The Detroit Tigers are used to seeing the radar gun at Comerica Park in the upper 90 mph range when guys like Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer take the hill. But after Matt Garza no-hit the Tigers using a slew of low-90s fastballs on Monday, many left the ballpark scratching their heads.â†µ
It's led Tigers manager Jim Leyland to the conclusion that the radar gun at Tropicana Field was a little slow.â†µ
"You know, (third-base coach Gene Lamont) and I were talking on the bench," Leyland recalled Tuesday before the second game of the four-game series against the Rays. "Scherzer threw a couple of pitches that said 92 or something, and I thought it looked like 95 or 96, and when it was 92 it was surprising."â†µ
Scherzer and Garza both usually top out at around 95 mph, but Garza seemed to tail off at around 93 on Monday. Leyland's comments about Scherzer's velocity seem to back up the theory that the gun at the Trop was a little off.