Anybody else following the game at work via Gamecast or MLB.tv?
Looks like Victor is picking up right where he left off last night!
Ed: Tigers win 9-7! Game notes:
Twins' SP Scott Baker has been yanked for Glen Perkins. Baker's final stat line:
- 4.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R (all earned), 5 BB, 6 Ks, 99 pitches.
- Victor Martinez is beyond hot right now. So far today: 3-3, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R. Just a triple away from the cycle!
- Cabrera has been ejected in the top of the 6th for arguing a called third strike. Sounds like it was a pretty quick reaction by the ump to toss him. Cabrera has been replaced by Don Kelly in the field.
After 5.2 innings, Phil Coke's day is done. He has been replaced by Al Alburquerque. Coke did alright today, and certainly did enough to give the Tiger's a chance to win the game. Here's his final state line:
- 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R (both earned), 2 BB, 3Ks, 85 pitches.
- Our bullpen has caved: 5 ER between 3 pitchers in 2.1 IP.
- The offense really stepped up in the last couple innings to bail out the bullpen.
- I'll take a 2-game sweep on the road of a division rival (no matter how crippled they may be) any day of the week.
Go Tigers and go blue!