It wasn't a good day for the Tigers or their fans. I heard the first game on the radio at work. They lost 2-1. I saw the second game in person and I just got back a while ago. They lost 4-2. They got swept by the Red Sox despite solid starts from Zach Miner and Chad Durbin.
Miner was called up for today's game because Mike Maroth was ill. He took Bonderman's spot on the roster but he'll go right back down to Toledo tomorrow when Andrew Miller joins the team. He pitched 5 1/3 innings allowing just one earned run but an error by Carlos Guillen led to an unearned run. Also, the Tigers were held to 1 run on 4 hits by Julian Tavarez, Hideki Okajima and Jonathan Papelbon.
I was a little late arriving at game 2. I got there just in time to see Sean Casey narrowly miss a grand slam on a ball held up by the wind. It was cold and damp and uncomfortable but I did enjoy seeing the Tigers get a home run by Brandon Inge and 7 doubles in the first 6 innings. I also saw an incredible diving catch by Curtis Granderson. I didn't enjoy seeing them leave 11 men on base nor Wil Ledezma blowing the lead in the 6th and 7th. Durbin had left with a 2-1 lead with 1 out in the 6th.
Tomorrow, they will start a three game series with the struggling St. Louis Cardinals. Andrew Miller will open up against Braden Looper who has been very strong so far this year (2.29 ERA in 8 starts)