Being an MSU grad, it’s hard to see the writing on the wall at times. The loss last night shouldn’t have come as a complete shock the way they played all year, but a lot of people, including myself, looked at MSU’s run last year, and expected more.
And since the Tigers were sitting on top of the standings a week ago, the Tigers have gone into a free fall of sorts. They’re now 8-7 after losing to Montreal 6-4. I caught the begining of this game on the radio, and it sounded like Cornejo was getting hit hard in the first inning. It looked like he really calmed down though, pitching four shutout innings after giving up one in the first. But four errors (three of them by players expected to be in the starting lineup) once again hurt them. Take away the three unearned runs in this one, and the Tigers win the game.
And in total, that’s 40 errors and 30 unearned runs in 17 games. If anything close to this happens during the course of the regular season, it’s going to be a long year.
Thanks to everyone emailing me their sleeper picks. I put them into my player evaluations. I’m also moving further into the technological age, because I finally graduated from dial up, and now have a cable modem.