Same old same old – when Roger pitches, we don’t score runs for the poor guy. After 6 innings, Roger had thrown 66 pitches – 3 hits, 3 K, no runs. So to start the 7th, Roger suddenly lost the strike zone – and after a 7 pitch GO to Pudge, he walked Magglio on a 2-2, then went 3-0 to Guillen, got the usual strike, then everything went to heck. HP ump CB Bucknor, who has had, uh, problems with Roger before, called strike 2 ball 4 and Magglio, who would have been out on a CS, was called safe.
Roger was NOT happy – Phil pulled him and Dan Wheeler came in to get out of the trouble. Dan Wheeler 2006 don’t look NOTHIN like Dan Wheeler 2005. Preston Wilson didn’t get back to the wall fast enough to catch a FB, then Adam Everett made a rare throwing mistake – 2 runs scored. Then Mo Ensberg makes ANOTHER throwing error – and ANOTHER runs scores. This is not even a good game – it’s just plain embarrassing.
It’s bad enough we don’t hit worth%&#$@! with anyone on base – heck, with NO ONE on base, but if we gonna make errors, not catch balls, well I might as well post that infamous tombstone right about now.
Oh yeah – the experts are talkin bout how the Tigers need to go out and get another BAT???
Andy Pettitte, LHP vs Justin Verlander, RHP
Well, it’s hardly a fair contest. Andy has been simply TERRIBLE most of the time this year. Verlander, the rookie, has been pretty darn good – and this year, well, let’s just say we can’t give him the 12 runs of support Andy’d need to actually win.
Andy this year: 6-8 in 17 GS (9 QS, believe it or not) with 1 SO: 18 HR, 35 BB, 78 K over 101.2 IP with a 5.75 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and a .311 BAA
yes, you are right – DEFINITELY his worst year ever in the bigs.
In his 9 QS (plus another start where he gave up 4 ER over 7 IP) – he has a 2.91 ERA over 68 IP
In his 7 icky starts (and he has SEVEN starts where he gave up over 5 ER) he has an 11.76 ERA over 33.2 IP
Will we ever get good Andy back? Or is this like Dusty Baker thinking he gonna get Kerry Wood back as an ace starter any day now…
vs Detroit: 9-7 in 20 GS with 2 CG and 1 SO: 4 HR, 42 BB, 97 K over 127.1 IP with a 3.68 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and a .272 BAA – remember he hasn’t faced them since 03 – the year they only won 41 games…
@ Comerica: 2-2 in 4 GS with 1 SO: 14 0 HR, 7 BB, 19 K over 24.2 IP – 5.11 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and a .307 BAA
Justin Verlander, RHP
- drafted 1st round in 04 out of Old Dominion College by the Tigers. This guy has been hyped almost as much as Prior was by the Experts. And to be honest, he’s had a good year so far.
this year: 9-4 in 15 GS (10 QS) with 1 SO: 11 HR, 31BB, 58 K over 95.2 IP with a 3.39 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and a .257 BAA
@ Comerica: 4-2 in 8 GS: 7 HR, 15 BB, 22 K over 47.2 IP with a 4.53 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and a .291 BAA
has never faced the Astros