This Guy Makes Me Nervous!
The Detroit Tigers held off the New York Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS yesterday. But geez, did we need that much drama? Jose Valverde has always made me nervous...even when he was with the Astros.
Taking a 5-1 lead into the bottom of the 9th, Valverde proceeded to give up a lead-off home run, and two other runs before finally getting Robinson Cano to end the game.
After seeing Tigers catcher Alex Avila slip on the rubberized on-deck circle chasing Curtis Granderson's foul fly that should've ended the game, maybe those kinds of things shouldn't be on the playing field. Anybody could've fallen and been seriously hurt.
Enough soap-boxing for now. Game 3 is tonight in Detroit.
Texas and Tamps Bay play late this afternoon; that series is also tied at one game each.
In the National League, the Brewers beat the Diamondbacks 9-4 to take a two games to none lead, while the Cardinals snuck past the Phillies last night 5-4, to tie that series at one game each. The NLDS resumes tommorow.