The Voice of the Turtle, Episode 34: The Michael Fulmer Show

This is always the worst part of the season. West coast road trips. As if it weren't bad enough that the games start late and fans have to stay up into the wee hours of the morning, the Tigers also don't seem to play particularly well on these trips, so we're usually staying up late just to see them lose.

The most recent six-game road trip was no exception, but the Tigers did manage to get at least one win in each of the two series, so at least there were no sweeps involved. In fact, thanks to a brilliant, nearly-a-no-hitter performance by Michael Fulmer, the trip ended on a high note with the Tigers locking up just their fifth win against the Angels at Angel Stadium since 2010.

In this week's episode, Rob Rogacki and HookSlide get a late start (duh, a no-hitter was in progress!) and talk about the A's and Angels, as well as the upcoming homestand against the White Sox and Blue Jays.

Other topics in this episode include:

  • Anibal Sanchez is going to the bullpen. Now what?
  • Mike Pelfrey is still a not-very-good pitcher
  • Justin Upton might need someone to get out and help push
  • So obviously Shane Greene is headed for the starting rotation, right?
  • The Royals lost three key players, so of course they're on a winning streak
  • The Tigers might be catching the White Sox at just the right time
  • Majic Moonshots, we need to talk
  • The Royals fans are stuffing the All Star ballot boxes again


2:47 - Rounding the Bases: Anibal Sanchez - $17M relief pitcher
53:06 - Warming in the Pen: the Tigers need to get hot, right now
1:13:26 - High and Tight: let's imagine a better pitching staff
1:25:56 - Into the Mob Scene at Home: is it time to give up on the 2016 season?
1:50:33 - The 7th Inning Kvetch: it's too early to be mad about the All Star Game

Be sure to send your thoughts, suggestions, and questions for our next show. We're on Twitter at @hookslide23 and @BYBRob!

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