ALCS Game 1 Rapid Reaction
Posted on October 8, 2011
The Tigers simply can’t deliver when given platinum opportunities to do so. Leaving the bases loaded in the first and fifth innings cost them Game 1 – a game in which they out hit the Rangers.
Justin Verlander certainly pitched well enough to win that game. Homeplate umpire Tim Welke had a wildly inconsistent strike zone in the early innings.
How about Ryan Perry? In what could’ve been a disastrous move, Perry was flawless in his inning and two-thirds.
Speaking of Santiago, what a sweet drag bunt to leadoff the ninth.
Is anyone else concerned about Miguel Cabrera’s .250 October batting average?