Baseball is not supposed to be easy. Especially not at the Major League level where even the worst teams are made up of 25 guys who were the best 2-3 athletes on their high school or even college teams.
And it’s especially not supposed to be easy for fans. The slow pace of the game really makes you think about a lot of things, chief among them “Um, have I been watching this for three hours already?”
But then there are days like this, a 11-1 win for the Tigers, when a team does so well at the plate, and its starter does so well on the mound, you wonder if managers actually have a knob in their office where they can just change the game’s difficulty setting to “amateur.”
It was a getaway day after all. No need for any additional stress before heading out west.
April 11, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson (14) and right fielder Torii Hunter (48) congratulate each other after scoring in the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
- Doug Fister provided fans with the best strategy to fix the Tigers’ bullpen woes: don’t let the bullpen pitch.
- Going back to opening day in Detroit, the Tigers offense has scored 8-8-0-7-6-11 runs. They are 4-2 in that stretch. They can play all season like that if they’d like.
- Victor Martinez’s number look pretty atrocious but Tigers fans shouldn’t worry; he seems to be hitting the ball square more often than not. Those hits will land eventually.
- But seriously, Doug Fister.
- Three series are in the books and the Tigers have taken two out of three. The next three series (all on the road) are against the A’s, Mariners and Angels. There is no reason to expect anything less than 2-3 again before Detroit comes back home.
- Major props to all the fans of the final two games of this series who sat through football weather to watch a baseball game.