The same recipe yields the same results. Well almost.
JV lasted 6.2 innings, allowed 3 runs, and got the win. The normal recipe calls for 7 complete but The Amazing, Everyday Al, was able to get the third out in the 7th to preserve the lead and the win.
I’m happy JV got the win. I’m happy the Tigers got the win. But let’s not kid ourselves, JV wasn’t good tonight. The Diamondbacks hit a lot of balls hard but had little to show for it.
A little more honesty, The Amazing, Everyday Al is not good. I cringed when BA brought him in. Almost as much as I cringed when Nathan came on in the ninth. I can’t help wondering if the situation were the same, in a must win game, would BA ask Joba for four outs?
That being said, The Amazing, Everyday Al is as good, if not better, than any other option out of the pen, except Joba.
Freeway Ricky goes tomorrow and God willing I’ll be there again.
“God I love baseball.” -Roy Hobbs | The Natural
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The first 3 innings had the look of a no-hitter. His slider was sharp and fastball location really good. Then he lost it in the 4th. At least he almost got the requisite 7 innings in. I think the role AA played last night is perfect for him – get one hitter out and then leave before he hangs a slider. He’s too in love with that pitch. Still not much hitting against a guy who was recently pitching in the independent league…. But a good win nonetheless.