Incriminating photographs of Mike Ilitch? That’s what Detroit Tigers pitcher Jason Grilli must have in his possession for him to still be an active member of the Tigers’ roster. At least that’s all I can come up with.
Friday’s afternoon game at Comerica Park was tied 5-5 in the 7th inning when Leyland called Grilli in from the bullpen. What followed was a typical embarrassing performance by one of the worst relief pitchers I can remember.
Grilli gave up three hits and three runs on three pitches. Let me repeat that: Grilli gave up three hits and three runs ON THREE PITCHES. The White Sox knocked a double, a single and a three run homer off Grilli for back-to-back-to-back hits.
Three pitches, three hits, three runs. Unbelievable. That’s the type of performance you’d expect from a batting practice pitcher lobbing them in to his own teammates. Even then, a foul ball or two would probably be hit.
I’m not sure what it is that Leyland sees in Grilli, but it’s time to pull the plug. Take your chances with a minor leaguer and let Grilli get on with his life. It’s time for him to go.
Detroit Tigers reliever Jason Grilli has got to go.