It also has a lot to do with the injuries to Chipper and McCann. Having two of your top hitters hurting certainly doesn't help the offense any. Francoeur has also cooled off considerably. Then there's the pitching. The bullpen has done surprisingly well since Gonzalez went down, but we really need to find another starter. The musical chairs approach at the back end of the rotation isn't getting us anywhere.
Just got shutout for the 3rd consecutive game. It's looking more and more like this just isn't a very good lineup. Chipper and McCann being banged up and Andruw Jones being in the twilight zone has rendered this lineup completely impotent.
And, oh yeah . . . They get to face Justin Verlander tomorrow.
I agree. I would say he's putting too much pressure on himself due to his upcoming free agency. But, he's never been one to crumble under the pressure before. There's got to be something going on that he's not telling.