Ok, so, that 1984 euphoric feeling is fading just a little. What bothered me most about tonight’s game was JV. He’s the Tigers Ace. And we needed him to be a stopper tonight. After a rough outing from Smyly last night, the Tigers needed seven strong innings from JV but didn’t even get a quality start.
What makes this more troubling is this is JV’s third non-quality start in a row.
The offense doesn’t get a free pass for tonight either. They squandered chances to cash in runs mostly by grounding into three double plays.
So, eight games in to the road trip, the Tigers are 6-2, not bad, but avoiding a sweep tomorrow afternoon would go a long way to regaining the warm and fuzzies.
Also, I thought the strike zone was an abomination for both pitchers. Before Verlander even took the mound I was complaining to Nebraska that home plate umpire, Gabe Morales, was squeezing Trevor Bauer.
Let’s hope Max can be the stopper.
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