Ok. What’s going on with the seventh inning? The last two games, Verlander on Sunday, Sanchez today, Tigers starters have smoked balls for six innings, then blew up in the seventh.
Tonight, Sanchez was dealing for six innings. He was tossing a shut out, striking out seven and walking one. He couldn’t record an out in the seventh. He was charged with four runs.
Did I mention, the bullpen didn’t help him out any?
- Ian Krol was charged with a run and didn’t retire anybody.
- Everyday Al, got two big outs then gave up two bombs.
- Phil Coke pitched an inning, didn’t give up a run, but walked two.
- Chad Smith pitched an inning and gave up two runs.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise but this might be the worst bullpen in history. They suck.
If the starters can’t give the Tigers seven innings, I don’t like their chances.
Double header tomorrow.
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