|Final - 6.18.2010||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|WP: Phil Coke (5 - 0)
SV: Jose Valverde (15)
LP: Chad Qualls (1 - 4)
Good news, bad news. The good news is, Big Al should be back from the disabled list tomorrow. Bad news, that means you don't get an MS Paint recap! But the good news is really the important thing, so be ready to welcome him back.
Who'd have thunk that former Tiger Dontrelle Willis would stay in the game longer than current Tiger Armando Galarraga? Of course Willis gave up five runs, five hits and four walks in five innings, so it wasn't like it was a quality start. But it was definitely longer than the "over/under" lines a lot of people were tweeting or commenting before the game.
In the postgame comments, Galarraga thought it was too hot. And he's Venezuelan. So that's saying something. That it was hot. He allowed four runs in four innings and was just not very effective.
Fortunately the Tigers' offense was. Brennan Boesch
doubled walked in the eighth inning, and Brandon Inge tripled to get the eventual game-winning run in. Alex Avila added a single to score Inge for the seventh run.
And lucky 777 we are. Detroit has now won seven consecutive games, and nine at home.
I guess I need to figure out how to draw a Tiger feasting on interleague play.
Of course I have to note Magglio Ordonez hit a home run, too.
The other notable event: Miguel Cabrera left the game with dizziness. Hopefully it was a case of being too hot, too. Updates to this story will be posted if the reporters get additional information out.
But to leave you on a high-note: The Tigers are now just 1/2 game behind the Twins in the AL Central standings. The Tigers are also a season-high eight games over .500.
Not bad at all!
Update (via detroitchik):
Dave Hogg reports on Twitter:
Cabrera update: The groundball that went through his legs in the second "hit him in an uncomfortable area", according to Leyland.