Game 2011.34: Tigers at Blue Jays

There wasn’t a single thing that I liked about yesterday’s loss to the Blue Jays.

Least not the single thing where the Blue Jays hit single after single after single after single.

Today Justin Verlander will take the mound with a “single THIS” demeanor.  Which former Tiger great Jack Morris suggests may be a bit overdone–Morris says that Verlander could 1, 2, or 3-hit teams all of the time if he were less intent on the strikeout.

Oh, and it’s May!  Justin Verlander, career in March/April:  9-14, 4.75.  Career in May: 18-8, 2.80.

Morris will be opposed by Ricky Romero, whose start was pushed back because of a mild oblique strain.  I’m guessing he will have a short pitch-count leash.  Do you get my point, you first-pitch swingers? Word is there will be no Bautista again, but that he will be back by the end of the series.

Today’s Player of the Pre-Game:  Daniel Schlereth

Apparently Schlereth, who was born in Anchorage, likes to call himself The Alaskan Assassin.  His mission today, if called on, is to shut down the Toronto Singlers; if not called on, to trademark his nickname before a certain Presidential candidate steals it.

Today’s Kentucky Derby Day lineup, presented by manager Holy Bull, who says “I think we have the horses to win today”:

  • Post 1: Skip Away CF
  • Post 2: More Than Ready 2B
  • Post 3: Medaglio d’Oro RF
  • Post 4: Go For Gin 1B
  • Post 5: Indian Charlie DH
  • Post 6: Stage Door Johnny SS
  • Post 7: Lost In the Fog LF
  • Post 8: Afleet Alex C
  • Post 9: Whirlaway 3B