Apologies to Torii Hunter, but last night looked like Septaugust baseball.
Kyle Lobstein continues to be a very promising rookie: he made one mistake, but rebounded with composure and pitched 7 strong innings, after which Joba Chamberlain pitched a good 8th, and Soria came on looking like a closer in the 9th. Unfortunately, rookie Chris “Cy” Bassitt hounded the Tiger bats into submission, and Detroit failed to put up even a single run against him or the 2nd worst bullpen in the league. (The Twin pitching staff and bullpen are even worse, but we saw what Ricky Nolasco was able to do to the Tigers last week).
So far The Lobster has started 5 games, with a 3.38 ERA, and a 1.154 WHIP, which puts him here:
- 1.096 Anibal Sanchez
- 1.154 Kyle Lobstein
- 1.166 Max Scherzer
- 1.209 Rick Porcello
- 1.216 David Price (as a Tiger)
- 1.348 Drew Smyly (as a Tiger)
- 1.419 Justin Verlander
Speaking of Price, there is some concern that he will get bombed again tonight. Here is what happened his last 6 starts:
8/21 0 earned runs
8/27 8 earned runs
9/01 1 earned run
9/06 5 earned runs
9/12 1 earned run
9/17 5 earned runs
You see where I’m going with this. It’s Jekyll time, we should have a good start to look forward to.