It’s the bottom of the fourth inning and Justin Verlander is getting into trouble for the first time.
Chris Shelton has tripled twice already today. His batting average is now .722 and his slugging is now 1.889. Simply incredible. And he’s still only struck out once. I remember talking to a friend of mine prior to the season about Shelton and I said he’d be good for like .280 with 25 homeruns and you see what you get. I figured he’d be reliable without any real chance of breaking out, but he’s proving me wrong (not that it’s the first time) at least early here in the season.
Verlander had runners at first and second with one out and struck out the last two guys to get out of the inning. Tigers 5, Rangers 0.