Jason Johnson had another bad outing, and this was one of my primary concerns when we picked him up. He was basically being touted as our best pitcher because of his experience, and as close as you can get to an ace for this team. In my mind, an ace is a pitcher who, when put out there is going to give your team a chance to win well more then a majority of the time. So far, Johnson has had the one good outing on opening day, with three subpar outings since. Hopefully he can turn things around.
The Tigers actually had the lead in this one for a couple of innings when they scored they scored two in the fifth on a Carlos Guillen single. But Jason Johnson would be responsible for all three runs in the sixth without even getting a guy out. Once again, the pen looks like they put up decent numbers, but Danny Patterson allowed two inherited runners to score.
And things only get tougher, as the Tigers now have to face Brad Radke and Johann Santana the next two days.
Rondell White did have another good game, hitting his fourth homer of the season. Brandon Inge of all people is on a six game hitting streak. And as a team, the Tigers are hitting .280 (before yesterdays game). And at a record of 8-6, I don’t think we can complain too much. The hard part is, we see flashes of what look like greatness, then regressions back to what we’re used to the last few years.