“It was nice to see it coming out pretty good there,” Verlander said Saturday, when he hit 96 and 97 on the radar gun in the fifth inning.
“He seems like he’s in a good spot,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said about Krol on Friday, “so we’re hoping he helps us here.”
“We’re hoping he can go back there and regain the form, regain the movement on the sinker, work on the changeup,” manager Brad Ausmus said.
Over the span of his last three starts, Greene has allowed 16 ER in nine IP. His ERA has ballooned to 5.82, which is 55th among AL pitchers.
“His pitch count is up and over 90, so there’s not a lot of restraints,” Ausmus said. “If he throws well, we’ll roll with him.”
With the team mired in a losing streak, players have struggled at times to keep a sense of urgency from overtaking them.
“We’re the only ones on the field playing,” Gose said. “I don’t think you could ever really blame a staff or anyone who’s not on the field.”
McCann said Kinsler came to talk with him about McCann choosing to bunt in the third inning of Tuesday’s game against the Athletics.
“This is the same team that everybody was praising big-time when we were 11-2 or something,” Castellanos said. “Nothing’s changed.”
The Tigers are currently on a five-game losing streak. With a 28-25 record, Detroit is third in its division, 3.5 games out of first place.