Game Day Thread: Bullpen blows lead, Tigers lose 7-5

Jul 29, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos (9) hits an RBI single in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox (3-2) vs. Detroit Tigers (3-2)

Box Score from

First Pitch: 1:10 EST

Stadium: Comerica Park – Detroit

Weather: High 71 degrees, 0% chance of rain according to

Media: Fox Sports Detroit / 97.1 The Ticket

Tigers lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler – 2B
  2. Nicholas Castellanos – 3B
  3. Miguel Cabrera – 1B
  4. Victor Martinez – DH
  5. Justin Upton – LF
  6. Tyler Collins – RF
  7. Alex Avila – C
  8. Andrew Romine – CF 
  9. Jose Iglesias – SS 

Hitting Box Score from

Pitching matchup:

WP: Matt Barnes (1-0)

LP: Bruce Rondon (0-1)

Save: Craig Kimbrel (2)

Game notes:

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but all you need to know about this one is that the bullpen did what the bullpen does best — blow leads. Bruce Rondon came into the eighth inning and did basically they same thing he did Friday, not throw strikes, walk hitters, and create a mountain of crap for the other relievers to overcome; which of course, they could not. Daniel Norris pitched a great game, 6.1 IP, 7H, 3 ER, and 2 SO; but, it was all for naught as the Tigers lost 7-5.

Tomorrow Justin Verlander takes on Chris Sale in the final game of the series.