Losing is not fun, but at the same time there’s losing and looking like you don’t care, and losing but still looking like you tried. The latter was the case for the Tigers today, as they showed genuine hustle throughout the game, right down to the final outs of the ninth inning.
What went right?
Well Nicholas Castellanos continues to look hot, with two hits in today’s game, a walk, a run, and two RBIs.
Mikie Mahtook made an A+ over the wall catch in left field that robbed a fan of a souvenir but scored a nice out for the team. He also had a walk, a run, and an RBI. Not too shabby for a guy who has been kicking it in Toledo most of the season.
Louis Coleman looked solid in a single inning of work, giving up no hits and a single walk while striking out two.
What went wrong?
Jeimer Candelario stayed in for the whole game but certainly looked as if he hurt himself running to first base early on in proceedings. The Tigers will want to take a long look at that ankle after the game to make sure no damage was done.
Jordan Zimmermann had a rough outing after looking pretty good recently. His line for the day was 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 4 K on 88 pitches. He gave up two multi-run homers which didn’t help his final numbers at all. His ERA is now 4.36.
Tigers Threaten and Do Score... just not enough. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, the Tigers made a push for an epic comeback, but it was not to be. They tried though, and it was actually pretty fun to watch.
They can’t all be winners, but losing like this isn’t quite as bad as a blow out.
Who is the Tigers’ player of the game?
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