True to form, Detroit ruined itself tonight. Some decent batting by the Rays and some shitty pitching by Detroit culminated in a 8-0 Rays VICTORY! While the Tigers bullpen walked in 3 (Yes, 3!!!) runs in the ninth, Gonzalez tried to do what Detroit does best – start a riot – by throwing at BJ Upton’s head.
A couple of the Rays young guns showed up in a big way, Hellickson throwing wonderfully, giving up only 3 hits, no runs, and no walks, Benoit great as usual, then Eckstrom shutting down the 9th like a seasoned pro.
Really nice to see the Rays looking up again after a few rough days. These mood swings might just get the best of me by the end of the season, though.
Here’s the line from tonight’s game:
Rays: 8 runs on 9 Hits with 0 Errors. Tigers: 0 Runs on 4 Hits with 2 Errors.
The most impressive stats of the night? Zero players from either team sustained gunshot wounds and only six were offered crack from fans in the stands.
One more night in the 8-mile, boys, then run for your lives!