|2010 - Rick Porcello||9-11||25||25||0||0||0||0||148.1||172||93||86||16||37||75||5.22||1.41|
|2010 - Brian Duensing||10-2||51||11||1||1||0||0||119.0||108||33||29||8||27||72||2.19||1.13|
Tigers lineup: Jackson 8, Wells 9, Raburn 7, Cabrera 3, Peralta dh, Inge 5, Sizemore 4, Santiago 6, Laird 2.
Twins lineup: Revere 8, Hudson DH, Young 7, Cuddyer 3, Kubel 9, Valencia 5, Morales 2, Tolbert 4, Punto 6.
Sorry, I had hoped to wax about the final home game of the season but I seem to have come down with whatever was bothering Francisco Liriano. A bit under the weather.
Today may be the last time we see some Tigers in the home uniform. Which ones exactly? It's hard to say. Several have contracts that expire at the end of the season. Others are September call-ups with no assurances of making it back. And then we have the possibly that any player could be traded. Who foresaw the offseason moves the Tigers made? OK, we have reasonable expectation Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera are Tigers until their contracts expire. Tractor Supply Store couldn't keep enough pitchforks in stock for the outcry the fans would make as they stormed the Comerica Park offices if either of those players were moved. But otherwise, you just never know. So don't miss your opportunity to see your favorite players wearing the best uniform in sports.
As for the Tigers, despite all odds they have the opportunity to have the most home wins at Comerica Park in a season. This year they have 51, which ties with with last year (and emphasizes how much they must learn to win on the road next year).
As for today, how great would it be to close out the home schedule with a sweep of the Twins, just like the Tigers swept the White Sox earlier in the month? Too little, too late, certainly, but that wouldn't keep me from enjoying it.