Tigers vs. Yankees #3, Eric Fish Breaks it down from Comerica!

Hondo S. Carpenter

By Eric Fish

           The situational hitting for the Tigers hasn’t been getting any better.

           A night after loading the bases twice with zero outs two separate times and only coming away with one total run, the Tigers were unable to come up with a big hit multiple times Wednesday and fell, 6-1, to the Yankees.

           Detroit has dropped its past four games and are now in jeopardy of being swept all four games by the evil empire if the Tigers fail to win in tomorrow’s series finale.

           After the game was delayed nearly an hour and a half due to severe weather, Nate Robertson (5-3) took the mound and combated the powerful Yankee lineup (that was minus Derek Jeter and Johnny Damon for the evening) about as well as one could.

           It was the Detroit offense that failed to make it a game. Batters had a knack for hitting into double plays, striking out on bad pitches, and making poor decisions against Mike Mussina (7-1).

           Robertson pitched 8.2 innings and gave up 6 earned runs. He likely would have been pulled earlier if the Tigers had made it a game and were trying for the win. Robertson was visibly frustrated with the luck of the draw following the contest.

           Mussina pitched a complete game and didn’t allow a run until Magglio Ordonez hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth.

           The Tigers will try to avoid the series sweep and snap their longest losing streak of the season when they send Justin Verlander to the mound tomorrow.

           First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.


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