Saturday, July 01, 2006

Bad Game for Tigers

The Tigers lost to the Pirates 9-2 tonight in their most poorly played game in a long time. They made 5 errors including three in a row in a 7 run 7th for the Pirates. At the plate, they left 13 men on base. It was a bad game all around. Teams have games like this, even teams that are 55-26.

Meanwhile, the White Sox and Twins kept up their winning ways with come from behind victories and pulled a game closer in the standings. The White Sox defeated the Cubs 8-6 on a 3 run home run by AJ Pierzynski in the 9th. The Twins scored 4 in the bottom of the 8th to defeat the Brewers 10-7. Here is how the three rivals stand at the mid-point of the season:

Table: How the Tigers, Twins and White Sox Stand on July 1, 2006

Team

W

L

PCT

GB

Last 20

Detroit

55

26

.679

---

17-3

Chicago

53

27

.663

1 ½

16-4

Minnesota

44

35

.557

10

18-2


That's three hot teams.

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