Sorry we haven't posted in a little while, two out of the three of us had some finals to attend to, and the other had midterms! So with that pathetic little apology out of the way...
WELCOME BACK SCOTTY!
May we just say that we wanted him here from the start? His numbers in Toledo were stellar, and in his first start back up in the majors, he went three for four with a double, a run, and an RBI! In the ongoing battle for second base, Scott is on top, and although he didn't hit well in tonight's game against the Yankees, (another win, people!) he is still hitting .500 for the season. We girls at April in the D are willing to let the fact that Scotty has only played two games slide for the moment. We're going to ride the I-told-you-so train as long as we possibly can.
We're obviously glad to see that the six-foot stunner is back, but it breaks our hearts a little to see Will Rhymes gone. Although he was hitting poorly, and his defense was nothing to get too excited about, it was impossible not to root for Will, and we wish him the best of luck in Toledo. We predict that second base will be a revolving door position this year, so if Will plays well down in the minors, we're positive we'll see him back up in the majors before the season is over. Until then, au revoir notre petit monsieur!
Also, we'd like to add that Casper Wells may be the coolest/weirdest/funniest Tiger ever. For those of you who tweet, or for those of you who have a twitter for the sole purpose of stalking the tigers (like us), please follow Casper (@UpstateBaller) because whatever he says never fails to amuse us. Take for instance, last night. After our much, much, much needed win against the hated yankees last night, apparently, the Tigers were feeling "crunk" after the game. It's hard for us to imagine some of the tigers getting "crunk," Brad Penny in particular. However, we all know that Jose Valverde has moves, and V-Mart must have some rhythm if he actually plays the accordion. We also imagine that JV can do a pretty mean douggie. In the immortal words of Rod Allen, "We see you Justin!"
On a more serious note, we regret to inform you (although we're not particularly surprised) that, before you could even say "deja vu," Joel Zumaya is out for the season again. It appears that he is undergoing season ending "exploratory elbow surgery," not to fix, but to discover what is actually wrong with his right arm. What's worse, Joel is up for free agency this year, which means that if he doesn't end up pitching this year, he might be done pitching as a Tiger forever. This is incredibly unfortunate news for everyone involved. For all you kiddies out there who never saw Joel Zumaya at his very best, he was a fearsome sight to behold. We wish him the best in his recovery, even though it seems that wearing a Tigers uniform has cursed Joel to an interminable stay on the DL.
Let's just try to forget that terrible, terrible losing streak and look forward to beating up on the Yankees again, shall we?