They’re back! After a brief hiatus, the two-run Tigers, returned to Comerica Park. The Lobber was fine. The bullpen was fine. The bats were an abomination. There is no excuse for offensive production, or lack there of, of this magnitude. Victor needs to sit down for a month. He can’t hit left handed. He can’t run, although I thought he was safe at first. I sound like a broken record but you can’t ask a pitching staff to hold other teams to two runs or less every night. Somebody has to step up and get a clutch, two-out, run producing, base hit, like Iggy had a few nights ago.
I’m as guilty of this as anyone, I’m always looking to Miggy, but it doesn’t look like anybody is going to pitch to him even if his numbers aren’t great in night games; not with Victor hitting .216. J.D. seems to be coming out his funk but he’s not driving in a lot of runs and I’m not exactly sure what Castellanos is doing. The middle of this lineup looks bad.