Sunday, June 29, 2008

'Cause That's What Friends Are For

Last night closer Todd Jones of the Detroit Tigers blew a save opportunity for the first time this season. He came in to pitch the ninth with a 5-2 lead and eventually gave way to Freddy Dolsi with his team behind 6-5. Not pretty. But, in the bottom of the ninth, following a single by Polanco and a Ryan Raburn walk, Miguel Cabrera powered the first pitch he saw deep into the right field gap at Comerica Park for a 7-6 victory. Waiting to hug Miggy at the third base line was one Todd Jones.

The Tigers, coming from a horrible April/May start, have pulled to 40-40 and have a chance, with a win today, to actually have a winning record at the season's mid-point.