There cannot be a team in baseball that has been as unlucky as the Detroit Tigers, especially when it comes to injuries to starting pitchers.
The Tigers are calling trainer Doug Teter to the mound to look at Joey Wentz. They are taking him out of the game. My goodness. He was cruising. Somebody in the infield saw it and waved to the dugout
— Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) June 1, 2022
Prior to being removed from the game, Wentz was rolling as he had given up just one hit while striking out four over four innings of work.
Wentz was replaced by Wily Peralta, who escaped the fifth inning, despite giving up a pair of walks.
Just moments ago, the Tigers announced that Wentz left the game with a left shoulder strain.
Joey Wentz left tonight's game with a left shoulder strain.
— Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) June 1, 2022
At this point, it seems like the Detroit Tigers starting pitchers are cursed.
As it stands, Casey Mize, Eduardo Rodriguez, Matt Manning, and Michael Pineda are on the injured list and time will tell if Wentz joins them.
If Wentz has to miss his next start, it will be interesting to see who the Tigers decide to call up to take his place.
On the bright side, the Tigers currently lead the Minnesota Twins 4-0 in the sixth inning.