Tuesday, May 05, 2015

My thoughts on Shane Greene and Tigers after three innings Tuesday

- If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. Guess that is the lesson of Shane Greene early this season. Tonight's start was alarming because he looked confused, like he was focusing too much on his mechanics (he is trying to throw on a more downward plane with his two-seam fastball to get more sink on the pitch)rather than just slinging it, which he was doing so confidently during his early starts. Now we get see what the Tigers' bullpen has. It's depth, obviously, isn't good.
- You have to give Andrew Romine credit. He has been a good utility player for the Tigers this season, better than I expected. He's played like a major leaguer. Last season, I thought he looked like a Triple-A player, not even a 4-A player.
- The more Alex Avila hits the ball to left field, the better he is going to be. Not only will he make better contact and take away the sting of the shift they play on him, but he will hit with more power. Both his home runs this season have gone to the opposite field.
- I'm amazed White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija has a career WHIP of nearly 1.3 and has struggled this season. He has amazing stuff and is obviously a great athlete.


Blogger Barry said...

Pat, this isn't called growing pains. This is his 2nd year in pro ball at the MLB level.

11:02 PM 

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