Thoughts after the first inning Tigers, Pirates Monday
- I'm not a small ball guy, but I didn't like the way the Tigers approached this game offensively. Ian Kinsler nearly turned that into a big inning with a bunt, but a very good defensive play thwarted him. The Tigers still got a run out of it, but it obviously doesn't mean much tonight.
- You don't see it often where a starting pitcher throws 40 pitches in the first inning like Verlander just did.
How the Tigers can turn their season around. My column: http://www.theoaklandpress.com/sports/20140811/how-the-detroit-tigers-can-bounce-back-from-their-recent-collapse-according-to-pat-caputo