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Note: Every once in a while, our resident Tigers "rookie" Rosie will do a fun, lighthearted (or not, depending on the situation) recap of the game. Go Tigers!
Yesterday and today were two very different games. And I could spend hours talking about the mess Penny made yesterday. I could go on and on about how he allowed eight, EIGHT, runs, and I could rant about how much I hate most announcers that aren’t Rod Allen and Mario Impemba. I could, but I won’t. Today was such an excellent game, and I am in such a great mood, I won’t ruin it talking about yesterday’s debacle and the awful commentary which made it even worse. Instead I think we should glorify our Tigers for sticking it to the Yankees. Finally. We’ve stopped acting like kittens and bared our fangs. It wasn’t a massacre, but our hitters Would. Not. Stop.
Today’s MVP, Brennan Boesch (Baby B):I loved him last year. His first half of the season was phenomenal, and even though it didn’t carry over into the latter half of the season, he was still my Tiger. Today he had four hits, four runs, and four RBIs. And he looked so cute too!
Miguel Cabrera: Can I just say how nice it is to watch baseball and not have to hear the words “Cabrera” and “Alcohol” in the same sentence? Today Miggy had TWO homeruns today in the 1st and the 3rd (driving Baby B home) and a single in the 9th. Take THAT, snarky announcers and sportswriters!
Austin Jackson: AJax drew some walks today in addition to the great homerun he had yesterday. He definitely made up for his stupid error yesterday with some spectacular plays today. In the 7th he had a gorgeous over the shoulder catch back on the warning tracks, stealing something big from Granderson (HA!) and in the 8th he had another great shoestring catch nabbing a hit from Teixeira. Go Go Jackson.
Ramon Santiago: Little Ramon was a beast today. He had two hits; a single in the 5th, and a double in the 6th. In the first he came home on Baby B’s homerun, and then came home on his sac fly. Way to go RAMON.
Pitching: Scherzer allowed six runs, but in all fairness, in any other of the 29 ballparks in this country, half of them would have been fielded. Coke did pretty well, getting hot vengeance on Granderson and only allowing one run. Benoit and Valverde were better, getting through the 8th and 9th innings with minimal drama.
Final Score: Tigers: 10 Yankees 7
Comments: YES! Obviously I am happy with this…a win is a win is a win. The Tigers needed to get one game from the Yankees at Yankee Stadium, and they did. It will make me even happier when we see them again and we knock them on their pompous, smarmy, pinstriped-asses. I think we definitely have the talent to do it. I also think that V-Mart should catch full time, Maggs should DH, and we should have Baby B, AJax and Raburn in the outfield. Avila is just nowhere near good enough at the plate. Also, thank God that THE WHITE SOX LOST TODAY! Double yes!! And finally, the fact that I had my Rod and Mario to watch today really made the game special. Who else would debate what shade of white nail polish the catcher has on?!
We are going to be a force to be reckoned with this year, and I will enjoy watching the Tigers prove to all their critics that they can do it. Especially if we hit like we did today. We are going to eat the Orioles ALIVE (I hope). Also, this is the song we will be listening to all April. WOO HOO.
And finally: Please don't forget to listen to Laura on The Knee Jerks podcast tomorrow!! www.thekneejerks.com