Twins help set Tigers bats straight

Nate Robertson

Another fun game down at Comerica Park tonight. Nate Robertson took the mound and looked very rough right out of the gate but was able to pull himself together and pitch 6.1 innings. This might not sound like a long outing but for Tiger starters this year Nate’s outing was an extended one.

It felt quite cold out there with a slight breeze coming into the park the entire game but the Tiger bats remained hot. Four home runs were hit between Gary Sheffield, Magglio Ordonez, Carlos Guillen and Miguel Cabrera. For the Twins, Craig Monroe returned to Detroit and had some success for the first time this year. He’s been as cold for Minnesota as he was for Detroit.

Below are a few more pictures from today’s matchup:


1. Robertson being pulled for “Left Lat Tightness”. Since I was at the game I didn’t know what was wrong until I arrived back home but while at the game I didn’t see anything wrong.

2. Lefty Clay Rapada took the mound in the eighth inning to face Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau. He fell behind both batters but won out in the end.

3. Magglio Ordonez doubles in Placido Polanco to tie the game. Placido’s one-out walk in the eighth was key to the comeback.

4. Jessie Crain had a large number of mound visitors but it didn’t seem to help, whatever the strategy was.

5. Miguel Cabrera touching home after his 2-run shot to left field.

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3 Responses to Twins help set Tigers bats straight

  1. Blake says:

    That was a fun one huh? Did you happen to see a cloud of smoke come out of the Tigers dugout late in the game? I think it came out over where you sit. Weird.

  2. Eric Jackson says:

    Yes, I did see that twice. It smelled bad too. I assumed that it was from the heaters that are in each of the dugouts, maybe they run on gas?

  3. Blake says:

    Haha, that’s a shame for you. I was beyond the range of smell. Lucky me.

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