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5.01.2008

Misshapen Melon Helps Tigers Roll



Placido Polanco went deep twice to help his Detroit Tigers beat the hobbled New York Yankees Wednesday night, by a score of 6-2.

Polanco hit leadoff bombs -- his first and only two of the season -- in the sixth and eighth innings. This, after going 4-for-5 with two runs scored in Detroit’s 6-4 win Tuesday night during the series opener, raises his batting average to .228.

So, after starting the season off at a miserable 2-10, the Motor City Kitties find themselves creeping back up to .500 baseball at 13-15, winning seven of their last nine games.

In other Tigers news, with the return of reliever Francisco Cruceta, the club has traded Jason Grilli to the Colorado Rockies for Class-A righty Zach Simons to make room on the roster.

[AP]

6 comments:

aras said...

I've heard that when Poloanco laughs, it's a really high-pitched giggle. True. He's also a frickin' genius, turns out he really has a lot of brain in that head.

Not sorry or surprised to see Grilli go, hope these bullpen changes help some. And whatever Leyland muttered to Bonderman on the mound seemed to work.

Yay.