Perhaps for only one game but Justin Verlander looked liked the Cy Young JV. He was, in two words, SMOKIN BALLS. Unfortunately, he turned over a five run lead to the bullpen in the ninth and they couldn’t hold it.
Despite the meltdown from Bruce Rondon and Joakim Soria there was a lot to like about this game. The offense scored six more runs, JV was on fire and Yoenis Cepedes made a nice catch in left to rob Joe Mauer of a double.
I’m trying not get upset at what the Tigers don’t have anymore. They haven’t had a bullpen for as long as I can remember so anything they get from them I’m gong to consider house money.