(Courtesy of Fangraphs)
Earned His Tiger Stripes: Grandy 2-3, HR (8), 3 RBI (26), 2 R, 2 BB, .235 WPA
Boooooo: Mesa 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, HR, -.191 WPA
Tonight I had MLB.tv on in the background as I finished up a brief project for one of my Summer classes, so luckily I wasn't glued to the screen as Mesa and Jones worked on trying to give up that nice lead late in the game. I was not surprised one bit by the events that took place, though -- on both accounts. That ninth inning was something we've gotten used to out of Jonesy. And, unfortunately, none of us have any faith in Mesa right now, and for good reason.
Beautiful game tonight for this offense, who didn't get on track last night against Angels' pitching until the ninth inning. Magglio continues to amaze me, and Grandy continues to plant himself as "My Tiger" after his performance on the evening. And for some reason I thought Guillen had more homers on the season than three coming into tonight.
Up Next: Tomorrow afternoon vs. Angels, 1:05 pm EST