Not sure if it was AM/PM or volume or they finally found the flaw in the thought to be foolproof wake-up call. Whatever it was, the Detroit Tigers didn't wake up from their long rest in time for Game 1 of the World Series -- they fell to the Cardinals 7-2 and will try to even the series tonight.
25-year-old Anthony Reyes was tremendous for the Cards, allowing just two runs over eight innings. The Tigers, who had six full days of rest since finishing their sweep of the A's in the ALCS on October 14, managed just four hits off the righty.
Justin Verlander, pitching for the first time since October 11, struck out eight in his five innings but allowed seven runs, six of which were earned.
The Tigers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first, but Scott Rolen tied the game in the second with a home run. In the third the Cards would take a 4-1 lead on an RBI-double by designated hitter Chris Duncan and a two-run homer from Albert Pujols. St Louis got three more in the seventh to extend their lead to 7-1 before Craig Monroe hit a solo home run to lead off the ninth with the game out of reach.
Game 2 is tonight. Jeff Weaver faces Kenny Rogers. In the post-season the two have combined to allow four runs in 31 2/3 innings. All four have been allowed by Weaver, who has gone 2-1 with a 2.16 ERA. Rogers is 2-0 and has allowed seven hits in 15 scoreless innings.
The Saguaros beat the Javelinas 6-4 in Arizona Fall League action yesterday. Their record improves to 6-5. Zack Segovia continued his impressive run, throwing two more scoreless innings while allowing a single and a walk. In four games Segovia has allowed two hits and two walks in 7 2/3 innings without being charged with a run. Jaramillo was 1-for-4 with a walk.
It shouldn't be long before the Phillies know what, if anything, is going on with Jamie Moyer for next season.