9/22/2015 – Bautista nailed the Ackley kid at third then Chris Young at home. This reminds me a little of Dave Parker in the 1979 All-Star game he nailed Jim Rice at third and Brian Downing at home.
Despite giving up four runs and 10 hits in 7.1 innings, I thought Kyle Lobstein pitched very well. We has the victim of Eric Hosmer beating “the shift” with a bunt and a few seeing eye base hits. I guess that’s what happens when you put the ball in play. For a fifth starter, I’m not sure you can ask for more than Lobstein has given the Tigers this season.
The offense is maddening. I know statistically they are in the top of every category but it is the same song and dance every year, inconstancy. Ten runs one game then nothing for a week. Even tonight when they didn’t get a hit until the eighth inning, they had base runners courtesy of walks but couldn’t even put the ball in play to plate a run. This team is striking out at an alarming rate. The strikeouts combined with the double plays does not bode well for winning close games. Again, it is the same old story. Nothing changes. I think it is time to clean house from Dombrowski all the way down. This formula is has not, is not, and in my humble opinion, will not work.
What is the story with hitting Chris Young? Miggy is hitting under .200 for his career against him. Ok, perhaps he’s got Miggy’s number but what about everybody else? Is he suddenly Greg Maddux? WTF?