Over the course of a season, athletes go through so much adversity, yet they still can’t really let it be an excuse for a poor performance.
As any ace pitcher should, David Price isn’t letting his manager use Wednesday’s bad weather in Detroit as an excuse for his very poor start. He only lasted 2 1/3 innings and allowed eight runs on 10 hits.
It was 38 degrees at Comerica Park and snow fell during the first inning, but every pitcher had the same elements, and Price had the worse time with it.
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One Tigers pitcher who did deal with the elements well was Ian Krol, and he let everyone know about it.
Krol pitched two shutout innings in relief of Price. Then, while the game was still going on, Krol’s twitter account began trolling fans by retweeting angry fan tweets.
When asked about it after the game, Krol said some of his friends were running his twitter account and just messing around. For Krol, hopefully that it the case. It would not be a good look for the relief pitcher to be trolling fans on twitter during his team’s, 13-4, blowout loss.
Staying in the bullpen, relief pitcher Joe Nathan left his rehab appearance on Wednesday in pain, but Bruce Rondon was able to throw 15 fastballs and should begin throwing longer bullpen sessions soon.
"Brad Ausmus basically placed all the blame for the bad outing Detroit Tigers left-hander David Price had Wednesday night on the terrible weather at Comerica Park.Price was having none of that.Price refused to make excuses after allowing eight runs on 10 hits in 2 1/3 innings in a 13-4 loss to the New York Yankees.“In my mind it was 72 and sunny with a heavy breeze blowing in,” he said. “No. I’ve just got to throw the ball better.”"
Tigers’ Krol: I didn’t troll fans during game – Tony Paul, The Detroit News
"Krol explained, saying he has given a few of his buddies access to his Twitter account, and the freedom to post under his handle — @IanKrolTKB.“There’s a couple friends that have my Twitter account just to go troll people,” the Tigers left-hander said. “They just see what’s going on.“I’ll tell them to cool it.”For Krol’s sake, that’s probably a good idea.After all, it doesn’t look good when tweets are flying off his account during a game, particularly a lopsided loss like Wednesday’s."
Rondon on road to recovery as Tigers’ bullpen struggles – Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press
"It wasn’t all bad news on the bullpen front a day after the beleaguered bunch allowed four runs in three innings.Joe Nathan is sidelined with an elbow injury — the severity of the latest yet to be determined — but Bruce Rondon threw a bullpen session Tuesday and will begin ramping up his pitch count.Rondon threw 15 pitches — all fastballs — and “that went well,” manager Brad Ausmus said."