Tigers, JV Head Into Break On High Note…

with win this afternoon over Texas.

The Tigers took the rubber game of the series 5-0 today.  JV pitched 7 strong, allowing only 1 hit, and striking out 3.

Smyly and Benoit came in and recorded the last 6 outs.

Verlander actually had a no-hitter with two outs in the 6th before Mitch Moreland broke it up with a double in the gap between right and center.

For as much as I’ve complained this year, I’m actually pretty satisfied at the break.  The Tigers are 10 games over .500 and have a 3 game lead in the central.

Here’s what I’m hoping for in the second half:

  1. The offense gets more consistent, with better at-bats late in games.
  2. Victor continues his recent pace.
  3. JV looks like the JV of the last two years
  4. Someone else in the bullpen steps up to help Smyly and Benoit
  5. The Tigers end their 29 World Series drought

Is that too much to ask for?

“God, I love baseball.” – Roy Hobbs | The Natural

3 thoughts on “Tigers, JV Head Into Break On High Note…

  1. Agree with your wish list, adding that Fielder needs to start hitting. If not they aren’t going to pitch to Cabrera at all. If he doesn’t start hitting like he is paid to, then this team is doomed to the same failures as the past couple of years. He has been pretty pathetic lately and the only thing hiding his ailing power is the resurgence of VMart.

    Here is to a great second half!

  2. 1&2 go together…….you get 3&4 #5 should fall into place. You need to find someone who looks like Santa and give him your list. Amen Sark! Peace Out!

  3. OK, I have a prediction, I think both Rondon and Coke are going to have great second halves. It will be a Tiger/Cardinals World Series, with the Tigers winning in 6.

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