Detroit Sports and stuff

My ranting of sports, life, and whatever I feel like...but mostly sports. Now in the un-daily variety.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Early Playoff Jeter-s

Well, the Tigers started out their post-season with a thud, losing 8-4 to the Yankees at Yankee stadium. And the star, of course, was Derek Jeter, who went 5-5 with 2 singles, 2 doubles, and a home run. Nate Robertson, Detroit's starting pitcher, did not look too bad for most of the game, but the Yankees had the first 6 guys reach base in the bottom of the 3rd, putting up 5 runs, and never looking back from that point on. Detroit tried to respond, and got 3 runs in the top of the 5th, but the Yankees added two killer runs in the bottom of the 7th, and that was pretty much it. Granderson added a home run in the top of the 7th, Jeter responded with one of his own in the bottom of the 8th. The good news for the Tigers is that they actually pushed some runs across against Chien-Ming Wang, as last time the Tigers faced him, he went 8 innings of 2 hit, shutout ball. Tonight, they were able to get 12 hits, but couldn't get the big hit when they needed it the most. They left runners on base in scoring position in the 2nd, 3rd, and 7th. And in that 7th inning, the tying run was at the plate, our cleanup hitter Magglio Ordonez, and he promptly popped out to - no shock here - Derek Jeter (man, I hate that guy). Game 2 is tonight, and hopefully Justin Verlander can tame the Yankees offense (and that Jeter guy) and the Tigers offense can push some runs across against another pitcher who we don't fare well against, Mike Mussina.

That's it for now, tomorrow's update to include game 2, and a Red Wings preview...

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