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Cubs 3 – Tigers 4

Posted by Titus on September 12, 2012

The Tigers just keep on rolling.  The Tigers won a nail biter last night to send the Cubs home and advance to the next round where they will face The Brewers.  Once again, while I got caught up in the winning celebration, I forgot to take the book home to give you a detailed description of the nights events.  I’ll have to do it from memory again.  Luckily is was less than 12 hours ago.

The first thing that jumps into my mind is that the Tiger pitching, except for 1 rough inning by Purkey, was exceptional.  Dave only gave up 1 earned run all night.  The Cubs first run was attributed to a bonehead play by Dan Titus on a drop 3rd strike.  According to Murphy’s law, that runner is supposed to score…………………..and he did to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead after 1.  Ryan Early would give the Tigers the lead in the bottom of the 2nd with a check swing rocket that scored 2 runs with 2 outs.  Big hit!

The Cubs would take a 3-2 lead after 3 due to a rough inning by Dave Purkey.  Dave didn’t panic and neither did the Tigers.  The Tigers would tie the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the 3rd.  With our confidence never wavering in Purkey, he trotted out to the mound in the 4th and shut down the Cubs.

Joe Anaya smacked a key hit in the bottom of the 5th and pinch runner Dave Hayes stole 2nd and made his way to 3rd due to a poor throw to 2nd base by the catcher.  Dave would score that inning to give The Tigers that lead.  That was all they would need because Ryan Early shut them down the rest of the game.  Tigers win!


  • The defense was great
  • Pitching was terrific
  • Keys hits scored the runs we needed
  • This is the deepest the Tigers (or even previously The Rangers) have ever gone in the playoffs.  Let’s keep the train rolling!


  • Yep, that’s about it

The Tigers take on the Brewers Saturday at 1pm to see who will go to the championship game on Sunday.


2 Responses to “Cubs 3 – Tigers 4”

  1. dtitus1304 said

    I forgot to mention the 2 hits by Ryan Lytle and the 2 stolen bases. He had a great game.

    • Ryan said

      That almost sounded like a compliment….are you feeling ok? Unfortunately I have to admit it was one amazingly skillful eyed walk and one hit (that incidentally brought in the winning run) with 2 stolen bases (and Jeff thought he should pinch run for me!)

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