Posted by Bob Biscigliano
A 5-3 extra inning loss to the Blue Gays drops the Tigers to a dismal 0-1 on the season and into the cellar of the Central Division (with the White Sox). Fernando Rodney appeared to have similar early jitters to Bonderman, as he was very shaky in the 10th inning like Bondo was in the 1st inning. Despite the L, there's no reason to panic. The pitching was pretty solid, minus the 1st and 10th innings, and the execution on the offensive end was impressive against CY Young candidate, Roy Halladay. Sheffield picked up his first 2 RBIs as a Tiger and the Urinator, Placido Polanco, continued to piss on any pitch near the strike zone as he had a meager 3 hits. Also, Brandon Inge and Curtis Granderson only K'ed once between the two of them; 3 or 4 less than they usually do. This while Craig Monroe had a very unorthodox day; wearing the sombrero his lawnscaping company left on his front porch after siesta time.