The Tigers thumped the Indians this afternoon 8-4 and moved their 2015 record to 4-0.
Alfredo Simon looked pretty good for the first four innings. He struggled in the fifth and was ultimately able to last 5.1.
No surprises, the bullpen didn’t look that great but didn’t look horrible either. We know the pen is a chink in the armor so there is no sense kicking a dead horse. 🙂
There are two things that struck me about this game. First, the offense didn’t go in into hibernation after putting up big numbers in the two of the first three games. Also, after the Indians made it it 5-3 they came right back in the top of the 7th and got the runs back. Second, they won their first road game in Cleveland. Remember what happened when they went into Cleveland, I believe for the first time, last year?
I’m excited for the tomorrow’s match-up, Price v. Kluber. I’m not expecting the Tigers to dominate Kluber but I’d like to see some good at-bats and a least a run or two.
Did anyone see Babcock’s interview after last nights loss? Check it out, http://video.redwings.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=885&navid=DL|DET|home
3 thoughts on “So Far, So Good”
Maybe it’s just because I’m a Tiger fan, but I don’t quite get all the pundits gushing over the Indians.. They sucked last year and they look like the same crap team.. As for the Tigers, so far the hitters look much more patient at the plate. It’s early but that is my initial observation. They haven’t made any of the shitty pitching they have faced so far look like Cy Young..
Sark, EXACTLY! They haven’t been making Humpty Dumpty’s look like Nolan Ryan!!!!!!!!!
This early in the season for this much offense (even if it is the Twins & Indians) one would like to believe things should only improve. The thing that looked different to me vs last year when the wheels came off Simon BA was right there to go to the pen and didn’t let it get away. Today should be fun…