I live in Michigan so I'm also a Detroit Tiger fan.
Last week the Tigers sent a relatively young and inexperienced pitcher to the mound to face the Los Angeles Angels, one of the best teams in the American League.
The results were not very pretty. Jacob Turner gave up seven runs in two innings. The Tigers eventually lost the game 13-0.
The most interesting part of the evening for me were the comments after the game. Jim Leyland, the Tigers manager, was quoted in the Detroit Free Press after the game:
"He's just a kid who in my judgment isn't quite ready for this yet," manager Jim Leyland said after the game. "Am I upset with Jacob Turner? No. I think I'm being perfectly honest when I say this kid in the future (will be) toward the top of the rotation or a top-of-the-rotation guy that's not seasoned enough (yet) to pitch at this level with consistency."