NEWBERG REPORT PLUS: A load of bull
Detroit came in having won seven straight, sporting a composite .299/.366/.437 hitting line in that stretch, averaging more than seven runs a game, giving up fewer than three a game, and committing just three errors as a team. En fuego.
Jeremy Bonderman came into the game with an 8-0 record, twice as many wins as any other undefeated starter in baseball.
Texas landed in Michigan at 5 a.m. this morning, making what was already shaping up to be buzzsaw of a game a potential cover-your-eyes affair.
But there was Kameron Loe, unfazed and single-minded, taking the ball. Seven innings. Two runs. Seven hits, two walks.
Fifteen groundouts. Five flyouts.
Fif. Teen. Ground. Outs.
He’s a bull.
P.S. Nice job, Tigers, making Akinori Otsuka throw all of nine pitches in the eighth.