Lots happened to make this game memorable. Amber C went above and beyond and got 300 Kid’s Club prizes. My daughter won NHL2K11 for the Wii, a game which had just released.
On the way to the game I had a hard time getting to my usual parking area on Washington because Transformers 3 was filming in the area south of the stadium. It was interesting to see the Styrofoam they used to make the street look torn up and a model of some sort of vehicle. Of course with the Michigan film maker tax credit I wondered how much I was paying to be inconvenienced, too.
Verlander pitched his second consecutive complete game. This was a shut out until the Twins scored an unearned run in the ninth. The Tigers won 10-1.
It was a windy day and Cabrera and Peralta hit high fly balls that the wind helped into the bullpen. Wells hit one right after Peralta’s. Casper’s left no doubt about whether it would clear the wall without the wind, however.
Brandon Inge recorded his 1097th and 1098th strike outs as a Tiger. This leaves him one short of Lou Whitaker’s all time record. I appreciate Brandon trying to complete the feat before the team takes to the road for the last week of play. It’s a good thing we had signs made!