Brad Thomas in a one-run game.

I think that’s really all that needs to be said about tonight’s bullpen implosion.

No?

Okay. Why wasn’t Schlereth in there? Okay, I know Perry is on the DL and Weinhardt probably didn’t get to the park in time but still. You honestly thought Thomas was going to get big outs for you in a close game? Thomas is a mop-up man at best, and on a plane back to Australia at worst (or would that be best?).

Not much to say about Brayan Villarreal or Enrique Gonzales. They did what they could. I mean, who else hits the pitch Gonzales threw to Guerrero but Guerrero?

Brad Penny was a bucket of “meh”.

Offense missed some opportunities.

YOU BRING IN BRAD THOMAS TO PROTECT THE ONE-RUN LEAD AND THEN BRING IN THE BETTER LEFTHANDER WHEN THE GAME IS ALREADY OUT OF REACH. GREAT BULLPEN MANGLEMENT, JIM LEYLAND. SERIOUSLY AWESOME.

Also why was Kelly in right over someone like Wells? I don’t think Wells is a natural rightfielder, but he at least has a good arm and might’ve been able to nail that runner at the plate.

Anyway this shitshow gave me a headache. Hopefully they left this crap on the road.

This might be the most annoying post ever and I’m not sorry.

FOR THE ONE MILLIONTH TIME, THE TIGERS ARE NOT HAVING A FIRESALE. THE TIGERS ARE NOT FUCKING ‘PENNILESS’. ALL THOSE BAD CONTRACTS PEOPLE ARE WANKING OVER? THEY COME OFF THE BOOKS AFTER ’10.

ALSO? THIS IS MIKE FUCKING ILITCH, PEOPLE. RECOGNIZE. IF HE DIDN’T CUT MAGGLIO ORDOÑEZ, WHO DIDN’T START HITTING UNTIL THERE WERE BASICALLY TWO MONTHS TO GO IN THE SEASON AND WHO KICKED IN AN $18 MIL. VESTING OPTION BECAUSE THE TIGERS KEPT PLAYING HIM DESPITE KNOWING THAT IF THEY KEPT PLAYING HIM THEY’D HAVE TO PAY HIM $18 MIL. FOR 2010, AND DIDN’T CUT CARLOS GUILLÉN, WHO WAS BASICALLY INJURED AND USELESS FOR MOST OF THE SEASON, AND ACTUALLY ADDED CONTRACTS (WASHBURN AND HUFF) AT THE DEADLINE RATHER THAN HAVING A FIRESALE LIKE MANY PREDICTED, FOR EXAMPLE, HE IS NOT GOING TO START NOW.

FINANCES DON’T SCARE MIKE ILITCH, MIKE ILITCH SCARES FINANCES. OKAY?

ALSO, WHITE SOX, WE ARE NOT TRADING YOU CURTIS GRANDERSON STRAIGHT UP. I UNDERSTAND HE’S A SOUTHSIDE NATIVE, WHITE SOX FANS. I UNDERSTAND YOU THINK IT’S A CRIME HE ENDED UP IN DETROIT. BUT SORRY, YOU’RE NOT GETTING HIM UNLESS IT’S A THREE-TEAM DEAL INVOLVING A NON-AL CENTRAL TEAM. AND WE GET ALEXEI RAMIREZ. JUST DEAL WITH IT.

ALSO IF MILTON BRADLEY IS ANYWHERE NEAR A POTENTIAL GRANDERSON-TO-THE-CUBS TRADE, I WILL JUMP OFF THE GODDAMN AMBASSADOR BRIDGE. JUST SAYIN’.