Tigers 10 Twins 8

It wasn’t pretty.  It wasn’t easy. It was, however, a win.

This team is in a lot of trouble if they can’t field better than what they displayed on Monday night.  Three errors almost cost the Tigers a game in which they lead 8-0 after the first inning.

The pitching is what it is but the Tigers can’t afford to give any team extra outs.

One good sign is that K-Rod pitched another clean 9th inning for the save.  Perhaps he’s getting on track?

I’m not overly excited about the 10 run outburst.  I hope you’ll excuse me, but I’ve seen the show before.  Let’s see what they do the next 5-6 games.

A win is a win and I’ll take it.

Orioles 7 Tigers 5

The the Tigers could have add on runs but if you can’t hold a 5-0 lead, you are in a lot of trouble.

Ladies and Gentleman, the Tigers are in a lot of trouble. The starters are only good for 5-6 innings and the bullpen may be the worst we have seen since, well, 2015.

BA sat Nick “The Quick” the night before.  He’s back in the lineup yesterday and goes 0-5.

The only manager worse than Ausmus is Robin Ventura.

Speaking of Ventura, remember when Nolan Ryan beat him into a conniption?

http://flashinleather.mlblogs.com/2013/08/04/a-gem-from-mario-impemba/

Nationals 3 Tigers 2

Zimmerman was good but Max was on fire.  That being said, despite striking out 20 times the Tigers still had chances but couldn’t get the key hit.

Now, can someone explain why Brad Ausmus didn’t have Nick “The Quick” in the lineup?  I understand there is no designated hitter but how do you sit Casteallanos in the middle of this run he’s on.  This might be crazy but Miggy should have been the odd man out today.

How do you sit Nick “The Quick” ?

Nationals 5 Tigers 4

Make it seven losses in a row. Again, the bullpen couldn’t hold a lead.  And again, Mark Lowe is doing his best Joba Chamberlain imitation.  I think it’s time to try someone other than Lowe.

From what I’ve seen so far, the 2016 season is looking like a disaster.  The starters aren’t pitching late into the game and the bullpen is, well, an abomination.  Hmmmm, this sounds familiar.

Pattern?

It is looking like it.

Thirty games into the season the Tigers are 14-16.  They win five in a row and then lose 5 or 6 in a row.  This looks a lot like last year when nothing was in sync. When the starters are good, they get no run support.  When the offense is good, the pitching gives up 5+ runs.  I won’t get into the bullpen  either.

Unfortunately, I think we are in for another long season.

I hope I’m wrong.

Tigers 9 Twins 2

Well the offense seems to have woken up.  The Tigers have won three in a row, four of five and Miggy hit a ball into a conniption.  I don’t think I’ve seen power like that from Miggy in over year.

Oh yeah, you still have to pitch to win and Michael Fulmer did a pretty good job.  He lasted five innings, allowed two earned on seven hits.  He struck out four and only issued one free pass.

Details…

apparently, Monday’s offensive explosion was an aberration because the bats went quiet again Tuesday night putting up another ZERO.

Mike Pelfrey, wasn’t as bad as his final line.  He was charge with five runs but his defense didn’t help help him. In the top of the fourth, when the A’s scored three, Jose Iglesias dropped a strike from Salty that would have caught the runner at first stealing. Later in the inning, Nick Castellanos dropped a cut-off through from Justin Upton that would have cut the runner down at third.  Both of these runners ended up scoring.

The devil is in the details; shoddy fielding along with bad base running are ingredients for disaster.

Side Note: Justin Upton was flashin leather.  He made a home run saving catch early in the game.