I could talk about Joaquin Benoit blowing his second save in less than a week. I could talk about Evan Reed pitching himself off of the post season roster. Instead, I’m laying this loss right at the feet of the offense.
This offense is embarrassing. No team can pitch well enough to win with an offense like this. I know, I know, they didn’t play their A lineup the entire game. This isn’t a one game thing. This is a two season thing and frankly the lines between the A, B and C lineup are blurred beyond recognition.
This is maddening.
With the offensive explosion today the Tigers have scored 11 runs in the last five games.
Tonight they scored only one run on nine hits.
I don’t have much more to say. I’m speechless. If there is any bright spot it is that Peralta got two hits tonight and looks like he might be able to pull this left field trick off. At this point, however, I’m not sure it’s going to be enough.
I have to mention Don Kelly Flashin Leather tonight. He made a nice running catch in right for the second out in the bottom of the ninth.
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