‘t was a beautiful night to be at the ballpark with friends (and the fedoras were a fun bonus!) . . . tons of Tiger’s fans though!
ON the MOUND
Kuma’s outing was a bit better than the stats appear – but those Tiggers made.him.work . . .
(were those Tigers batting averages on the left side of the Safeco Field scoreboard or Bengals defensive lineman’s weights?). There were some extenuating circumstances in the 5th – with ONE out, ONE on, Hunter was originally ruled safe but, it was over-tuned on replay. The sad thing was, Kyle bobbled the ball so he was unable to start the DP that would have ended the inning. Instead there were TWO on for Martinez (after Cabrera was IBB’d) who deposited one in the RF seats (after a TEN pitch AB). Anyhoo, after a ton of pitches (98) Kuma was done . . .
SIX innings ~ EIGHT hits ~ FIVE earned runs ~ TWO walks ~ FIVE strikeouts
} Charlie gave up a homer to Davis on his FIRST pitch of the 7th but after that, the combination of Charlie, Yourvis and Tom retired the next NINE Tigers in order
AT the PLATE
Only SIX hits, but FOUR of them for extra-bases . . .
~ Kyle with a double and a TWO run homer (that tied the game at the time)
~ Michael with an RBI double
~ Endy (just called up from AAA, as Brandon was sent down) with a double
~ James with his 5th SB (leads the team) and Mike caught stealing
IN the FIELD
* Mike nailed a would-be base-thief at 2B and threw out a runner trying to stretch a double into a triple
* No double plays – for either side
tweets of the game . . .