by Marissa McNees, Contributing Writer and Loyal Tigers Fan
The Tigers haven’t won back-to-back games since April 17.
That’s right everyone, the dream team that should’ve been is now two games short of a .500 record after a disappointing 5-3 loss to the first-place Cleveland Indians Tuesday night.
With what’s left of a 10-game road trip staring the Tigers right in the face and the “two-game win streak” chip weighing heavily on the team’s shoulders, Detroiters could quite possibly be in for yet another string of painfully frustrating ball games.
Shall we review last night’s “performance”?
The Tribe racked up eight hits against Tigers’ starter Rick Porcello and managed two stolen bases in as many attempts. Overall, Cleveland managed twelve hits to Detroit’s six and Travis Hafner’s two clutch RBI’s were more than enough to get the job done.
Ubaldo Jimenez got the win for the Indians with Chris Perez getting the save and Porcello earning the loss for the Tigers.
But let’s not give up all hope.
(Related: Tonight’s game vs. Cleveland is set to start at 7:05, check out Fanzooloo’s Progressive Field page)
Porcello, who coming into tonight’s game hadn’t struck out more than four batters since last July, struck out six Indians in 5 1/3 innings, and Tigers’ manager Jim Leyland says he saw some improvement in the team’s hitting.
Let’s hope the Tigers have a taste for revenge.
This is Marissa’s first article for Fanzooloo. Stay tuned all MLB season for more Detroit coverage.