Friday, August 14, 2009

Back to Back Gems

Brandon Inge blasted a walk off homer to left field off of former Tiger Roman Colon as the Tigers beat the Royals 1-0 tonight. It was only the second homer since the all-star break for the slumping Inge but it certainly came at a good time. It was the second straight shutout for the Tigers who beat the Red Sox 2-0 yesterday afternoon.

While Inge might be recognized as tonight's hero, much of the credit has to be given to the starting pitcher for the second straight game. Yesterday, right-handed power pitcher Justin Verlander blanked the Red Sox for eight innings with 100 MPH heat and Fernando Rodney pitched a perfect ninth.

Tonight, it was a totally different kind of pitcher but the results were the same. Soft tossing left-hander Jarrod Washburn shutout the Royals on three hits for eight innings before yielding to Brandon Lyon in the ninth. It was a big win but it was also a relief to see Washburn pitch a strong game after getting shelled in his first two starts as a Tiger. The Royals also got a great pitching performance from Cy Young candidate Zach Greinke who held the Tigers to no runs and three hits in seven innings.

1 comment:

  1. Library MonkeyAugust 16, 2009

    And to add to your fine point, quietly, Brandon Lyon has been stellar for the Tigers



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