A lost is a loss, but some losses are more expected than others. Having your fif(teenth) starter go up against someone like Justin Verlander pretty much chalks you up for another notch in the loss column. Before this road trip most fans weren’t looking at this part of the trip with any sort of optimism, thinking that perhaps if the Rockies do squeak out a series win it would be against the Cubs, but we all know how that turned out. So going into Comerica to face an AL team who’s got their big boy on the mound it was amazing that Walt didn’t just call in sick.
Instead the offense did it for him.
While Morales was actually better than most nights, he really needed to bring his best game ever to give the struggling bats any hope. He did manage to get through four frames unscathed, but it was the fifth frame that became his undoing as Detroit notched three of their final four runs in the fifth.
CarGo decided to audition for the SportCenter Top 10 with another sliding catch, pretty much the only thing he is good at this year, and ended up jacking his ankle sliding into the wall. At least he caught the ball, but at this point one catch will not save this team. Perhaps, as RWO’ers have observed losing CarGo might not be a bad thing. He isn’t getting it done with the bat, so why not put it in the hands of another?
Overall pretty much a bland game for a team fighting for pretty much nothing. Losing breeds losing and this team is on full rabbit mode at this point.