This time the Indians actually got some actual base runners and some runs, but because David Huff couldn't go more than three innings, they had to empty out their bullpen, with the expected results.
The epicenter of recent bullpen disasters has been Tony Sipp, who until the start of the road trip had been one of the best relievers in baseball. But today he gave up 5 earned runs, bringing his road trip total to 11 (in 1 inning of work). Sipp came into the game with the Indians trailing 7-6, and when he left, the score was 12-6. And he wasn't brought into a particularly difficult situation; he faced the bottom of the Tigers order, but walked Gerald Laird and fell behind Adam Everett before giving up a hit to the light-hitting shortstop. When he reached the top of the order, those unforced pitching errors came back to bite him.
|Highest WPA||Lowest WPA|
|Shin-Soo Choo||.179||David Huff||-.361|
|Jason Donald||.111||Tony Sipp||-.205|
|Lou Marson||.094||Trevor Crowe||-.116|