Thursday, April 03, 2008

Broom me

No one is shocked to see a sweep in Detroit to open the season. Except few figured it would be the Royals doing the broom work. Another day, another lack of production. At least today the Tigs got on the board thanks to a solo HR by Brandon Inge.

Detroit scored 1 run over the final 21 innings of the series. Jeremy Bonderman pitched well for a while, but gave up a 2-run HR to Alex Gordon in the 4th and was charged with four runs total. The Tigers were without Miguel Cabrera because of a quadriceps strain.

It's a long season, so there's no need to panic. But the outcome of this series is surprising because you had to figure Detroit realistically takes 2 out of 3 at home. So, I'd say the Tigers are -2 on the expectation scale.

Next is 3 at Comerica against the White Sox and then 3 in Boston.

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