Detroit Tigers baseball is back. The team recently pulled out an Opening Day victory over the Miami Marlins to start the season. Detroit will wrap up the brief two-game series with the Fish on Wednesday afternoon.
The new-look bullpen (well, only Francisco Rodriguez really) blew a big lead and a strong start from Justin Verlander. Despite the outing, Rodriguez and the rest of the relievers—who actually pitched well in the win—should be fine moving forward.
Everyone has an off day. It happens folks.
Tuesday was just a case of K-Rod missing his spots.
After the extra-innings win on Tuesday, the Tigers will look to notch another victory in South Beach before traveling back to Detroit for the team’s home opener against the New York Yankees.
Detroit did a good job against Miami’s Opening Day starter Wei-Yin Chen, collecting nine hits and scoring five runs against the former Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher. Now the Tigers will get unquestioned Marlins ace Jose Fernandez in the second game of the season.
Fernandez didn’t start on Opening Day in an effort by the Marlins to monitor his innings this season.