The Tigers seven game win streak ended at the hands of the Astros last night in 11 innings.
The Tigers, technically, got a quality start from Justin Verlander. He pitched six innings and allowed three earned runs. But that’s not a $30 million start. I have no problem when players, or anybody else, make as much as they can, but “to whom much is given, much is expected.” I expect more than six innings and three earned runs for $30 million.
JV struck out 8 and walked only 1 but had to throw enough pitches to get through 6 that he couldn’t come out for the seventh. I guess he’s been better recently but not $30 million better. His ERA is down to 4.80.
I’m hoping that the Tigers can take at least one game in Houston. Remember the last road trip the Tigers started 6-0?
Let’s not repeat that.
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