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