Detroit Tigers Surviveùbut BarelyùThe Weekend In Minnesota

Posted: 21st September 2009 by Kurt Mensching in MLB
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Eleven. That's the Tigers' magic number this morning. With 13 games left and a three-game lead, 11 is really the only number that matters right now. Over the weekend, the Tigers lost twice to the Twins, but more importantly won once. That is all we asked of the team, and that was all that was truly required of it to keep Minnesota at arms' length as the season enters the final two weeks. Detroit lost in all the ways you expect to lose in the HHH Metrodome. Part was timely hitting by Minnesota. Part of it was "dome hits," best defined as some wacky bounce off the turf, or maybe a fly ball that disappears against the dirty ceiling of the place. Part of it was another young Twins' pitcher stepping up to the challenge. And yes, some of it was strange managerial decisions from the Tigers' dugou ...

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