Royals 5 Tigers 2

There goes the ’84 feeling.

JV looked pretty good for six innings then blew up in the seventh.  He’s just running bad.  And when you’re running bad everything seems to go against you.  That’s what happened to JV.

In his defense, he only gave up one hard hit ball and didn’t get much help from his friends in the pen.  Ian Krol recorded the second out but Everyday Al gave up a two run single to Omar Infante.

I really need to look up the Tigers bullpen record on stranding runs.  The eye-test says they’re an abomination.  I wonder what the numbers say?

OK, Miggy is worrying me.  He took another ofer today.  He got a bunch of hits in the first game, as did everyone else, then I don’t think he got a hit in the final three games.  This seems to be a reoccurring theme, one game he gets 3 or 4 hits then disappears for a few games.  This is not what I expect for $30 million a year.

Between Verlander and Cabrera, the Tigers are getting $60 million worth of , not good enough. “For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.” Luke 12:48(KJV)

This is the worst week of the summer.  After the ASG, not baseball for two days.

“God I love baseball.” Roy Hobbs | The Natural


2 thoughts on “Royals 5 Tigers 2

  1. Yea Miggy against BC…thought that would have been different. Need to look at the replay to see if JV’s pitches were “fat” or good hitting. I suspect he is closer to mortal and should take a page from Chen’s book on pitching. That said Crippy you are right the pen was not a help and come fall that type of performance will not work.

  2. The hernia surgeries have affected both players, and not sure they fully recovered in time for the strain of a full season.. JV had to rebuild his delivery mid-season and the results haven’t been great so far, but we’ll have to wait and see.. Miggy’s bat speed has been affected, as we see by his warning track power.. He’ll still hit for a decent average and knock in his share of runs, but pitchers are not as fearful.. I don’t think either will return to the form we’re accustomed to, until next year.. They both could use some time in the gym to get to full strength.. This is not a medical opinion, but an opinion based on the eyeball test..

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