photo by Samara Pearlstein
I repeatedly tell Justin Verlander to stop being so damn inefficient, and he does nothing but frustrate us all. Jim Leyland publicly tells Justin Verlander to stop being so damn inefficient, Justin goes out and does just that.
This is the difference between Jim Leyland and me. You know, the big one. There are admittedly a few others. I don’t have a mustache, for instance. Or a tobacco habit.
Eight point one innings. It brings a happy tear to my eye. The last time he worked this deep into a game was July 24 of last year, in a complete game effort against the Wrong Sox. It’s the first time he’s gone 8 or more innings in a start this season.
Also worth noting! The Tigers had only three extra base hits today, all doubles. All three came from kittens: Austin Jackson, Brennan Boesch, and Alex Avila. Just sayin’.