Valverde proceeded to give up two singles, a two-RBI double and a home run.
“I’m still going to use Valverde,” Leyland said. “I just don’t think you discharge him just yet.”
1. Jose Valverde: Seems like he’s either gone today or right back out tonight pitching for his major league life.
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland understands fans’ frustration with the bullpen, particularly with closer Jose Valverde.
Wednesday after Jose Valverde gave up a two run bomb, in the 9th, to erase a Justin Verlander backed 2-0 Tiger lead. I had seen enough.
Justin Verlander is not the same Justin Verlander anymore, even after his brilliant 7 inning, 3 hit scoreless performance against the Royals.
It’s challenging to keep your sense of humor when discussing Jose Valverde.
Lorenzo Cain hit a tying, two-run homer off Jose Valverde with two outs in the ninth inning and Eric Hosmer had a winning single in the 10th, helping the Kansas City Royals overcome Justin Verlander’s seven scoreless innings Wednesday in a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
Let’s stick with Valverde for now.
Let’s face it. The Tigers have a problem. They don’t have a closer.