In yesterday’s post I mentioned that the Tigers have no answer for the 3-5 starting slots and unfortunately Kyle Ryan doesn’t provide one. The offense staked him to an early three run lead that he promptly squandered.
Ryan couldn’t complete three innings and he departed the Tigers were down 5-3.
All things considered the pen did a good job. They were called on to pitch 7.2 innings, allowing 9 hits, 2 earned runs, 3 walks, and struck out seven. If that were the starters line the outcome would have probably been different.
Alex Wilson pitched another 2.1 strong innings last night and, ‘where would the Tigers be without him’? How many more times can they call on him and ask him to pitch multiple innings?
I’ve been very critical of Nick “The Quick” Castellanos. Last night, he followed up the first four hit game of this career with a two run shot. I hope he stays hot and consistent. I really don’t want to see him traded. I’d like to see some home grown talent on this team.