Eric D. Schabell
The new sheriff rolled into town on his horse, gently bringing her to a stop outside of the stadium. He peered up at the bright sun from under his dusty black hat, squinting slightly and surveyed the scene around him.
This town was ready for a new law man, a strong and dominating type of law man needed to put the riffraff in its place. No more long home runs, 5 hit games, and easy go lucky wins would be had here in this town.
There was a new sheriff in town and the Detroit Tigers would feel the long arm of his law.
He swung down from his trusty horse, hitched up his gun, and swaggered on into the Tiger Stadium saloon...
John Lackey, the new sheriff did exactly that. He hurled a 7 inning gem giving up only 2 runs on 7 hits. His pitch totals per inning were impressive.
13 pitches, 9 thrown for strikes, 2 strikeouts, no hits, no walks, only 3 hitters faced.
13 pitches, 7 thrown for strikes, no hits, no walks, only 3 hitters faced.
16 pitches, ...