DETROIT Jacob Turner had auditions for hisshort-term and long-term future on Tuesday.
He failed both spectacularly in a 13-0 loss to the Angels.
With two weeks until the trade deadline and the Tigers in dire need of aconsistent starter, Turner could have done one of two things with a strongouting against Los Angeles. He could have earned a rotation spot, or he couldhave made himself an attractive trade chip for another of Dave Dombrowski'slast-minute deals.
Neither happened. It wasn't even close.
Turner lasted just two innings, allowing seven runs that included nearly aquarter-mile of homers by Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo and Albert Pujols.
"Obviously, I made some mistakes and they put some good swings onthem," Turner said. "I don't think I need to make major changes. Ijust need to find a way to get pitches where I want them more often."
Turner wasn't kidding when he said that the Angels were getting good wood onhis pitches. Although Pujols' homer was fairly routine, Trumbo's b...