Justin Verlander pitched another in classic Verlander style throwing just a two hit game into the 9th when he gave up his third being a home run to spoil the shutout. Detroit loves this guy so much we felt bad for him that he didn’t get it, the shutout that is. His spectacular performance did get him the Win, Phil Coke the save and Delmon Young came through again.
Motown Monday “The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game” ~ The Marvelettes
What a befitting song for this day.
The Detroit Tigers had game 2, up 5-1 with a red hot pitcher who performed the was manager Leyland had hoped for and all of us expected. 13 KOs and hitless until the 6th inning. Max Scherzer as usual was on fire.
I will never understand the philosophy of taking this kind of pitcher out of the game. In the old days nobody was counting the pitches thrown, if they were doing good they continued until they weren’t doing good.
Denny McClain, Mickey Lolich were never pulled from fantastic pitching performances, they finished the game.
Boston didn’t win, Detroit handed them the game and there is a very distinctive difference.
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