Although the temperatures are soaring around the Great Lakes these days, the tigers have continued their run in Boston on a calm evening on the Atlantic coast. Pleasant temperatures weren’t enough to propel Detroitz to victory, though they dropped the second game of their three-game series 5-4.
I still can’t get over the fact that the Tigers drafted the Beau Brieske in Round 27. Who was behind him in this recruiting – me, my uncle Gary and Eddie Gaydel’s ghost?! Anyway, Brieske’s 1-5 record that came tonight belies 3.79 ERA. If you have reasons to worry about its baseline, it will be allowed (2.0 / 9 IP). The hits weren’t there yet (6.1/9 IP), but a lot of young shooters take some time to develop that particular skill and the right-hander was developing a slightly better slider along the way. His previous trip was his best so far, Seven exciting rounds to close Against Rangers which was, unfortunately, in vain as the Tigers lost the match 3-1 (but at least he got the decision not to).
It was Rich Hill’s debut in the Grand Slams June 15, 2005; He was not young even then, he was 25 years old. By comparison, Brieske was on that date…hmm…carry the number 2…take the cosine… Seven years old. (Miguel Cabrera hit a double off Hill that day.) This is Hill’s third round with the Red Stockings, and he’s entered the seventh inning a few times this year but was likely done after five rounds. or so. Hill’s stock in circulation these days is an assortment of curved balls from a variety of arm angles, touching 90 mph on his Fastball; “Cunning left hand” if there is one.
Javier Páez smashed a hat-trick to the triangle in deep center field in the first, quickly capped by Miguel Cabrera who volleyed a low curve ball and served it into the center to advance 1-0 early.
Brieske had quite a bit of trouble with a pair of eye-catching ground balls in the first corner runners positioning with nothing. JD Martinez hit a fly to center to score Garen’s spin and even shot. Then Brieske brutally fought the Bogaerts by busting below the belt and I’m now out of everyone’s B words, he just hit after a long racket. The haven for Jeimer Candelario at the Shortstop put him in trouble, but he threw 27 shots in the opening inning. Fortunately, he got a shorter second run and passed it by dozens of pitches.
Baez hit another ball juuuust On the right where he hit a hat-trick earlier, he over the fence to lead 2-1 Tiger in third.
At the bottom of the inning, Riley Greene showed us why we were all so dumbfounded to see him among the tallest buildings.
Trevor Storey then hit a fourth-place slider who didn’t slip enough, stopping three times over Green Monster to take Boston to take a 4-2 lead. Earlier in the first half, Báez couldn’t handle a sneaky popup (which I feel Robbie Grossman should have encouraged, rather than Báez’s return); If he had made that hunt, it would probably have been a different role. Oh alright.
Grossman and Cabrera put the runners first and second, as Hill worked his way through the Detroit lineup for the third time. Eric Haas hit a field solo to the left, Grossman scored and cut the difference to 4-3. Meanwhile, Briske finished fifth with a 1-2-3 score. With 93 throws at that point, I assumed the youngster would finish.
Hill was finished after five, though, as did Ryan Brazier. Similarly, Jason Foley replaced Brisky after five rounds. Brieske’s streak was 5 runs, 6 strokes, 4 runs (all earned), no walks, four puffs, one home run.
Baez continued to hit the ball hard in the seventh inning, but like his third hit he had nothing to show for it; The story made a huge leap to crash a heavily damaged line in the middle.
Cristian Vazquez greeted Andrew Chavin at the bottom of the seventh inning with a first inning from the field to left field, sending the Boston team back into a pair of runs. This will prove to be a huge insurance operation in the end. This was the first home tour that Chavin has allowed this season.
The Tigers had two starters and two with one in the bottom eighth place against Tyler Dench on the Cabrera hit-by-court and Greene’s, putting a tie in the lead. But then, on court one, Spencer Turkelson made a mistake in first and Candelario was out on the second pitch. he is Saw, that was it.
Matt Seerah came in to tackle the hitters 8-9-1, and Jonathan Schaup said hello with a deep left midfield shot over the Beast to make the match 5-4. With one exit, Grossman got a full water splash in a hit called the third hit, pitch 4 as shown below.
Grossman let home board rule Dan Bellino, who had a very large strike area all night but not who – which Big I know he disagreed with him.
That was his last throw that would see them, as John Schreiber, an old sidekick (and new Boston relief expert) would come to try to retire Bayes. He pressed a ball between the first baseman and the line for one, placing the peg on first base with two ends and Cabrera, who had taken three hits so far in the night, coming to the plate. Unfortunately, a globe to the shortstop ended the case and Lil Tigers.
I can’t help but wonder how it would have turned out if Grossman’s third strike had been called correctly. As John Greenleaf Whittier mused, “For all the saddest words of tongue and pen, the saddest of these,” perhaps it was. “
Injury rehabilitation update
RHP Michael Pineda kicks off his injury rehabilitation mission with Triple A Toledo tonight.
– Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) June 21 2022
stats and notes
- Also hitting duets in the inning, Rich Hill made his debut: Mike Lowell and Paul Le Duca. Greg Maddux started that game for Cubs, very. salary.
- Spencer Turkelson, June 16-20, was 7 for 18 on a walk and fly out walk, and had two games in a row on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. I know it’s a small sample size, but a fella can dream, and dreams are free.
- Dan Dickerson has brought up the fact that Beau Brieske, even now in his young career, has now performed at Yankee Stadium, Dodger Stadium and Fenway Park.
- Have you seen this baby Oneil Cruz of Pittsburgh? Holy mackerel. Take a look at this is.
- BYB’s Peter Kwasniak took the Kyle Funkhuser Tour with the Toledo docks today. Kwasniak is now officially apologizing for all the jokes he made on the Funkhouser account, all those years ago. Get well soon, Peter!
- Happy summer solstice everyone! Today is the day in the Northern Hemisphere that we get the most hours of sunlight. In the Arctic Circle, the sun won’t seem to go below the horizon tonight, and as you go north you’ll get more daylights for 24 hours until you reach the North Pole. (We are not, I repeat, Not Closer to the sun during summer. This year, our closest approach to the sun was on January 4, called a point in orbit rock bottom.) This was your astronomy moment today.