Last night’s game in Motown, between the Rangers and Tigers, was a must win for Detroit. Lose, and they’d find themselves three games down. Win, and they’d be right back in the ALCS. It was essentially, the most important game of the year for the Tigers.
Last night’s starting pitcher, Doug Fister, really proved himself. Through 7.1 innnings pitched he allowed only 2 runs, off of 7 hits. Truly remarkable. After last night it would appear that Justin Verlander isn’t the only Ace on the team.
As far as excitement goes, it was exciting because it was a playoff game that was a MUST win for the Tigers, but that’s really it. There were no lead changes with every inning. No walk off home run. Nothing out of the ordinary, to tell you the truth. I guess the most exciting part of the game was Jose Valverde’s celebration after getting the save. But even that wasn’t his best celebration ever. I don’t know. Maybe I expected a little something extra due to what was on the line for the Tigers.
FINAL SCORE: Tigers-5—Rangers-2
The Cardinals are back in St. Louis tonight to take on the Brewers. Tied at one game each, it’s really anyones series. Should be interesting to see what goes down.
Tonight also includes the Rangers taking on the Tigers again in Detroit. Will the Tigers even up the series? Or will the Rangers take a 3-1 lead with them back to Texas?
Should be a fun night of baseball.