Thursday, May 18, 2006

Tigers Win 7th Straight

In contrast to last night's masterpiece, today's game was a sloppy affair featuring 5 errors by both teams combined and several baserunning mistakes. The result was the same for the Tigers though - a 5-3 victory over the Twins, their 7th win in a row. Kenny Rogers pitched 5 2/3 innings allowing 2 unearned runs and the bullpen hung on for the win. Todd Jones scared us again allowing three hits and a run in the 9th but he once again managed to get the save. Offensively, the Tigers got home runs from Placido Polanco and Brandon Inge and 3 hits apiece by Polanco, Curtis Granderson and Carlos Guillen.

It's the first time since 1993 that they have won 7 consecutive games. This game also marked the quarter mark of the season and the Tigers are 27-13, the best record in baseball ( maybe tied for the best if the White Sox beat the Devil Rays tonight). The Tigers have gone 27-13 or better in their first 40 games only 4 times previously and each time they finished with 95 or more victories:

Table: Best 40 Game Starts in Detroit Tiger History

Year

Record at 40 games

Final Record

Results

1909

27-13

98-54

AL Pennant

1950

28-12

95-59

2nd in AL

1961

27-13

101-61

2nd in AL

1984

35-5

104-58

World Champions

2006

27-13

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2 comments:

  1. Is this season really happening or are we all locked into the same weird dream? I feel like I'm in the "Twilight Zone".

    ReplyDelete

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