Friday, June 15, 2012

Jose Valverde Wild in Tigers 12-4 Extra Innings Loss

The Detroit Tigers lost tonight in extra innings to the Colorado Rockies 12-4.

After the Tigers were down 2-0 early, they responded in the 3rd inning with a double by Bryan Holaday followed up with a double from Austin Jackson to score Holaday. Miguel Cabrera joined the fun with a double of his own to score Jackson. Prince Fielder came up next and drove Cabrera in with a single and the Tigers took a 3-2 lead.

Casey Crosby gave up 2 runs in the 4th to give the lead back to the Rockies and his day was done. Crosby went 3 and 2/3 innings giving up 4 runs on 6 hits, walking 4 and striking ou 4 batters.

Duane Below came in for relief of Crosby and pitched a scoreless inning and 2/3 before giving way to Brayan Villarreal who got the last 2 outs of the 6th inning.

After a single by Bryan Holaday and walk to Austin Jackson, they both advanced 1 base on a wild pitch with Brennan Boesch at the plate and 1 out. Boesch ended up hitting a ground ball to 1st base, but it scored Holaday from 3rd base and tied the game 4-4.

Villarreal came back out for the 7th inning and got the first 2 outs, then Phil Coke came in to get the last out of the inning.

Coke got the first out of the 8th inning, then Joaquin Benoit came in and got the last 2 outs of the inning. Benoit came back out and pitched a scoreless 9th inning.

Jose Valverde came in for the 10th inning, but after a base hit, a sacrifice bunt turned into a throwing error, and an intentional walk to load the bases, the Rockies scored 4 runs in the inning. Valverde was pulled with 2 outs in the 10th inning; Luis Marte came in to get the last out of the inning, but not before allowing 4 more runs to score.

Yes, the Rockies really scored 8 runs in the 10th inning.

The Tigers continue their series with Colorado tommorrow as Doug Fister (0-3 3.15) returns from the DL to take on Christian Friedrich (4-2 5.85 ERA)

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