October 6, 2009

Game 163: Microcosm, The Sequel Nutshell

ESPN highlights available here.
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The Score: Twins 6 – Tigers 5, 12 innings

The Gist: The Tigers and Twins played a game for the ages and both teams followed the respective scripts of the past three weeks. For the Tigers, that meant squandering countless opportunities and watching a division lead evaporate. For the Twins: everything going their way. Rick Porcello was awesome, Miguel Cabrera showed up for the first part of the game and Fernando Rodney, while taking the loss, pitched almost brilliantly in what was assuredly his last Tigers performance.

The Quote: “No matter what we did, it seems like it wasn’t meant to be. This is the best game, by far, that I’ve ever played in no matter the outcome.”Brandon Inge

The Stat: 1 – The go-ahead run scored by Don Kelly in the 10th. Oh, how I wish it would’ve held up…for his sake.

Up Next: Spring Training, Lakeland, Fla., February 2010

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2 Comment(s)

  1. James Finn Garner | Oct 7, 2009 | Reply

    Mike:

    I havn’t been paying attention during the summer. Why is Rodney out the door?

  2. Mike McClary | Oct 7, 2009 | Reply

    It’s not a sure thing, but the guess is that the Tigers will let him walk as a free agent — and collect a draft pick or two in the process.

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