photo illustration by Samara Pearlstein
See, that was like the opposite of Dontrelle’s outing. With Bondo gone, it was necessary for someone (everyone) on the staff to step up, and Dontrelle, as we have already discussed, very much did not do that. Now Dontrelle’s been sent down to Lakeland (and honest props to him for not being a ween and accepting the assignment gracefully), and everyone who’s left has to double step it up, if that makes sense, which it kind of doesn’t, but you know what I’m saying anyways.
Three runs in 6.1 innings is a solid enough start; not too spectacular, not what you might think would bring about the return of SuperNate, but the fact that it came against the White Sox, an offense that has caused the Tigers so many problems that they’ve developed Wrong Soxian complexes, well! That, kids and kittens, is SuperNate material.
Just… man, we needed that win last night. In the standings, yes, sure, because cat knows we need to games against division rivals if we want to have any hope of crawling back up into respectability. I’m not EVEN looking at the divisional race, ok, I’m just aiming for ‘not an embarrassment’ here. Although really, we’re not in as dire a position as we might otherwise be, because the Wrong Sox are the ONLY team in the AL Central to have a record over .500 right now.
Think about that for a minute. Just pause and think about how FREAKIN’ CRAZY that is.
But I’m not even talking about the division. We badly needed to win that game simply because the Wrong Sox are evil and must be stopped. It’s like our civic duty or something. SuperNate, protecting truth, justice, and the American League way.
And remember that tomorrow I’ll be liveblogging tomorrow’s day game, right around 1 pm, if you want to pop in and watch that, or throw a comment or two on it. I might have to leave early if it’s not a fast game, ’cause I might be going to the Red Sox game that night (which was moved up to accommodate the Celtics), but we’ll see. If you can’t make it, as with last time, the whole thing will save itself so you can read it whenever.