Maybe it’s time to show concern for starter Spencer Turnbull. The right-hander battled control problems for a second consecutive start as the Tigers were blanked by the White Sox, 9-0, at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Thursday afternoon. Detroit has lost nine consecutive games and is 9-14 this season.
Maybe it’s time to show concern for starter
On Saturday against the Indians, Turnbull allowed three runs in 4 2/3 innings and walked a season-high four batters. It was much worse against the White Sox, and he had problems from the start. Turnbull simply couldn’t throw strikes in the first inning, when he threw 37 pitches, walked three batters and allowed three runs. Edwin Encarnación started the scoring when he drew a bases-loaded walk.
Turnbull left the game after the second inning, having thrown 60 pitches. Left-hander
Detroit’s offense wasn’t any better as White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito was dominant. Giolito had 21 swings and misses and struck out 13 batters in seven innings. The Tigers had opportunities to score in the fourth but couldn’t take advantage of the situation. They had the bases loaded with one out, but