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Cincinnati Reds 4
Detroit Tigers 5
Magglio Ordonez's outstanding outing was topped off with his second RBI on a walk off single to send the Reds packing back to that state down south.
Jeremy Bonderman had a great showing to start off the season, going 8 innings, giving up 8 hits and only 1 ER of the 4 total allowed. Bonderman showed great control on the mound, walking none and striking out 7.
Ryan Perry was phenomenal out of the pen, collecting his first win in relief with 2 innings of shutout baseball, surrendering just 1 hit and 1 walk with 4 K's.
Current cap situation:
NAME TEAM SALARY CAP PTS
STARTING PITCHERS TEAM SALARY $84,371,000
Justin Verlander $15,000,000 150 CAP PTS 882
Jeremy Bonderman $3,000,000 30 PLAYERS 40
Dontrelle Willis $1,900,000 19
A. Galarraga $600,000 6
Max Scherzer $460,000 5
Rick Porcello $450,000 5
Phil Dumatrait $390,000 4
Jose Valverde $13,000,000 130
Bobby Seay $750,000 8
Joel Zumaya $660,000 7
Zach Miner $590,000 6
Phil Coke $400,000 4
Ryan Perry $400,000 4
Fu-Te Ni $400,000 4
Brad Thomas $330,000 3
Jason Waddell $220,000 2
Casey Fein $90,000 1
Alfredo Figaro $90,000 1
Eddie Bonine $180,000 2
Daniel Schlareth $400,000 4
Robinson Diaz $400,000 4
Alex Avila $390,000 4
Gerald Laird $240,000 2
Miguel Cabrera $14,100,000 141
Adam Everett $4,000,000 40
Brandon Inge $2,900,000 29
Scott Sizemore $400,000 4
Brent Dlugach $400,000 4
Ramon Santiago $341,000 3
Jeff Larish $180,000 2
Khalil Greene $3,250,000 33
Maglio Ordonez $9,600,000 96
Johnny Damon $7,500,000 75
Carlos Guillen $3,000,000 30
Ryan Raburn $480,000 5
Austin Jackson $400,000 4
Brennan Boesch $400,000 4
Don Kelly $330,000 3
Casper Wells $180,000 2
Clete Thomas $400,000 4
Signed Gary Sheffield
Released Eddie Bonine
TEAM SALARY $91,521,000
CAP PTS 915
Carlos Guillen powers Tigers past Cubbies at CoPa!
Detroit Tigers 7 Chicago Cubs 4
Rick Porcello had an excellent showing in this game, going 8.2 innings, striking out 7 and walking none. Jim Leyland tried to give the bullpen some rest and getting Porcello the complete game, but the Cubs offense caught on to Porcello and roughing him up in the 8th and 9th inning. Phil Coke came in to close the door on the Cubbies in the 9th, with the tieing run at the plate.
Offensively, Carlos Guillen led the way, going 2 for 3, with a 3B and a HR, knocking in 2 and scoring 2 more of his own. Magglio kept going on his tear, adding another 2 hit game to his rep for the season.
Randy Wells took the loss for the Cubbies, giving up 10 hits and 4 ER through 4.1 IP. Tom Gorzelanny came in for 2.2 IP of relief giving up 3 more runs.
W - Rick Porcello (2-0)
L - Randy Wells (0-1)
S - Phil Coke (1)
After a few game skid, the Tigers are back on track with 3 straight wins.
The last game had quite the offensive showing, as Gary Sheffield continued his power streak, knocking out another one from the confines of the ball park. This makes for 3 HR's in the last two games for Sheffield.
Miguel Cabrera seems to have turned things around in the last two games as well, contributing a HR of his own and several RBI's.
The highlight of the last two games was Khalil Greene's 2 HR performance against the Dodgers, featuring an inside the park homer off Clayton Kershaw to RF.
Next up is the Brew Crew!
The Tigers offense has kept on ticking, picking up two more wins against the Yankees and the Angels.
NY Yankees 1
The offense exploded for the Tigers in the new Yankee Stadium on Phil Hughes and the Yanks bullpen. Magglio Ordonez knocked in 5 runs, going 3 for 6, highlighted by a bases loaded triple.
Dontrelle Willis was the player of the game, going the distance for the complete game, striking out 9, and giving up only 5 hits and 1 ER to the Yankees stout offensive attack, making him the player of the game. Willis is now 1-1 on the year.
Matt Holliday provided the only scoring for the day for the Yankees, on a solo shot in the second inning off Willis. He finished the day 2 for 3.
Tough day all around for the Bronx Bombers' bull pen, surrendering 12 of the 18 runs.
Down 5-2 going into the bottom of the ninth, with the bottom of the order coming up, Jim Leyland and the boys needed a big inning just to get the tie. With 2 outs, the Tigers loaded the bases and Ordonez promptly emptied them to tie up the score.
Recap of the bottom of the ninth:
Tigers batting. Rodney pitching. Inge grounded out to Kendrick (4-3). Greene flied out to Hunter (F8). Laird grounded to center for a single. Jackson flied to right for a single. Laird advances to 2nd. Damon grounded to second baseman for a single. Laird advances to 3rd. Jackson advances to 2nd. Ordonez doubled to left. Laird scores. Jackson scores. Damon scores. Galarraga in bullpen. Cabrera lined to center for a single. Ordonez scores.
Miguel Cabrera seems to have turned the corner on the season, finishing off his day with a walk off base hit off his old teammate, Fernando Rodney. Cabrera was player of the game, despite Ordonez's clutch 3 run double, finishing the day 4 for 5 with the GW RBI single.
Phil Coke picked up the win in 2.1 perfect innings in relief of Jeremy Bonderman.
Tonight will be the match up with Brewers. The Crew's pitching staff better beware, as the Tigers bats are heating up. Ordonez has 8 RBI's in the last two games alone!
Detroit Tigers 4
Milwaukee Brewers 3
The Brewers jumped out the gate with a 2-0 lead after the top of the 1st, thanks to a Prince Fielder 3B (?!?!?) and a Jim Edmonds single off Justin Verlander. The bottom of the first started off with an exciting 2B from Austin Jackson, which was stretched from a single. After Jackson's two-bagger, Johnny Damon powered a 400 ft bomb to right field off Manny Parra to tie the game.
Damon returning to the dugout after his 4th HR of the season
The Tigers scored two more times in the 2nd and 3rd innings. In the 2nd, thanks to a perfectly executed squeeze play by Laird, allowing Inge to score. In the 3rd inning, the Tigers scored their last run of the game thanks to an error by the Crew's Alcides Escobar, allowing Damon to reach first base. Damon promptly stole second off Parra/Zaun, and was knocked home thanks to a 2 out RBI double by Gary Sheffield.
Player of the Game
2 - 4, HR, 2 RBI, SB
W - Justin Verlander (2-1)
L - Manny Parra (0 - 1)
S - Jose Valverde (3)
H - Joel Zumaya (2)
Scarecrow is a solid player and could vie for a top spot in the NL. Good game.
GG BigSmooth, a tight one from the 1st inning on. I was cracking up about the Fielder triple too. Zumaya hitting 101 on the gun is scary too, haha.
No kidding... Zumaya time baby... That was nuts... Off line, I've had him clocked at 102 MPH.
Great defensive game... Some of the double plays were sweet... Web Gem stuff...
Big win over the Twins followed by a late inning loss to the Blue Jays have the Tigers hopes of winning the AL sitting in limbo.
After the Twins victory, the boys in Tigertown thought it could be smooth sailing to the AL crown, but the Jays and Shawn Marcum held the offense in check to collect the 3-2 victory in extras.
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