Fungo Flashback: Game 163:
Microcosm, The Sequel Nutshell
Posted on October 5, 2010
Game 163 was one year ago
today tomorrow. Here’s our recap … Not to bum you out or anything.
ESPN highlights available here.
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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