Paxton was unreal tonight. Just mowing those fuckers down. After 19 runs the game before this is excatly what you need, someone to come in the next day and show the same line up who’s boss.
In the 2nd inning there was a chance of the Tigers getting on the board but Victor Martinez is so slow that he had to hold up at 3rd on a long double. After that double it was 2nd and 3rd one out and Paxton was just like I guess I have to get these guys out and did just that. In the 4th there was two on one out and he struck out the next two. In the 6th inning he had 7 pitch inning! In the 7th he had two on one out again but this time with 99 pitches. No big deal, just get a double play ball and finish with a line of 7 innings pitched, 4 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, and 9 STRIKEOUTS. He’s now 3-0 and I think we need to officially start “Happy James Paxton Day”.
Paxton was a beast and so was the line up. No Seager, no Haniger, apparently no problem. Segura is on fire since coming off the DL and Nelson continues to be on fire. Getting doubles with ease and mashing homers left and right. The thing I like the most about today was how the whole team was having lengthy at bats. Norris had 100 pitches before getting any batters out in the 5th inning. Working the counts and stealing bases (Dyson had 2 and Valencia had 1 SB) puts a lot of pressure on the pitcher and we did just that today.
Last thought: I hope Taylor Motter and Ben Gamel are going to wreak havoc on this league together and we can have the Long Haired Bash Brothers.