it looks like I was too quick to pull the plug on Victor Martinez. Since I wrote my Why Victor Must Go...post he has shoved those words down my throat.
And his tear continued tonight with 3 more hits, another RBI, and has raised his average to .254.
There was a lot to like about tonight’s 8-5 win over the White Sox, not the least of which is the fact that all eight Tiger runs, were scored with two outs.
Ricky looked pretty good. He went six innings, struck out six, walked none, and allowed three earned. Ricky’s era is down to 4.80
Smyly and Benoit were good out of the pen. The only rough spot was that Bruce Rondon got roughed up a bit in the 7th.
Here’s an observation, the next time you hear a Tiger broadcaster say, “Rondon has nothing left to prove in the minors.”, strap yourself in, he’s going to start getting shelled. Tonight, on queue, after Rod Allen uttered those words, Gordon Beckham hit a home run.
A win tomorrow afternoon would be nice.
“God, I love baseball.” – Roy Hobbs | The Natural