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:
- The offense gets more consistent, with better at-bats late in games.
- Victor continues his recent pace.
- JV looks like the JV of the last two years
- Someone else in the bullpen steps up to help Smyly and Benoit
- The Tigers end their 29 World Series drought
Is that too much to ask for?
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