photo by Samara Pearlstein
Pudge! Pudge! You’re back, and you’re not wearing the outfit of evil, and we know you’re probably sad that you’re not still in Texas, but you are ALIVE and PLAYING BASEBALL and HERE YOU ARE IN DETROIT and we love you! For real! In fact:
Uh huh, uh huh. Never forget 2004, friends. Never forget.
Anyways, Max was OK, the bullpen behaved themselves (although the Big Potato gave us a bit of a scare), and Ryan Raburn hit a home run for the shock value. Oh, and Magglio Ordonez, fresh off a non-DL rest period for his balky oblique, went 4-for-5 with two doubles. Everyone heaves a sigh of relief. That said, Gerald Laird was 3-for-4, so grain of salt, grain of salt.
The Tigers left a million men on base and still won, because these are the Nationals and Stephen Strasburg does not have to be faced in this series. Thank cats.