Originally Posted by -Halo-
Rays rally to win over the Tigers. What is the point of having a closer if you wont use it, You won the dunce of the day cap today Layland.
Ninja please. JV only had 81 pitches through 8, had a 1 hitter and was rolling. It was just one of those innings where a few things go right (Jennings slapping a 99 mph fastball barely into the OF; JV overthrowing against Pena) for one team. It was absolutely the right call for Leyland to let Verlander stay in with the way he was pitching. The only complaint I had was that he let Schlereth come in (no better then the 5th guy in the pen, if that) to walk a guy before bringing in Valverde. May as well let Valverde try to work out of the jam, not that POS Schlereth who can barely get lefties out.
It was just one of those games where the Tigers dominated for 8 innings then one weird inning and it fell apart. Oh well, that probably makes up for the walk off wins they had against Boston. That's why they play 162.