Saturday, May 01, 2010

Walk-Off Homer for Damon

Last night, Johnny Damon had a single, double and triple and scored two runs in the Tigers 10-6 victory over the Angels. However, his performance was overshadowed by Austin Jackson's five hits and the first career homers by Scott Sizemore and Brennan Boesch. Damon made sure he would not be forgotten today. With the scored tied at two and one out in the bottom of the ninth, Damon belted a solo blast which just barely cleared the fence in right field. The game winning homer came on a two ball no strike count versus Angels reliever Scot Shields.

Damon earlier had a single and a double. He also cut down a runner at the plate in the sixth inning. He is now batting .344 and his .439 on-base percentage is good for third in the league.

Jeremy Bonderman pitched a solid six innings today allowing 10 hits but just one run. He had good control and walked no Angels batters. He also helped himself by making a nice play on a line drive off the bat of Brandon Wood with a man on second and nobody out in the third. He made the catch and threw to second to complete a double play.

4 comments:

  1. That was fantastic! And the Tig's TV announcers made it even better by essentially calling it.

    Check out my suggestion to other teams for a Laird Shift.

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  2. Steve,

    I watched the Angels broadcast because it was the first thing I could find on Extra Innings. I never know what games they're going to let me watch on Saturday afternoon so I was happy just to find that.

    Nice job on the Laird shift, Very appropriate!

    Lee

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  3. I had Tigs announcers on mlb.tv. I don't know how they decide which feed to give you, or at least I haven't figured out how to switch it (haven't really tried). Angels announcers were pretty good when Tigs were out on west coast last week. Seattle's were awful. I think even discounting my obsession with the tigers, their crew is one of the best out there.

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  4. I was at that game, sitting in the upper deck behind the Tigers dugout. The baselines formed a right angle right in front of me. I has a perfect view, staring out straight ahead, of Johnny's homer! That was a fun day to be at the ballpark.

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