Verlander Gets Hammered – Tigers Drop Opener

Here we go again. Just when it looked like Verlander had gotten it together and was ready to return to form, he gets shelled by our neighbors to the north.

We were hoping that new pitching coach Rick Knapp would make a difference with all of these talented arms, but starting out with a 12-5 loss in which the ace of the staff gives up 8 runs in 3 2/3 innings doesn’t seem to bode well.

It’s early. There are 161 more games, but once again we start off the season on the wrong foot after high hopes. We;ll have to see how this plays out over the first few weeks, but our biggest concern is that this ball club doesn’t get off to too slow of a start. With the economy as bad as it is, particularly in Michigan, putting butts in the seats is going to be difficult enough as it is. With an inferior product we may end up looking at a fire-sale…

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