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Oppositeland? Tigers score first, lose: Texas 8, Detroit 4

Final - 4.25.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit Tigers 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 0
Texas Rangers 2 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 X 8 11 0
WP: Colby Lewis (3 - 0)
LP: Rick Porcello (1 - 2)

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Detroit experienced some sort of opposite-land today.

We finally got a nice start to the game, with Austin Jackson hitting his first MLB home run to lead off the game. The next three Tigers to come to the plate made it safely to a base as well. Before we knew it, the score was 3-0. This, typically, is what the backend of a game looks like. Then as fast as it started, it was gone. Detroit didn't get another hit from the second inning until the ninth, and just one baserunner during that time.


Meanwhile, Rick Porcello started giving it back nearly as soon as Detroit scored it. A hit here. A homer there. Before you knew it, a pleasant 3-0 lead became a tight 3-2 game. A 4-2 game gave way to ... 6-4?


Porcello allowed eight hits and six runs those first two frames. Yet he only walked one and struck out two during that time. He just got BABIP'd into the ground yet again.

As far as Dontrelle Willis allowing two runs in the sixth inning goes, whatever. He just needed to get a bit of work in after missing his start yesterday. I wouldn't even give it a second thought.

One positive worth noting: Fu-Te Ni bounced back from his last appearance by striking out five in two innings.

Hopefully tomorrow things get back to normal, with the Rangers scoring first and the Tigers rallying in the eighth.


From that guy with too many numbers in his name while watching on gameday:

In play, run(s)

Watching game, vomit(s)