“I’ve come to the conclusion that I have very, very little control over the outcome of a game,” [Nate] Robertson said after the Tigers’ 4-2 loss to the Indians Thursday afternoon at Jacobs Field.
official game recap
It’s never a good sign when your starting pitcher looks like he’s about to go all existential on you. NOOOO, NATE! STEP AWAY FROM THE DEPRESSING FRENCH LITERATURE!
Of course, at this point, I don’t think anything is a good sign anymore, with these possible exceptions:
1. Shelton looked pretty darn good last night. Obviously, the high socks are helping.
2. Even though he melted down in the end, throwing a no-hitter through 5 innings is a promising sign for Nate.
3. Maggs continues to look like, if he can stay healthy, he’ll be a huge bonus in our lineup. Next year.
4. The bullpen didn’t suck boiled eggs.
Yeah, I’m grubbing a little. I still can’t believe that both Pudge and Granderson somehow contrived to strike out 3 TIMES EACH in this game, and that Inge somehow contrived to LEAVE 9 MEN ON BASE. It is nearly impossible to believe that this is the same team that was winning 7 or 8 in a row mere weeks ago.