Verlander gives up just 2 runs over 7 innings and provides the Tigers a 1 run lead going into the 8th, and then in waltz a merry band of dysfunctional relievers to give up 6 runs over just 3… Why do I feel I’ve seen this rodeo before? I didn’t follow the off season that much but REALLY? Wasn’t the bullpen the weak link and all we’ve done now is recycle Large Papi? Where's the all things Tigers' bullpen rant thread?
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Dude chill it is april.
It is April. Last year it was April as well. Last year they were plagued by this and it killed them in the playoffs. My hope is that Valverde is getting enough work to make him tradeable. Get a bigger name with bigger contract that a team wants to shed.
Now technically you are correct that the starters lost games 1, 2, and 3 but we all know it was the offense that lost the series. Aside from Verlander's panda experience the starting pitching was fine in the WS.
No one is going to trade for Papa BlownSave...if he went unsigned, there's no way they'll be a trade.
Should he be in then? If he wants to take over as closer, he's got to perform in tight scenarios.
When do you want to "groom" him? In a meaningless blowout? If the kid can't pitch in the 8th inning of a close game, how the heck will he ever handle the 9th?
Was this rant really worthy of it's own thread instead of joining the daily Tigers thread?
I'm not complaining about our pen because I knew it was going to suck before the season. It was wretched for 80% of the regular season last year. They pitched well down the stretch and in the playoffs (other than Valverde), but that's it. We didn't really add anyone so it's not a surprise in the least bit for me. I imagine we'll make at least one deal for a bullpen arm.
Verlander gave up 1 run, no?
Gave up 2, only 1 earned
Can you find me one world series champion in the last fifty years that hasn't had at least one game in which a reliever got lit on fire in late innings?
5 hits isn't always going to get you a win. Relax buddy baseball is a marathon not a sprint, totally cliche but so true, ask the White Sox what happens when you forget to play the last 2 weeks.
is not good at baseball. . . 0-3 this year with an era over 8. Given up 8 runs in 7 2/3 innings. . It's the left handed version of Jason Grilli.
Coke is back to being bad after having a great post season last year
Meanwhile Grilli has a 0.00 ERA and 9 saves for the Pirates.
I get that the bullpen is bad, but the lack of offense is a lot more frustrating to me. With this line up they should be able to put up a hell of a lot more runs than they've been.
No reason to panic, but certainly reason to be concerned. This team does not look good in any facet other than starting pitching.
anything bad about the Tigers or we will soon have a "LOLWUT?" post from D I W.
There is one of those in almost every thread....
with giving up on some pitchers. Fernando Rodney and Grilli have went from the Tigers to other teams and done very well while we still look for people to do just what they are doing .
As for Coke...he is only on this team because he is left-handed. Simple as that.
I hate it when people reveal the outcome of a game in the title! I record the games and watch them later. Can't you make it vague and bitch in the subject?
but the fact remains that they have done very well since leaving the Tigers while we keep giving away games with the likes of Villeral....Coke...Downs...Below...the list is seemingly endless.
I always really liked Rodney so i am a little biased towards him.
To the OP, you need to take a step off the ledge and realize that it's April and there are literally 5 months left in the regular season.
No baseball team has ever gone undefeated, and even the best teams usually end up with 50+ losses. Some of those losses will be frustrating. Just relax and wait out the downturns. This team will win.
that offense will be devastating. They've played like 5 games in temps over 70 degress.
Our bullpen is a shitshow, apparently. We made it to the World Series with a shitshow of a bullpen last year, so, there's that.