The Detroit Tigers season has ended over the past 24 hours
Yesterday, it was announced that Eduardo Rodriguez was being placed on the 15-day IL with a finger injury. If you thought things couldn't get worse for the Detroit Tigers, you thought wrong.
After leaving last night's game early, Riley Greene was placed on the IL today with a stress fracture in his left fibula. He is likely going to be out for a while.
Remember all the optmisim we had about this team? Remember how we thought this team had a shot at the division title? Well, the baseball gods just humbled us all.
Within the past 24 hours, the team's two best players have been injured. We are not allowed to have nice things.
I'll be totally blunt with you all: the season is pretty much over. It may seem ridiculous to say that since it's not even June yet, but the Tigers just got significantly worse over the past 24 hours. This roster is nowhere near good enough to sustain injuries to their two best players.
Unless Scott Harris scours the waiver wire and finds another Zach McKinstry-type success, this season just became a wash. What a total bummer.
Oh, and by the way, Reese Olson has been called up and will start on Friday in Chicago. The overall numbers are not good. He's got a 6.38 ERA and a 5.40 BB/9 in 10 start this season for Triple-A Toledo. The strikeouts are still there, but he really hasn't had his command.
However, he's been much better over his past few starts. He's only allowed two earned runs and has struck out 22 batters over his last three starts. He's been better, but his fastball command is still a major issue.
Maybe Chris Fetter can fix him up, but I wouldn't hold your breath on that.
What a total buzzkill the past day has been. I apologize for this article being a giant doomscroll session, but it's very hard to feel good about the team now with all these injuries.