Tigers Get Relief in Win

Monday, May 10, 2010

Yankees 4 8 1
Tigers 5 8 0

WP: Bonine (3-0)
LP: Mitre (0-1)
S: Valverde (9)

Player(s) of the Game: The Tigers bullpen. With Dontrelle Willis unable to start, 6 Tiger pitchers were able to hold the Yankees down just enough to pull out a win.

Play of the Game: Magglio Ordonez's sliding catch in the 8th inning on a ball hit by Derek Jeter. With the bases loaded, if that gets by Ordonez, it probably scores three runs and changes the outcome of the game.

Turning Point of the Game: Brennan Boesch's 2-run single in the first that gave the Tigers pitching staff a good lead early on in the game.


  • Mitre was the best starter in Spring Training, but this is why you can't take March stats at face value. He had a chance to impress in a spot start, but gave up 5 runs in 4.1 IP.
  • The Yankees may have lost the game, but they may have won the series by making the Tigers burn through 6 relievers, which could affect availability tomorrow, Wednesday, and Thursday.

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Anonymous,  May 10, 2010 at 11:36 PM  

Check your facts. Jeter had first and third in the eighth, not bases loaded. And Mitre allowed four runs (three earned), not five.

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