The Detroit Tigers earned a 3-0 win in opposition to the New York Yankees on Thursday.
It was extra eventful than only a single shutout.
The sport featured a pitching duel between Jordan Montgomery (one run allowed in six innings of labor) and Michael Pineda (5 scoreless frames).
Oh, and it additionally featured Miguel Cabrera‘s pursuit of his 3,000th hit: he’s presently at 2,999 and the following one may have historic implications.
It might have been cool to succeed in the milestone in opposition to the Yankees, however supervisor Aaron Boone actually didn’t suppose so.
With the sport 1-0 in favor of the Tigers, Cabrera went to bat within the backside of the eighth.
There have been two outs and two males on base.
Boone, nonetheless, opted to award first base to Cabrera through an intentional stroll and take his possibilities in opposition to left-handed slugger Austin Meadows.
Southpaw Lucas Luetge was on the mound for the Bombers.
Boone most popular his lefty pitcher to face the lefty-hitting Meadows as an alternative of the righty-hitting Cabrera.
Nonetheless, it was Meadows the one who hit a double that scored two extra runs and turned the sport at 3-0.
Not solely did Boone’s choice backfire, however he’s now public enemy primary in Detroit.
Cabrera Will Get Extra Probabilities
Followers booed his choice like there was no tomorrow.
Cabrera, in the meantime, wasn’t nervous, mad, or tense after the sport.
On the contrary, he was unfastened and relaxed.
“Miguel Cabrera got here out of the clubhouse laughing and yelling ‘that’s the attractive sport of baseball’ and went on to fulfill a few of his family and friends,” ESPN’s Marly Rivera tweeted.
Miguel Cabrera got here out of the clubhouse laughing and yelling “that’s the attractive sport of baseball” and went on to fulfill a few of his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/Ua04n5360t
— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) April 21, 2022
Happily for the Tigers and Cabrera, there’s a tomorrow: they are going to face the Colorado Rockies over the weekend, at Comerica Park.