Thursday, April 05, 2012

No More Mr. Perfect- Jose Valverde

Jose Valverde was a perfect 49 for 49 in save opportunities last season. Opening Day 2012...blown save.

Justin Verlander cut through the Red Sox lineup for 8 shutout innings. Then Tigers manager Jim Leyland went to Valverde in 9th to lock down the Opening Day victory and start Detroit on their quest to defending the AL Central. Didn't happen. Valverde allowed 2 runs and that was the end of Mr. Perfect.