The offense is still AWOL. However, last night, the CY Young Award winner, David Price, showed up and shut down the Royals. Thanks to Price, the Tigers have a chance to salvage a split in this series.
In my post yesterday, I lamented the inconsistency of the Tigers offense. Prior to the game, Mario and Rod showed a statistic validating my complaint. I don’t have the number committed to memory but I believe the graphic showed that the Tigers lead the league both in games scoring two runs or less and games scoring 10 runs or more. Like I said yesterday, this goes beyond this year, this is a problem with philosophy. It is a stubborn philosophy that has plagued this team for the last 5-8 years and they refuse to change.
Victor can’t hit right now, left handed, to save his life. Defenses play “the shift” on him and give him the entire left side of the field but he won’t take his single. I know he can run but with the way the defense is playing him he doesn’t have to. Same thing with Avila.
I believe someone a lot smarter than me once said “doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.”
Mr. Illitch, I know you are a regular reader, it is time for a different direction. Start with DD and BA.