For Armando Galarraga, this has been the strangest season by any Tigers’ pitcher since1952 when Virgil Trucks tossed not one, but two no-hitters–but won just three other games the rest of the year.
I asked Jim Leyland if he has an explanation as to why Galarraga has won only two of the 19 games he has started since he pitched what all agree was a perfect game on June 2?
“I do not,” the Tigers’ manager replied tersely.
The Tigers maintain there is nothing wrong physically with the 28-year-old right hander.
So what’s the problem?
Galarraga is eligible for binding arbitration this winter and, personally, I would not be at all surprised if the Tigers simply let him go.