Detroit Tigers: MCB “Tiger Talk” In Simon We Trust?
By Dave Holcomb
Motor City Bengals Podcast – Tiger Talk: In Simon We Trust?
Motor City Bengals Presents “Tiger Talk” with hosts Matt Pelc and Dave Holcomb. On this episode, we recap the third week of the season and welcome on another guest, Motor City Bengals Staff Writer Steve Mitzel.
The Detroit Tigers definitely cooled off in the third week, losing their first series of the year to the New York Yankees, and four games in a row. Detroit, however, rebounded nicely over the weekend, winning another series with the Cleveland Indians and the first game versus the Twins on Monday.
Starting pitcher Alfredo Simon has to be considered one of the big reasons why Detroit has jumped out to this nice 14-6 start. He leads the American League in wins with a 1.65 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 27 1/3 inning pitched over his first four starts. But despite the nice start, Pelc and Holcomb weigh the chances Simon continues to keep this up all season long.
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Holcomb points out that throughout his career, Simon has always been a better first half pitcher, and Pelc gives his reasons for why that could also be good in the second half of 2015.
The two hosts also discuss the season-ending injury to Joe Nathan and the struggles of fellow relief pitcher Al Alburquerque before welcoming guest Steve Mitzel. In addition to sharing some awesome stories about the Boston Marathon, Mitzel gives his thoughts on the start to the Tigers season, including Brad Ausmus as manager, Simon’s hot start and Justin Verlander‘s recovery time.
In the “Around the League” segment, Pelc and Holcomb talk Kansas City Royals brawls again, making the point that the Royals are quicking going from loveable underdog to hatable villain.
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