photo illustration by Samara Pearlstein
This sort of thing must stop. I understand, of course, that even an offense like that of the Tigers will run into a great pitcher every so often, but… Paul Byrd? Not really that pitcher.
The Tigers managed only 4 hits all game long, with only one extra base hit (a double by Granderson). Kenny didn’t pitch so hot, and Aquilino gave us great relief (2.1 innings with no runs, only a single hit allowed!), but neither of those things mattered all that much after the way that Paul Byrdie had got his teeth into the offense. I mean, c’mon, Tigers. Birds don’t even HAVE teeth.
I also feel cheated by false advertising here. I was repeatedly and firmly informed that the Racist Logos were not good right now, that the Tigers were on a hot(ish) streak, that the only divisional worries were the Twinks and the Wrong Sox. Now we get badly beaten by the R.L.s, one of the NONteams in the AL Central. REFUND!
I have to get up at stupid o’clock in the morning Tuesday for jury duty (whee), so this will have to be short. Tomorrow is another 7 pm EDT start, pitting Arrrrrrrmando against former Wrong Sock, former Tiger Matt Ginter. In fact, prior to this year, he hadn’t pitched in the big leagues since he pitched for Detroit in 2005. O how the time flies. Go Tigers!