You can’t pitch or play defense well enough to win when your high priced offense can only manage 2 runs in 3 games.
Freeway Ricky was smokin balls. You could blame the loss on Joba who gave up the go ahead homer in the eighth, but the offense only scored ONE run.
Here’s a team rule that needs to be instituted immediately if not sooner. No Tigers pitcher should be allowed to throw to any base other than first. For whatever reason, starting with the 2006 World Series, when pitchers put on a Tigers uniform, they can’t throw to second or third.
The unearned run tied the game, but again, the offense scored one run.
WTF is going on with Miggy. All of the sudden the can’t take a walk anymore? In an average season he walks 77 times. Through 101 games he has taken 37 BBs. This year he’s on pace to walk just 59 times, which is why is hitting .309, which is good, but not $30 million good.
I know a lot of people don’t care about batting average but I do. A high batting average and OBP means that even when you don’t have a chance to drive in runs, you are still getting on base for someone else to drive you in. I know that’s not saying much on this team, but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
“God I love baseball.” -Roy Hobbs | The Natural
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I only watched this game to see RP pitch, and he didn’t disappoint.. Unfortunately the offense checked out mentally after Thursday night.. Hence the extremely poor at-bats.. As for pickoffs at 2nd base, these are very low percentage plays that should only be attempted when the defender is on the base.. Otherwise there are too many moving parts to execute that play properly… I just made that comment Saturday at my own senior game, when our pitcher made the same unsuccessful attempt.. Not sure what it will take to get this team interested the majority of games?? They seem only interested in winning this division.. Unfortunately this attitude will assure them of playing the majority of playoff games on the road… And with things playing out as they are now, their season will end in Anaheim..