I’m Not Playing the 2009 Detroit Tigers Blame Game

Posted: 7th October 2009 by Matt Snyder in MLB
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It's hard to see a season end like that.

This season seemed to be gift wrapped for the Tigers on several occasions down the stretch. There was the seven-game lead with only a month remaining, there was the three-game lead with only four games to play, and there was last night.

The Tigers jumped to a 3-0 lead and the division crown was only six innings away. But the Twins clawed back and forced extra innings.

The Tigers struck in the 10th, when an Inge double plated Don Kelly, and the division title was only three outs away. But, again, the Twins fought back and tied it up to force another frame.

The Tigers loaded the bases in the top of the 12th inning with only one out and Twins reliever Bobby Keppel, who seemingly couldn't find the strike zone. A win seemed to ...

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