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Monday Morning Manager: My Weekly Take on the Detroit Tigers

Published by on April 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Week of 4/20-26: 3-3
This week: 4/27-29: NYY; 5/1-3: CLE


Goat of the Week

Justin Verlander was last week’s goat, and it’s a tough call, because for long stretches of time he pitches pretty well. He just seems to be victimized by one bad inning per start—where he labors and throws a lot of pitches—which kills his outing.

Going up against the Angels last week, JV threw 104 pitches in just five innings, and it was only because of the Tigers’ big bats that they were able to overcome his performance and get the win.

But nine hits and seven runs—all earned—in five innings isn’t what a supposed ace surrenders.


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