Thoughts after 7 innings Orioles, Tigers Game 2 ALDS
- Anibal Sanchez has terrific movement on his pitches. It's almost like hasn't even been out. If this stays a two-run game, it'll be interesting to see if Brad Ausmus goes to Joe Nathan in ninth or when.
- Justin Verlander didn't get as deep into this game as hoped, but the good part is that Sanchez was there to pick him. It would be a misnomer to suggest Verlander is back. He is not a dominant pitcher right now, but he certainly better than he was for much of this season.
- It'll be interesting to see how much trust in the various elements of his bullpen Ausmus will have today, especially Joakim Soria, who was awful last night.