Sunday, April 29, 2012

Umpire Rob Drake Leads Tigers to a 6-2 Loss

The Detroit Tigers lost to the New York Yankees today 6-2.

Max Scherzer's numbers did not look very good today, and it was unfortunate that umpire Rob Drake had 2 different strike zones and changed the flow of the game. Scherzer gave up a career high 7 walks in 4 and 2/3rds innings and gave up 3 runs. 2 of those runs shouldn't of scored because the inning should've been over, but again, Rob Drake just didn't want that to happen.

The Tigers had trouble doing much to Sabathia today, which can be contributed to Rob Drake having the 2 different strike zone's, but Prince Fielder got the Tigers on the board in the 4th inning with his 3rd home run on the season.

The Tigers came back in the 6th inning down 3-1 and started with a single by Brennan Boesch. Miguel Cabrera was next and hit a RBI double. However, the Tigers lineup is only 4 guys deep today, so the threat was over.

Luke Putkonen made his major league debut with the bases loaded and was able to get Curtis Granderson out to end the inning and keep the score 3-1. Putkonen allowed 2 runs to score in the 7th inning though and made it a 5-2 game which was just to much for the Tigers to overcome today.

The Tigers open a home series tommorow with the Kansas City Royals as Duane Below makes his first start of the season against Luke Hochevar.

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