The streaky Detroit Tigers continued their consistently inconsistency ways Monday night losing the second game of the double header to the Chicago White Sox 3-2.
Matching the bats with the arms has been the Tigers issue all year long. Tonight Bull Durham Randy Wolf gave the Tigers a strong seven innings just like Kyle Ryan did in the opener. Wolf threw five hit, three run, six strike outs. Unfortunately, the Tigers bats kept quiet again this evening. In the afternoon opener, the Tigers had one hit and one base runner off Jeff Samardzija.
The Tigers had five hits including an Alex Avila home run in the night cap.
The White Sox started the scoring when Avisail Garcia sacrificed Trayce Thompson in to make it 1-0. Gordon Beckham followed in the same inning with a solo home run to right field giving the White Sox an early 2-0 lead. In the top of the third, Jose Abreu doubled in Tyler Saladino to make it 3-0.
Alex Avila and the Tigers answered in the bottom of the third when he hit his fourth home run to left center off starter Erik Johnson. Later in that inning Ian Kinsler sacrificed Andrew Romine to make it 3-2. Johnson gave the Sox six innings and pitched solidly with the Sox bullpen finishing up with a strong performance as well.
With the loss the Tigers seem to be cementing their basement position in the Central Division. At least we aren’t Red Sox fans who not only went from first to worst in 2014 but after winning the World Series. Well, maybe I’d take that World Series. But alas the Red Sox are on the bottom again this year and the Tigers have a worse record then the Red Sox.
Did I mention that I was happy that it was college football season?