The Philadelphia Eagles fought fiercely back against the Atlanta Falcons and nearly came back to win…er…I mean I was watching the Detroit Tigers and their super relevant game tonight. The Tigers showed up in Minneapolis in uniforms but not in body.
I was on the plane train in Atlanta yesterday and these St. Louis Cardinal fans were on the train. I congratulated them on the awesome season they were having and we started talking about their probability of getting over 100 wins for the season and the fact that no one will stop them. They asked me who my team was and when I said the Tigers, I received a sympathetic, “ahhhh”. Yep we are to that point where we receive the sympathetic ahh.
There’s really no highlights to write about this game tonight as the Tigers and Kyle Lobstein were absolutely manhandled by the playoff chasing Minnesota Twins. Lobstein is solidifying the fact that he is not prime time ready and won’t be a part of the 2016 rotation as it evolves in the off-season.
Lobstein lasted 1 1/3 innings and allowed seven hits and six earned runs. By the end of the second the Twins were up 6-0. Even if the offense cared, that’s a hole most teams can’t dig out of let alone this Tigers team.
Trevor Plouffe doubled in the bottom of the first after Lobstein loaded the bases and that scored two Twinkies. Torii Hunter then hit an infield single to score another run. Kurt Suzuki finished the horrific bottom of the first singling in Plouffe and making it 4-0 in a blink of an eye.
In the bottom of the second, Miguel Sano singled in Brian Dozier and moved Joe Mauer to second. Eduardo Escobar finished off Kyle Lobstein by hitting a single that scored Joe Mauer. End of second..Twins 6-0.
Escobar then hit a solo shot off Kyle Ryan in the fourth inning making it 7-0. A bright spot in the game was Kyle Ryan pitching 4 2/3 1 run, four hit baseball and stabilizing the hitting attack of the Twins.
If no one has noticed, Miguel Cabrera is an awful slump. He is hitting an abysmal .217/.294/.26, zero homers and five RBI in September and .167/.286/.208 in the last seven games. He’s sliding ever closer in the batting title at .339 to Xander Bogaerts who is hitting .320. Come on Miggy pull up and keep this batting title for 2015!
At least we have college football….