Some times pitchers have it, some times they don't. That's been the story for Nate Robertson, as he's either been lights out, or struggled mightily. Friday night was the first start of the year in which he was simply unimpressive, but not outright bad.
Robertson was still able to make it 6 innings, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits with 2 strikeouts. Al Levine and Esteban Yan were able to shut the White Sox out the rest of the way, but the damage had already been done. It was Robertson's fifth loss of the year.
Esteban Loaiza wasn't exactly on his game either - giving up 4 runs, including 2 Home Runs, over his 6 innings of work. But his bottom line was better than Robertson's, and in turn he picked up the win for his effort.
At the plate, Omar Infante continued to perform, launching a solo shot - his 10th of the year. Carlos Pena also had a solo Home Run. The Tigers All Stars, Carlos Guillen and Ivan Rodriguez, had 2 hits apiece, but it wasn't enough.
The Tigers will try and get back on the winning track on Saturday when Jason Johnson face Scott Schoenweis at 8:05pm. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Detroit.