TIGERS LOSE GM 112 ON FINAL HOME STAND TO MINNESOTA

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DETROIT TIGERS

DETROIT, MI. (YJM)- TIGERS GM AL AVILA AND MANAGER RON GARDENHIRE THOUGHT FROM SPRING TRAINING THAT THEIR TEAM WOULD BE COMPETITIVE IN 2019 FOR THE AL CENTRAL AND MAKE THE PLAYOFFS. BUT WITH KEY TRADES WITH (SP) SHANE GREEN (3B/RF) NICHOLAS CASTELLANOS BACK IN JULY (SP) JUSTIN VERLANDER IN 2017 AND COMBINED WITH INJURIES TO THEIR BATTING AND PITCHING ROTATIONS THIS YEAR DETROIT HAD TO RELY ON STAR VETS OF THE CLUB, MIGUEL CABRERA AND (SP) JORDAN ZIMMERMANN TO LEAD THE WAY WHICH TURNS OUT TO BE A BAD SEASON FOR DETROIT. EVERYONE IS FRUSTRATED IN THE MOTOR CITY; OWNERS, GM, MANAGER, PLAYERS, AND YES!…..THE FANS, SINCE THE TIGERS WON IT ALL IN 2006, THEY CAN’T SEEM TO GET IT RIGHT…SO THEY GET DAVE DOMBROWSKI OUT AS GM- INSERT ALEX AVILA…BRAD AUSMUS OUT AS MANAGER – IN COMES GARDENHIRE. REMEMBER GARDENHIRE HAD GREAT SUCCESS IN MINNESOTA HAVING MORE WIN IN TWINS HISTORY AS THE SKIPPER- 1,068 WINS, DETROIT HIRED HIM AS THEIR 38TH MANAGER IN TEAM HISTORY IN 2017 TO RIGHT THE SHIP; BUT THAT DON’T MATTER, DETROIT HAS NOW LOST THE SECOND MOST GAMES AT 112 IN 2019 WHICH INCLUDES 0 HOME GAME SERIES WIN AGAINST ANY OPPONENTS THIS SEASON IN TEAM HISTORY AS THEY LOSE TO MINNESOTA 10-4 ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON,… AND YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT’S FRUSTRATING, DETROIT SPENT OVER A $135,382,700 ON THIS ROSTER TO COMPLETE IN 2019 VERSES $62,464,000 IN 2003 WHEN THEY LOST A FRANCHISE RECORD 119 GAMES…. NOW THAT’S FRUSTRATING. DETROIT WILL FINISH THE LAST 4 GAMES OF THE SEASON AS THEY TRAVEL TO THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO TO FACE THE WHITE SOX’S AT 4:40 PM ON FRIDAY.

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