WOW! The Tigers got their second straight shut out win over the Pirates and took the three game series, in a place they historically don’t play well, 2-1.
What can I say about Alfredo Simon, he was SMOKIN’ BALLS!
I wasn’t expecting much from this series. The Tigers struggles in Pittsburgh have been well documented and I wasn’t sure what they’d get from Simon. I didn’t think he looked that good in his first start. I surely wasn’t expecting an eight inning, two hit, shut out.
Going into this series I figured the Tigers would have a chance in the first two games, with Sanchez and Greene pitching, but not much with Simon going tonight. I thought this was a throw away game. I was wrong and glad for it.
Is it too early to say I might be wrong about Soria as well? I hope so.
Nebraska, to answer your question, “Someone remind me tomorrow why we let the pitcher lead off the eighth inning with over 90 pitches and a day off Thursday?” I think you answered it yourself. BULLPEN! Remember, with this bullpen, less is more.
I like 8-1.