Come On Guy...Let 'Em Pitch!
By 31-6 Denny McLain
Take your hats off folks to Jim Leyland; it’s time he gets a good "nice going".
Now I know that we are a long way from winning anything, but somehow this is looking like a team meant to win this poor division.
Yup, I know what you are saying, the worst division in baseball with the KC guys and the Toronto Jays, but they still have to play the games. And they are in this division.
Our pitching is very good, I don’t like the way they are handling Porcello exactly, Gallaraga is in trouble, they may have destroyed Bonderman (who stole $40 million dollars) when he was very young and now he is literally almost out of the game, but they are making up for it by getting Porcello out of the game before he does something silly or does something to hurt himself.
Folks, the real issue as far as I’m concerned is taking a kid out at the 100 pitch mark all the time.
You never learn how to pitch! You never learn what you really have, cause folks the game really starts in the 6th and 7th inning...you know that, and I do too.
One day Porcello will poop all over himself when he is allowed to keep going to the 6th or 7th inning, and maybe who knows one day before he retires, 8 innings. Would that not be incredible?
One last thought, I hear the color announcer now calling Justin Verlander the best in the game, (he calls lots of guys the best of this and that) well to get that title you have to do a lot of pitching AND winning, and not have these games whereby you give up four or five runs all the time and then strike out 10.
I saw many guys pitch when they were down, lots of runs, and all of a sudden find their stuff. I don’t think that is the case with Justin, but these 4 and 5 run innings that he is giving is telling us to be very cautious before anyone anoints him the “Best” of something!
I was there, I never saw a pitcher with better stuff in my life than Mickey Lolich; each and every time that he went out!
No one has “Lolich Stuff” on this staff, I promise you that for sure.
I was always somewhat shocked when anyone scored on him!
Mickey and I may not have been the best of pals (never were for some reason as only he would know) but folks when you see a great pitcher you know it. Can you imagine the Tiger pitchers in the sixties allowing the manager to remove them with a lead? Shucks, down right ridiculous! Even Jim Leyland would admit that in a NY second.
Maybe we had different ERA’s, but there is no reason why these guys should not be allowed to play more so they can find out if they can pitch. See, that’s the difference, learning how to pitch. I am afraid that these guys today (with little desire or choice) want to pitch a complete game.
It's just a different game!
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