OMG! UH OHHHHH.
We are in a mess, now.
Two hits and a goose egg? That just won’t cut it.
I love my Tigers, but two hits just doesn’t impress me. It makes me feel grumpy. I’ll be their #1 fan until the day I draw my last breath. I won’t join the haterz and I’m not a bandwagon fan. I have a long standing love affair with my Boys of Summer and that’s not going away anytime soon. But, I am alarmed, right now.
Our Tigers are whimpering home, licking their wounds. We are all no doubt headed to bed empty handed. We will wake up tomorrow and be cranky. Grumpiness will prevail on morning radio and be the buzz of the office as we discuss it around the water cooler. We will comment on Fister getting nailed right in the noggin with a line shot. We will be upset because Fister pitched a solid game, but we still lost. And, this is what hurts most. The fact that we didn’t answer back from game one really stinks. We just sort of took another lickin’. We couldn’t get our offense motoring. Our pitching improved, we kept them to only two runs, BUT WE STILL LOST?!? This was a tough loss and we are now all a little scared.
The Baseball Gods have not been kind to us thus far in the Fall Classic, that is for sure. Fister’s head getting whacked (Game 2). A baseball hitting the third base bag and magically going fair ending in a double for SF (Game 1). We also saw a bunt (Game 3) (Editor’s Note: Game 2) that just refused to roll foul. Finally, we have also seen Gene LaMont , once again, get slap happy and send the runner around third in a questionable call during a BIG GAME (Game 3)(Editor’s Note: Game 2). Fielder is pushing 300. He was on first. It was only a double. Send Jackson or Berry, if they happen to be the runner. But, not Fielder. It was early in the game. Hold the Big Guy up and let your hitters try to hit him in with a sac fly, at the least. He was hustling, though. Prince was chugging like a freight train ’rounding third. He gets props for his hustle.
The Giants have clubbed the Tigers, too. Give them credit, there. They came out swinging in game one and kept in close during a 0-0 battle, finally pulling ahead near the end of game two. They have a good team and it’s hard to beat the home team, especially in what seems to be magicland -AKA- San Francisco.
What does this mean?
Don’t give up hope, don’t panic. We HAVE to support our Boys! They need it. Let’s all just turn our focus toward moving forward from our two losses. Let’s keep positive. We have the next three at home , so our boys keep fighting and grinding while we ROOT ROOT ROOT for the home team.
Go get ’em, Tigers!