Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Thoughts after 7 innings Yankees, Tigers Tuesday

- The hit by Torii Hunter in the seventh inning was huge. The last thing the Tigers need at this point is a real tight save situation for Joe Nathan. But the downside to what is going on here is the understanding how difficult it will be for Nathan to get a save holding a one-run lead, given how many base runners he allows. And one-run games are inevitable for the Tigers.
- Ian Kinsler is starting pick up his play lately. That was a terrific play he made in the seventh inning.
- It's pretty obvious Rick Porcello is the real deal. He is one bad pitch away from possibly throwing his fourth shutout in his last 10 starts.
- Can we stop saying what J.D. Martinez is doing this season is an aberration? It looks like in an off season of bad decisions, the Tigers made a very good one in signing Martinez to a minor league deal in March.


Blogger Barry said...

Pat, that is one thing DD has to do this off season is sign Ricky to a 5/6 year deal. He is the right age and is durable. JD is the best move of the year and at the league minimum. Nathan got have some luck.

10:36 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat, Did not like Kinsler swinging at the first pitch in bottom of second. McCarthy was having a rough inning. Single, two walks and a hit batter, had just walked in the first run. A little patience may have broke this open right away. This is one of the "little things" that we always hear about that wins games. Instead we got GIDP. Oh well, all's well that ends well. This time.

11:14 PM 

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