JV’s third no-hitter would have been a nice saving grace to an otherwise dismal season. It was no to be. However, I think it is safe to say Verlander is back to being a legitimate ace. He was smokin balls, all night. He had legitimate no-hit stuff. He made one mistake to a .188 hitter and didn’t get any luck. That’s the way this season has gone for him. The Tigers did get him some runs so got his second win of the season.
Yes my friends, Miggy is that damn good and for the last two seasons, J.D. is just a notch, maybe two below; he’s pretty damn good too.
Miggy, J.D. and Castellanos each hit conniption shots. Do you remember yesterday when I asked why would the Angels pitch to Cabrera in the eighth? Why would they pitch to him with first base open today? They must don’t know. They got burned today.
I’d like to see Miggy win the batting title at .350 +. I’d like to see J.D. drive in 100+ runs. I’d like Castellanos to get to 20 home runs and JV finish with an ERA at 3.20 or less. These are the things that keep me watching.
Jose Miguel Cabrera is that damn good. Let’s hope he stays healthy.
Nebraska, I wish I could have joined you Pal. I miss you! You didn’t by any chance cough up $12 for 3 chicken fingers did you? 🙂
Hat Tip: Sark
Robbing James McCann 8/25/2014
It’s hard to believe he grade below average defensively.
Seven runs should be enough to win a game but you know the story. Basically, I’m tuning in to watch J.D. Martinez, James McCann, hopefully Miggy win a batting title, and perhaps JV return to an ace level pitcher. Other than that, there’s not a whole lot to watch.
If the Tigers were getting anything out of Victor, this offense would be putting up numbers like the Blue Jays, but he’s is just a wasted spot in the order. He is very difficult to watch. He’s doing nothing.
If I were Huston Street I wouldn’t have pitched to Miggy in the eighth. I don’t care if he were 0-20 against me. He’s hitting just under .500 since his return from the DL and Victor was on deck. No way. Actually, I don’t care who was on deck. The Angels are lucky Miggy didn’t burn them.
VerHagen looked pretty good tonight.
FYI: Nick Castellanos’s base running is exponentially worse than his fielding.
I wonder how playoff ticket sales are going?
From his knees on Sunday, 8/23/2015, to cut down a base runner.
Listen to Rod Allen say “he needs a license to carry that gun”.
I love Rod. I wish he they would just leave him as the color guy for all of the games. Nothing agains Jack Morris, he is my all-time favorite pitcher/Tigers player, but Rod is the best. He makes this crappy baseball bearable to watch. I often said he was the best thing about the 2003 season. So if anyone from the Tigers or Fox is reading, leave Rod alone and let him do the games.
And do something about the $12 chicken fingers.