Tom Glavine vs. Nate Robertson. It turned out to be an even draw, each pitcher did well, neither got a decision. But despite the loss, Tiger coaches have to be pleased that their youngster matched (if not outdid) Glavine. Glavine's stat line: 7 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K. Robertson's stat line: 7 2/3 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K.
Robertson did well, but Danny Patterson couldn't keep the Mets offense off the scoreboard. Patterson came on in the 9th, and after retiring the first 2 batters, gave up a walk-off Home Run to Mets CF Mike Cameron, his 9th of the year. Patterson took the loss to fall to 0-4 on the year, Braden Looper got the win in relief for New York.
The Tigers had very little going offensively, especially after a potential big 1st inning was ended when Dmitri Young was tagged out at the plate. The Tigers got one run out of the inning, and Young redeemed himself later on with a solo Home Run, his 2nd of the year. The Tigers loaded the bases in the 6th, but Glavine got Jason Smith to strike out swinging, ending the threat.
Possibly the biggest note is that the only person Robertson allowed runs from was the very man he was pitching against, Tom Glavine. Glavine had a 2-run single in the 5th inning, which was responsible for all their run production, besides Cameron's Home Run in the 9th of course. Game 2 sees Jason Johnson face off against Al Leiter at 7:10pm. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Detroit.