While I haven’t given up on the Tigers’ season, this series was some of the toughest baseball to watch in a long, long time.
The 6th inning was a perfect microcosm of the entire 2012 season. Prince Fielder hit a double to right field that was just out of the reach of Jeff Francoeur. Nice start, right? Except the next three hitters — the 5-6-7 hitters in the Tigers’ lineup, no less — made three outs on four pitches. Alex Gordon then led off the bottom of the 6th with a home run that was out of the reach of right fielder Brennan Boesch.
Bullets of sadness:
- If I am the Tigers, I petition the MLB to schedule all of their games against the Royals for the first half of the season and all of their games against the Indians for the second half. They might go 35-3.
- Porcello has been fantastic in his past few starts, but has gotten no love from his teammates. The defense during his starts has been awful and the offense has scored a combined four runs in 3 games.
- I have no idea why Brennan Boesch is still on this team.
- Jarrod Dyson and Lorenzo Cain have obviously sold their respective souls to the devil for Torii Hunter’s defensive skills.
- Slightly off-topic: if there’s one good thing about this series, it’s that now I won’t feel as bad when Michigan gets stomped by Alabama this weekend. Even if they lose by 30 points, the Wolverines can proudly say “well, at least we weren’t swept by the Royals.”
- Brayan Villarreal responded well from a poor outing (by this season’s standards) on Tuesday with two scoreless innings tonight. And Darin Downs should be our new LOOGY.