The Tigers manage to hold on, despite Fernando Rodney’s best Todd “Rollercoaster” Jones impersonation NATE ROBERTSON PITCHING IN THE GAME.
This is my favorite line of the night: Nate Robertson, 1 batter faced, 4 pitches, 1 hit, YANKED.
Second best stat line: The Bullpen. Miner (BS)(W), Seay (H), Lyon (H), Zumaya (H), Rodney (SV).
I guess he should feel good he got to play in a game that the good guys won for the first time in months. It’s probably fair to say that ol’ Rod got some help with high strike calls, but once you’ve seen them called on the previous 2 hitters (I’m looking at you Kosuke), you have to SWING THE BAT. Or get a Magglio haircut. He found 2 hits tonight.
Sorry for the yelling, but I was sure that after a leadoff walk in the 9th, Fernando had his first blown save of the year.
Pic of the night? Poor old Bartman still wearing that inside pitch, 5 years later, on an AWAY (!) broadcast.
I still maintain the Cubs will take tomorrow, but tonight was big for a few reasons. 1. The Tigers now have the 3rd best record in baseball. 2. They have their largest lead of the year (5 games) 3. It was the 40th win and secures the best home start in the history of Comerica Park.
Also, apparently Fernando hit 104 tonight, in addition to Zumaya… again. May want to get that gun checked out, FSD.