Friday, May 08, 2009

Oh, those bases on balls

Last night, Armando Galarraga's first inning went as such: Walk, flyout, groundout, walk, single, double, homer, foul out. Five runs allowed. It was the seventh time the Tigers allowed five or more runs in an inning. They've allowed 4 runs in a frame on six occasions.

From the Free Press story: (Jim) Leyland wondered if Galarraga was pitching around Thome, who’s batting .205 this year (and walked with 2 outs). (Gerald) Laird seemed to agree with that assessment. “We kind of pitched around him,” the catcher said. “That kind of hurt us. That early in the game, you’ve got to go at guys and make them beat you.”

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