“There should not have been a second-inning rally,” said Leyland. “There were three outs. I’ve been in the game a long time. When a catcher catches the ball and it’s strike three, you call the guy out.”
Today the umpires in Boston stopped the Detroit Tigers momentum with a couple of poor decisions leading to one of my all time favorite Jim Leyland rants.
Needless to say the Detroit Tigers lost to the Boston Red Soxs 7-4 and according to Leyland, “you saw what you saw.”
Today Leyland put Ryan Raburn number two in the lineup to get a right hander sandwiched between two lefties. Raburn went 0-4. I will not go on my usual Raburn rant but the guy is batting .146, THE WORST IN THE ENTIRE AMERICAN LEAGUE. Do you know how many players are in the American League?
When Leyland was asked about Raburn this is all he had to say,
“He didn’t swing the bat, he took too many pitches.”
WHY IS HE STILL IN THE LINEUP JIM?! I wish I could just sit down with Jim Leyland and discuss the never ending Raburn problem.
Regardless of everything that went wrong with the umpiring staff this afternoon including the missed call at second after the Danny Worth double attempt, the Tigers pitching did not get the job done.
Doug Fister allowed 11 hits in his five innings of work.
The Detroit Tigers take on the Boston Red Soxs again tomorrow night at 7:10 on ESPN. For Boston Red Soxs thoughts check out Fenway Fatales.
Here is the Jim Leyland rant, in case you didn’t see what I saw.