Saturday the 14th

Do any of you remember the movie Saturday the 14th?  The 1981 film starring Richard Benjamin is:

Primarily a spoof of the Friday the 13th series, but also takes shots at several other horror films. After his family moves to a new house, a young boy discovers a mysterious book describing the curse hanging over the date of Saturday the 14th.

It’s a hoot for the 13-year-old set but otherwise a forgettable experience. Much like tonight’s Tigers game.Yes, I was fuming at Sean Casey‘s excuse-me swinglet on J.J. Putz‘s first pitch in the eighth.But it was the Tigers’ lack of timely hitting throughout the game — guys, that was Miguel Batista out there — that really ticked me off. In that regard, it was too much like Thursday’s 3-2 loss.Three things that stood out for me:

  1. Kenny Rogers was due for a dud.
  2. Magglio Ordonez suddenly looks lost at the plate. He’s 1 for 11 in the series.
  3. Chad Durbin was excellent coming in to relieve Rogers.

Now we have to hope for Jeff Weaver to pitch like Jeff Weaver for the Tigers to salvage a split.Oh, and Justin Verlander needs to do his thing too.I think he shall.