Bronson Arroyo isn't quite a household name, but the Tigers sure made him look like one on Thursday night.
Jason Johnson's raw numbers weren't bad at all - 5 innings, 2 earned runs (plus 1 unearned run), 2 walks, 5 strikeouts. But what the numbers don't show is that Johnson struggled throughout the game, constantly trying to keep the Tigers close after allowing baserunners. Johnson set himself back plenty from the very start, when he needed 58 pitches just to get through the first 2 innings. Jamie Walker would allow the final run in the 8th in his 2/3 of an inning of work.
The Tigers didn't have much going at the plate - with their lone run coming off a wild throw by Red Sox Catcher Doug Mirabelli, attempting to catch Omar Infante leading off too far from 3rd base. The ball ricocheted off Ivan Rodriguez's bat and into foul territory in Left Field. Carlos Guillen also had a pair of hits.