Sorry, Jose V.
I may have looked foolish defending you, but I know when to quit. And after that second solo shot in the 9th tonight, the time was upon us. No more. You are back to last year’s meltdown form, I’m sorry. You gotta go, and we need to acquire someone strong.
An otherwise dominant performance by the Detroit Tigers. Seven runs to Cleveland’s five, plus Justin Verlander pitching seven innings and only surrendering three runs.
Valverde gave up two runs in the 9th en route to the previous paragraph’s frustration. Manager Jim Leyland claimed, “He didn’t walk anybody, that was the important one” or something to that tune, and said, “He threw two split-fingers and they golfed ’em out, that’ll happen with the split.”
LMAO NOOOO. NOO IT WON’T. NOT FOR US, NOT ANYMORE.
The offense was sparked by another home run from Victor Martinez, who started it off at 1-0 in the second inning. The Tigers picked up two more that inning before getting ahead 5-0. The Indians finally struck back, scoring three on JV in the fifth.
J. Benoit did his thing in the 8th inning for Detroit. New closer?