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Astros drop a heartbreaker to the Tigers 4-3

We could pin this on fan interference, but at the end of the day, Jose Valverde blew the save.  I'm not sure what hurts worse: Former Astro Josh Anderson dealing the final blow? or my brain trying to wrap my mind around the Darin Erstad for Lee, Matt Kata for Erstad, Jason Michaels for Geoff Blum switches at the end of the game (not to mention the line up or Ortiz being allowed to hit to throw another 1/3 of an inning)?

Russ Ortiz had a strong outing: 7.1 IP, 5K, 0BB, 6H, 2ER and it was squandered.  There are positives to take away because the bull pen wasn't stretched and the Brewers, Cardinals, and Cubs are en route to losses right now.

I could write more, but I don't want to take away from the power of this graphic, which demonstrates Valvede's astounding -.662 WPA for the day:



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