The Tigers seem to be pretty upset about last night’s 4-3 extra innings loss at the hands of the Rays, but it isn’t the loss alone that’s not sitting well with the team especially manager Jim Leyland and slugger Miguel Cabrera.
Much of the tension is stemming from the 10th inning when former Tiger reliever Fernando Rodney threw a high and tight pitch to Cabrera who didn’t take it very lightly given Rodney’s notable wildness. Cabrera eventually struck out during the at bat but the initial sequence kept Cabrera steamed as he headed back to dugout continuing to yell expletives towards either Rodney, the Rays dugout or both.
Leyland commented after the game that he didn’t believe his former reliever intentionally threw at Cabrera’s head but did stress that if you can’t control your inside pitches then you shouldn’t be pitching inside.
“I didn’t think there was anything last night that went on,” Leyland said, referring to intention. “I was just asked my opinion about it and I had the sa