Sunday, August 05, 2007

Tigers Swept by White Sox

The Tigers lost 3-1 to the White Sox today and got swept in the three game weekend series. They lost the first two games on bad starting pitching by Andrew Miller and Jeremy Bonderman. Today, they went scoreless for 6 innings versus Gavin Floyd who had allowed 89 runs in his previous 95 innings. Four White Sox relievers closed it out and only a solo homer by Maggglio Ordonez prevented the shutout.

The Tigers starter Jordon Tata was not as sharp as he was in his first start. He allowed 3 runs on 5 hits (all extra base hits) and 4 walks in 5 innings of work. The bullpen was actually pretty good today pitching 4 scoreless innings. Fernando Rodney made his return and allowed just a walk in a scoreless inning of work. Tim Byrdak and Bobby Seay also pitched well.

The Tigers have now lost 13 of their last 17 games. The only good news is that the Indians are also slumping pretty badly and are only a game ahead of the Tigers pending the outcome of their game versus the Twins this afternoon. The Indians are down 1-0 in the 7th as I type. The Tigers now host the Devil Rays in a 4 game series. Earlier in the season, Tigers fans might lick their chops at that prospect but right now it's hard to be very confident about any series.

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