A few nights ago, in Wrigley Field, after our new pitcher, Daniel Norris, hit a HR at his first major league at bat, a rainbow appeared. One of the few bright spots of a dismal season. Last night, Verlander pitched up to form, but with ZERO run support, it was a wasted effort.
Due to the mediocrity of the AL, it still possible for the Tigers to get a 2nd Wild Card spot.
Friday night, Tigers and Twins. A wasted Verlander effort. How can a team lose in the 9th with a six run lead? That loss sucked the life out of the team--as evidenced by the flat play on Saturday and Sunday.We are as close to death as we can be.It is silly to make getting the second wild card our goal. I think we are something like three games out from the second wildcard. We might as well be thirty games out.I don't want the Tigers to do this, but the best thing to do...
The Tigers are just barely a .500 team.
Cabrera will be out for 6 weeks.
Most of our pitchers are weak. Today, the Tigers earned 5 runs, and that was not enough.
Verlander is done.
On the positive side, J D Martinez has a hot bat. HR #23, today. McCann, the catcher, is a beast. A superb athlete.
A perfect summer day to see a ball game. Perfect seats--right by the Tiger dugout.
And the closing pitcher, Rondon, gave it all away in spite of another heroic effort by JD Martinez.
I fear this season is doomed. My greater fear is that the team owners will blow up the team. I fear that they will trade David Price to get something for him before his contract runs out.