In the top of the eighth inning, Chris Shelton struck out. I know it’s hard to believe that Chris Shelton actually made an out, but I have a feeling he might make a few more this season. All kidding aside, what a start for Shelton. He’s hitting an even .700 with nine extra base hits. Nine RBIs and even runs in five games. Simply awesome.
Justin Verlander was no slouch yesterday either. He threw seven shutout innings and gave up only two hits with seven strikeouts. He got into trouble in the fourth but he pitched his way out of it.
The last time the Tigers had a start this good was 1985 when they started 6-0. If they surpass that, then we’re getting into franchise record territory. In 1984, the Tigers won their first nine games.
It’ll be interesting to see how the Tigers do once they get back to Comerica Park. While the Tigers have gotten some good pitching, it’s been their offense that’s really opened some eyes. But they played Kansas City with bad pitching and now at Texas in a hitters park. Regardless, I’ll be enjoying it all while I can.