The Detroit Tigers weren't able to draw from their magic in the 2nd game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies at Comerica Park, dropping a 3-2 final score.
The second game will be notable in Tigers history for being the debut of pitcher Beau Brieske, the 27th round pick by the Tigers in 2019.
“The advice I got was to get out there early and just soak it all in and look at everything and just recognize what I had to do to get here and appreciate it,” Brieske said after the game. “Instead of trying to go out there and deal with it all at once.”
But, is he proud of his first MLB performance?
“This was nowhere near my best,” he said. “I feel I did a good job grinding. I feel like I did a good job with my process and staying composed and confident. But I know I will be better. I can be better, I will be better and I need to be better.”
“I know I can throw better breaking balls than that,” he continued. “The leadoff homer was a slider that was just a spinner, I didn't finish it. The one to Charlie Blackmon, I think it was the right pitch but I got it low and in and you've got to know with a guy like that, you get it into his sweet spot, the way he swings the bat, he's going to hit it.”
The Tigers will take on the Rockies later today at 1:10 PM EST in their series finale.
– – Quotes via The Detroit News Link – –
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