The Red Sox put a beating on the Tigers tonight the likes of which I haven’t seen in a long time.
Rick Porcello was absolutely awful. He gave up three home runs, walked four, allowed 9 runs, 8 earned in only 5 innings of work.
Not be outdone were the Amazing Al and Jeremy Bonderman. These two looked like they were a) throwing batting practice b) auditioning to pitch in next year’s home run derby or c) auditioning for the independent league. My guess is that it was a combination of the three.
It took the Amazing Al two pitches to wipe Ricky’s slate clean and start one of his own. After “relieving” Porcello in the 6th with the bases loaded, Will Middlebrooks took Amazing Al’s second pitch and hit a grand slam over the Green Monster.
Jeremy Bonderman “relieved” the Amazing Al and tried to make us forget how horrible Alburquerqe was. It didn’t work.
I don’t have the words to describe this abomination.
I guess the only good thing to come out of this game is that Jim Leyland has a pretty good idea who won’t be coming out of the bullpen should the Tigers make the post season.
Did I mention, Iggy got hurt and left the game with bilateral shin splints?
Unfortunately, when Miggy grounded out to short last night with the bases loaded the opportunity for the Tigers to win their first series in Boston since August of 2006 went out the window. The pitching absolutely imploded.
The only thing we can do is try to forget this one and look at trying to win a series this weekend in Kansas City.
It won’t be easy.
“God I love baseball.” -Roy Hobbs | The Natural
4 thoughts on “THRASHED!”
As disturbing as this game was, the thing that burned me the most was the 5th run Boston scored. Single, stolen base, throwing error, sac fly….
As long as the Tigers allow 100% of base stealers they are going to get broomed out in the first round. All the playoff teams have base stealers and will be able to manufacture runs, which in the playoffs are golden. Every team will be fearless in there ability to get the extra bases.
Aside from all the add-on runs they got that 5th run was the end of this game, as the Tigers bats had already started to go silent. Need to get a healthy Miggy back this weekend. Iggy should wrap those shins tight. Had those when running track -very painful. He’ll be back soon.
Ya know the Reds/Cards are in the 15th Reds were down 1 and tied it with a stolen base and hit…….regardless of how that turns out Sark you have a very good point! The ice cubes don’t stand a chance!
You’re both right. And all three of us have been saying it on this blog for a long time. The biggest problem might not be that the Tigers can’t run, The biggest problem is that they can’t stop it. When was the last time the Tigers threw a runner out?
The last time the Tigers threw out a base runner was 23 STRAIGHT STEAL ATTEMPTS BACK! Yea 23 straight steals against the Kitty’s who own the second worst record in the A.L. and the worst percentage when it comes to throwing out runners. Go to the Free Press and read the John Lowe piece on speed and realize two things (1) He reads this blog (2) Be afraid……….