Game 154: “It was a hell of a comeback.”*
Posted on September 26, 2009
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The Score: Tigers 12 – White Sox 5
The Gist: The Tigers swatted 20 hits — four from Miguel Cabrera, and three each from Curtis Granderson and, of course, Placido Polanco — scoring 12 runs after being down 5-0 in the fourth. Cabrera also had a homer and four RBI, giving him 100 for the year.
The View: For a while it looked like two pitchers falling into old (and opposing) habits: Freddy Garcia looked like the front-line starter he was from 2001-05 and Nate Robertson, well, looked like more like ’08 Nate: a bullpen mop-up guy. Ultimately, both guys cratered but Nate just left earlier in the game. Thankfully.
*The Quote: from Jim Leyland.
The Quote II: “And Iâ€™m going to make it clear. Itâ€™s a bunch of [expletive] out there watching football games like a piece of [expletive] with no pride the way they play the [expletive] game, and thatâ€™s embarrassing. If you donâ€™t have pride to play this game and you donâ€™t care about it, get another job because I know Iâ€™m going to be all over the stinking place when I talk about this.” — Ozzie Guillen, showing all class once again.
The Stat: 5 — The number of double plays turned by the Tigers.
Magic Number: 7
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