The first thing I heard when I tuned into Friday's game was that the Tigers bats have been very quiet and inconsistent so far this season. I sarcastically remarked: a few innings from Igawa will cure that.
Sadly, my comments turned out to be true. It was getting to a point that I started to feel sorry for Igawa. And in searching for the positives out of all this, I say, it could have been worse - at least he didn't walk anybody right?
I am probably going to jinx it with this next statement, but here goes anyway - I think Jason Giambi has turned the corner for the season. The last 4 games he is batting .385 and 2 walks. We need someone to step it up when we're missing the level of production from guys like Posada and A-Rod - this could turn out to be Giambi's time to shine.
I've got two things to say about my boy Rasner. One would be I'm voting for him to be the starter for the All-Star Game (big surprise!) - and am counting on all of you to as well! Second, with his successful outings of trusting his stuff, throwing strikes and at least giving the team 6 innings of work, it gives the front office some flexibility in terms of not rushing Kennedy back up and allow him the time necessary to really fine tune his game. The next time we see Ian start for the bombers, hopefully it'll be for good.
Do you give Igawa another start or do you bring up Steven White to see what he can do?