Tigers game # 9: Royals 9 - Tigers 5
Posted on: April 10, 2011 11:39 pm
Well, I am going to try to start blogging about my Detroit Tigers again. So, ill start with today's game where the Tigers dropped their home opening series to the Royals. The Tigers now drop to 3-6 on the season, todays loss can be largely pointed to the defense. 4 errors were committed by the tigers defense today, with 2 coming from blown pickoffs. The errors accounted for a number of royals runs, which could have been easily prevented. This defense is oddly similar to the lack-luster defense in the 2006 World Series, where the Tigers defense was one of the many reasons they fell to the Cardinals. On another note Alex Avila is looking stellar this season, hitting his 3rd home run this season tonight. Before seasons start, Avila was playing because of his strong presence behind the plate, but now Jim Leyland has another reason to start his backstop. Meanwhile, Rick Porcello an important piece of the Tigers puzzle got embarrassed again today by the Royals. He is not fooling anyone at the plate, and failed to lower his ERA anymore. When the Tigers got there opportunities to fight back they failed to get the key hit and drive the run home. I surely do hope the Tigers can clean this play up, because already they are not looking like a playoff team.