I knew the Jose Mesa signing would come back to haunt us. And to answer Dan’s question, he was put out there because we signed him. I know that’s going to appease you, but what I’m hoping is, he gets a couple more quick relief outings, he blows them all, and we just cut bait. I never understood why we signed the guy and I don’t know why he’s here.
Take today as an example. He gave up the go ahead run along with one more and he got just a single batter out. Wil Ledezma picked him up and got out of the jam he started but the end result was a solid start by Justin Verlander just went to waste.
The lone Tiger run came in the second when Craig Monroe drove home Carlos Guillen with a sac. fly. Monroe also doubled and he was probably the hitting star of the game.
Mike Maroth will get the start tomorrow against the Royals “ace” in Gil Meche. It’s in the afternoon and hopefully it’ll be a little warmer for the guys.