posted on Oct, 22 2006 @ 08:56 AM
I'm undecided if Reyes was that good or if the Tigers bats were that bad.
He was horrible in the first inning, and did settle down afterwards but I kept thinking how bad of at bats the Tigers were having. Verlander, was
contiously starting the batters with a strike and them having them chasing the second strike. Starting counts at 0-2 was a huge benefit in the first
The pitch that Pujols knocked over the right field wall, I felt it was off of the plate. If you followed the previous at bat, every pitch was just
off the outside corner. The announcers were praising Verlander on the location and his command. Then when Pujols takes the same pitch over the wall,
they start pointing the finger.
Overly impressed with Leyland and him stepping up to take full responsibility. The fact is Verlander is only a rookie and he is prone to make rookie
mistakes. Leyland has his back until the end, and the team respects him for it.
Rogers is going to pitch a gem tonight! Although Weaver concerns me, I can see another gem from him aswell.