I think we can put to rest the stories about JV losing his velocity. He threw 17 pitches tonight at 95 MPH or above. Instead, I think his issues have been command and not pitching inside. That being said, he pitched well tonight. He went seven and two thirds and allowed three runs, struck out seven and walked one. Really, his only blemish to was the homer to Kyle Seagar. At least it wasn’t to the Ackley Kid. 🙂
I know Seattle is not really a powerhouse team but the Tigers don’t seem to play very well there so this was a very impressive outing for JV.
Ok, it is way past time to say this but Miggy and Victor are smokin balls! Miggy hit a two run shot and Victor hit a three run homer after Legendary Lloyd McClendon intentionally walked Miggy in front of him.
Let’s see if Smyly can put in a good performance tomorrow.
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