Rays lead the series 2-0
|Mon 07/26|| WP: Matt Garza (11 - 5) |
LP: Max Scherzer (7 - 8)
|0 - 5 loss|
|Tue 07/27|| WP: James Shields (9 - 9) |
SV: Rafael Soriano
LP: Justin Verlander (12 - 6)
|2 - 3 loss|
|Thu 07/29||12:10 PM EDT|
#49 / Pitcher / Detroit Tigers
Jun 06, 1981
|2010 - Eddie Bonine||4-0||31||0||0||0||0||0||46.1||42||14||14||5||16||21||2.72||1.25|
#34 / Pitcher / Tampa Bay Rays
Feb 28, 1983
|2010 - Jeff Niemann||8-3||20||20||1||1||0||0||128.1||105||43||42||16||40||94||2.95||1.13|
Eddie's getting his first spot start of the season. In the past he's stepped up and has been decent in that role, so let's hope he keeps it up. He won't have any other pitcher's runners to let score, so there's a plus for you.
Tigers lineup: Rhymes 4, Damon 7, Larish dh, Cabrera 3, Boesch 9, Raburn 8, Sizemore 5, Avila 2, Worth 6.
Note from Al: Uh,,,the Tigers' lineup leaves something to be desired. I'll leave it at that...
In case you missed it, Jim Leyland has been suspended for tonight's game. You know, for accidentally getting sunflower seeds on an umpire after a blown a call at 2nd base.
If you'd like to express your displeasure to MLB, here's their contact info:
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball
Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Commissioner
245 Park Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10167
Phone: (212) 931-7800
So to top it all off, everyone's favorite hitting coach, Lloyd McLendon, is running the team tonight. It may be worth it though, if we get to see Lloyd literally steal a base...
June 26, 2001: Pirates' manager Lloyd McClendon lost his mind, but gained a base...