DETROIT: It was not a good night for Justin Masterson, who led the way to the Indians' seventh loss in a row, a 10-2 shellacking to the Tigers at Comerica Park.
He regretted not being able to lift his teammates out of the doldrums, but he did have some good news.
“”I’m disappointed, and the biggest reason is that I let the team down,’’ he said after tonight's game. “”We continue on a bad run right now, and I was hoping to help turn it around.
“”But on a better note, my wife is going to donate all the present and future profits from her cookie business to charity. That’s a little bit of a bright note.’’
A couple of things aside from bad pitching -- seven runs, 10 hits allowed in four innings -- went against Masterson: a first-inning double that Ezequiel Carrera lost in the sun that led to a run and a bloop that fell between Carrera and Asdrubal Cabrera (either could have caught the ball) later on.
To that, Masterson said, ""That's part of the game. It's OK. But sometimes I think that outside forces are trying to bring me down.''
Masterson seemed to be smiling when he said that.