This one is going to leave a mark!
Down 9-2, the Tigers offense came all the way back to tie the score at 9, then Mark Lowe entered the game.
Ok, so yesterday I was critical of Ausmus, I thought he should have taken JV out of the game in the 8th on Monday. His pitches were up in the zone and the bottom of the order were hitting the ball hard. However, had he gone to the pen, the result probably would have been the same.
In yesterday’s game, I don’t think there was anything Ausmus could have done. The bullpen is an abomination and Anibal Sanchez is worse. Sanchez has to come out of the rotation, but replace him with whom? Mark Lowe can’t come pitch in close games, if at all anymore, but what do you do with him and who replaces him? Sanchez to the bullpen? Lowe DFA?
I’m not sure Buck Farmer is an answer to either the pen or the rotation.
This is ugly.