Smyly is 2-1 with a 1.55 ERA in four starts since joining the Rays in the July 31 trade that sent David Price to Detroit.
The Tampa Bay Rays have been reeling since trading ace David Price to Detroit last week. They finally got a chance to see one of the pieces they got back in that deal.
“I get that the guy we’re getting is very talented as well,” Scherzer said, “but right now it stinks.”
“Everybody had a great team … and they got better,” Verlander said, “so if you want that last push, you’ve got to do something drastic.”
In one way, the deadline deal that made David Price a Detroit Tiger surprised general manager Dave Dombrowski as much as anybody else.
Smyly pitched out of the bullpen in 2013, recording an ERA of 2.37 as the most reliable reliever for the Tigers last season.
If fans did not like the Doug Fister trade initially, many can lament it now more than ever.
Don Kelly hit a grand slam and Austin Jackson and Ian Kinsler also homered to lead a Detroit Tigers’ split squad over the Toronto Blue Jays 18-4 Tuesday.
Drew Smyly, a strong setup man in the Tigers’ bullpen, moves back into the starting rotation.
We already know the x-factors for the Tigers – Nick Castellanos, Ian Kinsler and Drew Smyly.