Game 162: Vintage Verlander
Posted on October 4, 2009
ESPN highlights available here.
The Score: Tigers 5 – White Sox 3
The Gist: You couldn’t ask for more than Justin Verlander delivered on Sunday afternoon in the Tigers’ home finale of the as-yet-undecided 2009 season. Ryan Raburn went yard twice and the resurrected Magglio Ordonez went 4 for 4 to power most of the offense. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Tigers game without a wasted inning with a starter, this time John Danks, on the ropes. A win is a win, though this win would’ve been better on, say, Thursday.
The Quote: “I wasn’t sure right away I was going to get there.” — Curtis Granderson, referring to either his diving catch in the eighth which saved the game from looming disaster OR the Tuesday playoff game in Minnesota.
The Stat: 12 and 13 – The Tigers’ record this year on Tuesdays
Magic Digit: 1
Up Next: Tigers @ Twins – Tuesday, 5 p.m. ET on TBS
Rick Porcello (14-9. 4.04 ERA) vs. Scott Baker (15-9, 4.36)
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