Detroit at The Cell
Word is starting to trickle out that Robin’s job may be on the line. I have to agree with this one, something needs to give and this might be the spark needed.
Tigers open the scoring with a lead off home run for a 1 to 0 Tigers lead. Detroit close the inning leading 3 to 0. Why would you put a pitcher in that a team knows well. The Tigers made us pay and we need to find a way to get the spark back. In the second inning the Tigers put another 3 on giving them a 6 to 0 lead.
I have serious doubts with James Shields, at this point he is not finding anything we need to get us on track. He needs to go to the bullpen and work out of there till he finds his feet. You can see the boys are frustrated by what is going on with James.
I can hear all the negative fans screaming at the top of their lungs. I am frustrated, discouraged and whatever else you want to add but, I am still here watching and keeping the faith that this will turn around. Even if it means that Robin has to go.
Bottom of 2nd and Brett Lawrie with a double, his speed was the factor of making it.
The tone of the game is set by the pitcher, if he is having an off day it flows onto the boys. They boys are feeling the effects of James struggling.
Bottom of the 3rd – YOU CAN PUT IT ON THE BOARD, YES Thanks Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton, it’s a 7 to 2 Tigers lead.
I get the thinking of leaving James in to try and build some confidence and to not stress the bullpen.
Bottom of the 4th – YOU CAN PUT IT ON THE BOARD, YES Thanks Dioner Navarro for a 7 to 3 Tigers lead.
Shields finally had a 1,2,3 inning. Top of the 5th, biggest thing is to save the bullpen for as long as possible.
Bottom of the 5th and the boys got things going when, Eaton and Melky both singled, Abreu’s single brings Eaton home cutting the lead to 7 to 4, wild pitch moved the runners opening 1st base. Melky home on Todd’s hit conceding the run and it’s a 7 to 5 ball game. Brett Lawrie’s single brings Abreu home for a 1 run Tigers lead at 7 to 6.
Tyler Danish has taken the keys from James Shields, Magic throw from Eaton to get the baserunner at second. Anderson called for the replay knowing he got him out. The call went the Sox way. Dan Jennings takes over from Tyler Danish. Tim Anderson with a single, Navarro stops at 3rd. Eaton with a Sac Fly to get Navarro home for an 8 to 7 Tigers lead. Melky with a double and time held at 3rd,
Matt Albers with office duties. Robin argued the calls and got tossed but Albers got the job done.
Top of the 9th has Nate Jones hoping to shut down the Tigers offense. On a bunt, the Tigers get the run home for a 9 to 7 lead. Nate caught the baserunner in a run down for the final out.
Melky on with a 1 out single in the bottom of the 9th, wild pitch gets Melky to second and takes away the double play ball. Abreu walked and it’s Todd Frazier to the play as the winning run. Frazier safe at first they get the force at 2nd. Lawrie with a single getting Melky home for a 9 to 8 Tigers lead. Avi with a single to get Frazier home and it’s a 9 ALL BALL GAME.
10th inning – Nate Jones in the office. 3 up and 3 down, it’s up to the offense to finish this off. Eaton on with a 1 out single. Eaton safe at second on that steal. Melky got Eaton to 3rd. Giving Abreu the free pass, Frazier waiting, the free pass to Abreu paid off , they got Frazier to strike out, on to the 11th.
11th inning – David Robertson in the office. Robbie had bases loaded but got a pop out to end the inning.
12th inning – J.B Shuck with a double. Anderson with a bunt to move Shuck to 3rd. Adam Eaton with the game winning single to center to get Shuck home for the win.
Final Score is Sox 10 and Tigers 9
**NO , you’re not dreaming at one point it was 7 to 0 the Tigers. **