Motor City Bengals presents “Tiger Talk” with hosts Matt Pelc and Dave Holcomb. On this week’s show, we recap the second week of Tigers baseball, which saw the Detroit Tigers continue to dominate, but in a different fashion than in the first week.
The Tigers won their first six games of the year behind a high-powered offense, but in the second week, the starting pitching shined as Detroit shut out Pittsburgh twice and won a pair of 2-1 games as well.
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Unfortunately, not every starting pitcher is off to a fantastic start. For one, Justin Verlander is still feeling pain in his right triceps and has not resume throwing since he shortened his simulated game last Wednesday. On this episode, Pelc and Holcomb share their disdain in how the Tigers have handled the Verlander “cramp”, which is all it started out as towards the end of Spring Training.
The second starting pitcher off to a less than desirable start is Anibal Sanchez. He has taken both the Tigers losses this season and has a 7.71 ERA, but guest star Tom Zahari argues that it is way too early to give up on Sanchez just yet.
In the final segment of this week’s show, Pelc and Holcomb stay in the AL Central to discuss the latest with the Royals and Athletics weekend fued. What started as a somewhat immoral slide, turned into non-existant text message exchanges and an usual amount of ejections on Sunday. The hosts share their thoughts on the entire situation and debate whether a rivalry between Kansas City and Oakland could actually be a good thing for baseball.
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