Tigers 4, Rockies 1 (boxscore)
What Went Wrong: Cue the circus music... and then watch this lowlight.
Simple and to the point, much this like this entire Recrap will be.
Turning Point: None to speak of. The Rockies didn't collect their first hit until the 4th inning. By then the Tigers were up 2-0, and they never mounted a serious threat from that point on. So nope, no turning point. Just a dismal all around performance offensively.
Christian Friedrich's Line: 5 IP, 3 R (2 ER), 3 H, 5 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 98 pitches (48 strikes)
Friedrich's command was somewhere between Ubaldo Jimenez and Franklin Morales at their worst. It was brutal, yet the Tigers only plated three against him (one with the help of that train wreck play mentioned above). I can't explain it. I don't see any reason in trying. I just know Friedrich will have to be significantly more effective his next time out against Texas or it will get very ugly, very quickly.
Highlight of the Night: The Rockies did one thing well today. That happened in the 4th inning when Michael Cuddyer threw out Delmon Young trying to stretch a single into a double.
Screengrabs of the Game
|I nominate this guy as the next Rockies pitching coach.|
Final Thoughts: New rule for Twitter. You're not allowed to ask me anymore when I think a front office member, manager or coach will be fired. I don't have an answer for you. My best guess is after the season there will finally be honest evaluations and very likely multiple changes, but I don't even know that. If something happens, I'll react to it. In the meantime, I have nothing because I simply don't know.