The Detroit Tigers are awful in extra innings. So awful in fact you wonder why they don’t just forfeit the game when it’s tied after nine and rest. I am kidding of course but there record in extra frames is terrible.
The Tigers are 5-11 when they are playing free baseball. Coupled with their 13-17 record in one run games, it means the Tigers are having problems scoring in the late innings. The number improved during the teams 12 game tear to open the month of August, but they are giving it all back by losing to a team that should be counting down to the end of the season.
The White Sox should be a mailing it in. Entering this series they got swept in 4 games in Minneapolis by the Twins. But the White Sox always seem to to get up for the Tigers. Last night was no exception as the White Sox beat Detroit 4-3 in 11 innings.
Coming Back To Haunt Us
The Tigers career of Jose Iglesias will always be linked to Avisail Garica. Over the last couple of weeks it looked as if the Tigers got the better end of the deal. But Avisail Garcia illustrated last night why you never trade a high value prospect to a division rival. Garcia was a key player for the White Sox in their victory over the Tigers. Garica tripled in two RBI in the bottom of the fourth to put the White sox up 3-1. It was all Detroit could do to tie the game on a Brayan Pena single in the Top of the 8th.
If Garcia becomes a Tigers killer for our hated rival, the fans expectations of Iglesias will be through the roof. It is unfair to compare the two because Iglesias game is speed and defense while Garcia brings more offense to the table. No matter how you look at, the trade will be great blog fodder for years to come.