photo by Samara Pearlstein, awkwardness courtesy of Bobby Seay
Oh, well, nice to see you again, Dontrelle. How… how’ve you been? Good, right? Um… OK, this is pretty awkward.
See, less than a month ago we were saying our heartfelt goodbyes, and now here you are again, back on the mound at Comerica, but this time your socks have their aesthetically-pleasing height somewhat cheapened by that unappealing purpley-maroon, and Brandon Inge is hitting you all over the park. Gosh. That’s just all kinds of awkward.
In his return to Detroit, Dontrelle allowed 5 runs (all earned). He gave up 5 hits, including two doubles and a homer. He walked four, threw a wild pitch, and needed 93 pitches to get through 5 innings. Inge, Magglio Ordonez, and Danny freakin’ Worth all had multi-hit games.
It’s like… I feel bad, but I really, really don’t. You know?
Oh, and speaking of awkwardness: Miguel Cabrera had to leave today’s game due to ‘dizziness’. I was not by a TV for some of the game and so missed the plays surrounding this alleged bout of dizziness, but I heard that he might have taken an unfortunate skip from a ground ball, which may have contributed all sorts of bad feelings, one of which, I assume, may have been a form of light-headedness. Can anyone confirm or deny?
Most awkward: Every time I hear someone mention Chad Qualls, I immediately think of James Quall, which is just… yeah. Sorry Chad. It’s not you, it’s your name. So it is you, kind of. Hmm. Awkward.