This was actually a pretty well played game. It lacked offense but I like a pitcher’s dual once in a while; just as long as I don’t have to tip my cap to every ham & egger toes the slab against us. Both Price and Tillman were smokin balls. The Tigers should have cashed a run in the bottom of the first when they had a runner on third with one out but Tillman looked like a top of the rotation guy last night.
David Price gutted out seven impressive innings allowing a single run on a solo shot by Manny Machado while striking out 12 and walking 1. Alex Wilson did what he does and pitched a clean 8th. Krol got a LONG out to lead off the 9th. Then Rondon essentially put the game out of reach by giving up two runs. He needs to a bus ticket south about an hour.
Rondon did not pitch well and I can’t and won’t defend him. But Anthony Gose could have bailed him out by making a catch he makes 9 out of 10 times.
It seems like things just are not working out for this team. It doesn’t seem to be in the cards. Unfortunately, I listened to 97.1 for a few minutes yesterday and some blow hard was talking about how if he were a season ticket holder he would be offended if the Tigers traded David Price. I am a season ticket holder and here’s what offends me, charging $10.50 for three chicken fingers.