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Tiger manager Brad Ausmus is under fire after a reporter asked him what he does after a team loss … and he joked, “I beat my wife.”
“An Ivy League degree doesn’t mean you don’t say stupid stuff,” 97.1 The Ticket afternoon show host Mike Valenti said.
When Chad Smith blew out his elbow on a ninth-inning first-pitch slider against Oregon on April 17, 2011, everything changed.
In an unprecedented turn of events, the starting rotation that made Detroit so formidable has recently hurt the team more than helped it.
“He would talk to anybody like you were his next-door neighbor,” Ausmus said.
The Detroit Tigers bullpen looked questionable going into the season, and 59 games in, questions remain.
Avila said that Verlander simply missed on a couple of pitches but overall looked solid.
“We certainly don’t want to play the way we played,” Ausmus said, “but this isn’t Armageddon.”
A day removed from the most recent poor outing by closer Joe Nathan, manager Brad Ausmus still felt confident that Nathan will rebound.
Ausmus was hailed as the latest Mike Matheny, a former catcher who hadn’t managed on any level but was qualified to lead based on his baseball knowledge.