Final Score in Detroit: Tigers 3, Angels 2 ... The final Angel from the 2002 team pulled the 2010 Angels back under .500 when he surrendered a solo walkoff homerun to Johnny Damon in the bottom of the 9th inning at Comerica Park. Scot Shields had managed to get 1 out when he left a cookie out over the plate against a red hot Tiger.
The good Scott, Scott Kazmir, pitched an excellent 6 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits, striking out 7 and gassing out at 117 pitches. Kevin Jepsen and Fernando Rodney pitched scoreless single innings but with the score tied at 2 in the 9th, manager Mike Scioscia brought in Shields instead of closer Brian Fuentes.
The reason that Scot has one T
Was too painfully easy to see
Shields pitched like a layman
to old Johnny Damon
the ball served up on that second TEE
And congratulations to Home Plate umpire Gary Cederstrom for saving eleven calories by not taking three steps to his left to see a safe slide at home plate by Hideki Matsui. When MLB finally has a shameful umpiring scandal, expect Gary and his bookie to be at the center of it.