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Matt Garza is a perennial #2/3 starter in most rotations and is usually a lock to give you 6 or 7 innings of any night he pitches, most of the time giving the team the chance to win. Wandy on the other hand is a very solid #4 starter who has good stuff and eats innings. He reminds me of what Drew Smyly will become. Rhiner Cruz and James Russell are both semi-young relievers who seem to be very good this year and would solidify the bullpen.
We need so much help pitching wise its embarrassing
Papa grande equals todd jones
Yeah, I didn't catch the game today but it is probably a good thing because I would have most likely either, 1) broke my laptop/TV, 2) punched a hole in my wall, or 3) broken my hand/wrist punching something. Yeah I get mad when my teams lose.
A game where Scherzer pitched a good game, leave it to Valverde to blow it. Freaking unbelievable!
Scherzer was lights out today; he only made one mistake. Offense needs to help him out when he turns in such a great performance.
Valverde always has been inconsistent and today it finally caught up to him. Pitching equals success and were very limited in that department
I still hate Leyland.
11 National Titles | 42 Conference Titles | 3 Heisman Winners | 78 All-Americans | 37 College Hall of Fame Members
I just want him to give me one, just one, legitimate reason as to why he keeps running Ryan Raburn out there.
I was at the game today incrediably disappointing. Everyone went down to take pictures of Valverde warming up then after he gave up that bomb almost everyone was swearing at him.
Serves him right. Tiger fans are use to this
Pathetic, our relief pitching effing blows!
We need more pitching acquisitions in the offseason/trade deadline if lucky....Illitch is not living forever, so we need to spend more to buy a championship before hes gone.
This post was edited by Awink2 23 months ago
Didn't get to watch the game but why didn't valverde pitch the 9th?
Leyland said before that he and Benoit would get the day off. Strange to see Dotel melt down like that, especially given his track record, but that's just baseball sometimes. Fister was fantastic though
Sorry I haven't kept this thread up, been really busy lately.
Man this team is so god damn infuriating with their lack of consistency and poor plate discipline. The starting pitching has been pretty good, but the bullpen has been downright awful outside of Dotel and Below.
I still have yet to figure out why the hell Ryan Raburn still starts, obviously he isn't hitting right now, so why not try to find someone to replace him instead of wasting outs?
Lastly it seems like when Austin Jackson and Andy Dirks hit, Cabrera and Prince are slumping, and vice versa. I've been proud of Ajax so far though, he is making much better contact with the ball and not swinging at garbage. Need to get a lot more out of Boesch though, has been swinging at absolute garbage this year and just looks lost. Peralta and Avila seem to be on the rise, not really worried about them right now, just need some good damn consistency.
Raburn has 2 RBIs and plays almost everyday. At this rate he might hit 20 by the end of the year.
Frustrating, at least give Danny Worth a chance. Raburn is terrible on defense and can't hit.
Balestar never disappoints, comes in and gives up two runs, and he isn't done yet.
i think our starting pitching is very incosistent right now besides jv and fister. porcello is every other start and scherzer still cant get it together. if they dont find another quality dtarting pitcher and another arm in the pen hopefully a lefty i dont know if our offense will be able to carry us to the postseason
This sounds like almost everyone in our bullpen.
Smyly has been very good so far this year. The offense hasn't exactly been on fire this year so far.
true but they will get it hotter as the season goes on. leyland has to wake up one day and say wtf why do i play rayburn? id be thrilled with either ramon or danny there everyday. bring turner up for a few starts again also
We are going to have to Raburn bash more often.
Just because I made fun of Raburn, he hits a three run homerun just to piss me off.
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