Make it three losses in a row. The Tigers went down to the Whites Sox last night 8-2.
JV was horrible. I listened to the game on my iPad. All I kept hearing about was even though his line didn’t look good, JV had good “stuff”. Guess what. They can take all that good “stuff”, roll it into a huge ball, and shove it up their arse. I don’t care what kind of “stuff” anybody has. Baseball teams need pitchers that can get people out. Right now, few on the Tigers pitching staff can do that effectively and their record shows it.
How’s that Doug Fister trade look now? Lombardozzi, isn’t even on the team. Robbie Ray is in the minors and didn’t look great when he up in the show. And Ian Krol hasn’t exactly been lights out. I know his ERA looks good but he comes into games where he is supposed to strand runners. Guess how many he stranded yesterday? ZERO! He couldn’t get Brandon “I Money” Inge out and he’s retired.
I know. I know. The Tigers needed another left hander out of the bullpen. But the caveat to that is that they needed a left hander that can get people out. If all they need is a left hander then sign me up. I can come in, throw left handed, and not get anybody out too. And I’ll do it for the league minimum or less.
By the way, Fister is 5-1 with a 2.68 ERA for the Nationals this year.
The only bright spot from yesterday is Nick Castellanos, whose glove I’ve criticized plenty, flashed some leather last night and seemed like he saved the game in the fifth inning. Unfortunately, the White Sox came to bat in the sixth.
Basically, the Tigers suck and I’m losing hope that they are going to turn it around.
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