which is a good thing. I’ve been delinquent with my game analysis because I’m suffering from debilitating back pain. It makes it very hard for me to sit behind my computer for more than a few minutes at a time. In fact, I had a major ordeal just getting back home so I can see a doctor..
That being said, I have been able to listen to the games on my iPhone, my third favorite gadget behind my iPad and satellites radio, and JV is starting to piss me off. He gave up five runs today and from what I can tell the majority of the runs came off of hanging breaking balls. If he can’t throw that pitch decently, perhaps he needs to scrap it or throw it less; MUCH LESS.
On another note, JV’s real trouble started with two out in the fifth. With David Lough at first it looked, and sounded like, Verlander struck out Machado and the inning should have been over. Unfortunately, home plate umpire, John Tumpane, decided to change the strike zone. JV walked Machado on what had been a strike all day long, and before we knew it, the O’s had put five on the board.
OK, I’m in a pissy mood but if a pitch is getting hammered why keep throwing it? Is it just hubris? It didn’t cost the Tigers today but JV better get his head out of his ass before it becomes costly.
Like I said, I’m in pain and in a mood but I’m happy for the win!
“God I love baseball.” Roy Hobbs | The Natural