April 28th, 2009
According to Elias Sports Bureau, tonight was just the second time in Major League history that a scoreless game was broken up by a double-digit inning in the seventh or later. Cincinnati put up a 10-run 13th inning for a 10-0 win at Brooklyn on May 15, 1919.
The Tigers will go with a 13-man pitching staff for now. They recalled left-hander Clay Rapada from Triple-A Toledo today and sent utilityman Jeff Larish back to the Mud Hens.
There are two ways to look at this. First, the Tigers were likely going to need another lefty reliever after Bobby Seay worked three straight days. The other is that they really didn’t have much playing time for Larish, who had just 17 at-bats this season. Carlos Guillen’s limitations to DH recently because of his sore right Achilles tendon, plus Josh Anderson’s emergence in left field, worked against Larish.