Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland made a decidedly uncharacteristic move Wednesday.
Rather than worry about the lack of offense, though, the Tigers simply credited John Lackey.
Some losses sting more than others, and the last two losses by the Detroit Tigers fit in categories that rank among the worst.
“I wouldn’t hate it, the only problem is that his numbers are good against Boston,” Valenti said on his radio show Friday.
After the game, Jackson could not stop smiling.
Little surprises Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland. After all, he has been in and around the game for nearly half a century. What throws him off a little, though, is the Tigers’ current lack of power.
The Detroit Tigers are 17-5 in the second half of the season, and two of the team’s players have been named American League Players of the Week: Miguel Cabrera and Austin Jackson.
Justin Verlander pitched seven shutout innings.
Miguel Cabrera is the unquestioned best hitter in baseball, but Austin Jackson is more valuable to the Tigers right now.
The Detroit Tigers have activated centerfielder and leadoff hitter Austin Jackson, and he is expected to be back in action Friday.