Did Miguel Cabrera injure his right knee sliding into 3rd base on his 8th inning triple in Tuesday’s victory over LA? It appeared that he did when he limped into the dugout and was immediately replaced by Don Kelly at 1st base. This is the main reason I believe that he did not play on a beautiful Wednesday….otherwise nothing would have kept him out of that lineup!
Little did Don Mattingly, Brooklyn’s manager, think that after his team scored five runs in the first inning on Tuesday that his Dodgers would be held scoreless for seventeen innings, except for a homer by rookie Miguel Rojas in yesterday’s 4-1 Tiger win. Max Scherzer threw seven strong 4-hit, 7K innings. Joba Chamberlain & Joe Nathan finished it with identical 8th & 9th innings allowing no runs while whiffing two each. Meanwhile, sparked by Austin Jackson’s lead-off triple and Kelly’s two-out single, the Tiger’s scored two huge runs in the first. Another two runs were added later, but those two in the first would turn out to be enough. On defense, the Bengals sparkled with Eugenio Suarez, Nick Castellano, and Rajai Davis coming through to get Scherzer out of trouble in the first three innings. The bottom-line is that the Tigers won without their M & M boys: Miggie and (Victor) Martinez, which has to give the team a big boost in the confidence department.
There’s sad news of former Tiger, Tommy Veryzer, passing. My son, Bobby,and I remember him well as a strong supporter of the Christian Program for Major League Ball Players. Tom attended our services in August of 1977 and even our Thursday evening Bible study. He even posed for pictures with lil’ Bobby. Tom made us feel right at home in this Major League setting. It goes without saying that Tom Veryzer will be missed by all. My guess is that Tommy is now leading off and playing SS for the Angels Heavenly Champs!
posted on 7-10-14 by bobby….