The White Sox overtake the Tigers with a six-run eighth inning for the win
For my third trip to Detroit in the past four years, I decided to take in a three-game set against the White Sox, who I saw the previous year in Chicago. Little did I know that the series would take place over the Players Weekend, which is a time for uniforms that are slightly goofy and nicknames on player jerseys which are even goofier. It was somewhat entertaining, so I hope the players enjoy it.
Michael Fulmer did a great job shutting down the White Sox over 4 2/3 scoreless innings with seven strikeouts. He quickly ran up his pitch count, leaving the game with 111 pitches thrown way too early in the evening. In the eighth inning, the White Sox tagged three different Tigers pitchers for six hits and two walks to take the lead after being behind all night.
I left my seat to wander the stadium at the end of the 7th inning. So, while the White Sox piled on for six added runs in the 8th to win the game, I was eating process meats, taking photos and admiring the park.
On top of enjoying a Polish sausage and a Terrapin Hopsecutioner at the Motor City Bar, I noticed two additional great things about Comerica Park. First, the seats within twelve rows of the fields are very spacious. While I’m not a massive guy, I enjoyed the extra space and not feeling squeezed between the people sitting next to me. Second, the loose deck chairs in the upper 100’s are a nice touch and add a relaxed feel to that section.