, the manager. How will that help the Tigers get a run in when the bases are loaded with no outs in the eighth inning? I do not know.
Really, what would you have me do in this space? Rant and rave about how much the team is failing? I find that a bit obvious. You don't need me to say it. I've seen your comments. You're doing a great job on your own. Tell you how the BABIP indicates this or that? Or how the players have track records and at any moment they'll bust out of it? I've written of those topics, but each day feels like another stone added to your chest. Eventually the Tigers are just going to suffocate your hopes. Nothing I write is going to change that at this point.
So let's concentrate on something original anyway. Quintin Berry. Not only did the 27-year-old center fielder make his major-league debut, he had his first hit. Not only did he have his first hit, he had his first extra-base hit. ...
on a bunt.
Well, OK. Haven't seen that before. Maybe the scorekeeper changes it later or something. Who knows. But tonight, it is a double, and it is glorious. Enjoy.
(credit for the GIF goes to Rob. If it doesn't auto play just click it)
Team -- Boo.
Team -- Boo
Team -- Boo
Delmon Young - 2 hits
Miguel Cabrera - 2 hits. Maybe should have walked. Probably shouldn't have grounded out to 2nd.
Brennan Boesch - 2 hits
SOMETHING 42 PLAYER OF THE GAME
Alex Avila hit a home run for the team's only runs. He wins.
Young (15 votes)
Boesch (56 votes)
Cabrera (54 votes)
125 total votes