Some observations from last night’s game that help to express just how sad things have become for the Tigers and their fans…
…You could be a Yankees fan sitting around wondering “How the hell did we get swept by these guys?”
…You could be rooting for the team that let Gavin Floyd carry a no hitter into the 9th inning. That’s gotta suck and it’s way worse than the time the Tigers broke one up in the 8th inning.
…That the only situational stats that the scoreboard operator could display were “Career with nobody on base.” (Shockingly enough the HR total always matched the RBI total. Like every single time. Talk about your statistical anomalies.)
…The scoreboard operator celebrated a Dustin Pedroia error resulting in the Tigers 2nd baserunner with a great big flashing “OH YEAH!”
…The folks at MLB.com felt the need to celebrate the Tigers first extra base hit in 25 innings with a pity highlight.
That the largest possible improvement in ERA occurs when a pitcher who has given up one run before recording an out then records a triple play? It goes from infinity to 9.00. My friend Russ and I realized this last night when Freddy Dolsi’s ERA went from infinity to 27.00 when he recorded his first out. Three more outs later and it was lower than Zach Miner’s. By the time he was done he had recorded 5 outs and his ERA was lower than 60% of the starting rotation.
Some people go to games to watch baseball and drink beer. I go to baseball games to watch baseball, drink beer, and do math.