Less than two weeks ago, Buck Farmer looked like the answer for the Detroit Tigers’ pitching staff.
The two scoreless starts (13 combined innings) from late May and early June are a distant memory. Farmer was rocked for the second straight game Sunday, the primary culprit in the Tigers’ 9-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, dropping the last two games to split the four-game series.
After the game, the Tigers sent Farmer down to Triple-A Toledo and will activate starter Anibal Sanchez for Monday’s start at Seattle.
“It’s always difficult getting sent down but it’s probably for the best,” Farmer said. “The past two outings, that’s not who I am, that’s not how I pitch and those are not the results I know I can put up. Just going to go down to Toledo and get back to that guy I was the first two starts hopefully.”
But on the heels of a nearly identical outing June 13 against Arizona (2⅓ innings, six earned, two home runs), he knew his Tigers tenure may not be long.
Source: USA Today
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