Motor City Bengals Podcast – Tiger Talk: Horrible Week, Buy or Sell?
Motor City Bengals Presents “Tiger Talk” with hosts Matt Pelc and Dave Holcomb. On this episode, Pelc and Holcomb share their displeasure with the horrible week from the Detroit Tigers. Even though they took 2-of-3 from the Toronto Blue Jays over the holiday weekend and then rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners in the first game of the series out west, the sweep at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Justin Verlander‘s seven earned runs from Sunday left a bad taste in Tigers fans mouths.
The most frustrating part of Verlander’s start is he does seem to have decent stuff, but he remains stubborn and relies too heavily on his fastball. It burned him for six runs in the fifth inning against the Blue Jays.
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The worst part of the Tigers week, however, was the fact they lost first baseman Miguel Cabrera to a Grade 3 calf strain. At the very least, Cabrera will be sidelined for six weeks, so the two hosts explain how this injury will effect the Tigers approach at the trade deadline. Does this automatically make Detroit sellers at the end of July?
In the second segment, the two hosts review the changes in the bullpen and preview the week ahead in Seattle and Minnesota. Relievers Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny were both designated for assignment, which means it could be musical chairs in the bullpen unless general manager Dave Dombroski makes a move. Holcomb would like to see a trade for a few relief pitchers, but he argues why it shouldn’t be for another closer.
Finally, in the third segment, the hosts review the All-Star voting final results and share their thoughts on each starting lineup. The Motor City Bengals staff would love to hear feedback on this episode. Tweet your comments @MCB_Tigers or search “Motor City Bengals” on Facebook.