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Orioles 5, Tigers 2: Things Tigers Twitter taught us about Saturday’s loss

The masses can’t be wrong, can they?

Detroit Tigers v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

The Detroit Tigers saw their four-game winning streak snapped on Saturday evening, as they lost a 5-2 contest against the Baltimore Orioles. Starter Drew VerHagen had a solid outing, allowing two runs on four hits in five innings. Rookie reliever Joe Jimenez took his first loss of his young career when he allowed a home run to O’s catcher Welington Castillo. Edward Mujica made it official when he coughed up two more runs in the bottom of the eighth.

Offensively, it was a similar story to what we’ve seen far too often this year. Justin Upton hit a two-run homer in the top of the first inning to give the Tigers an early lead, but then the bats went silent. Detroit finished with just five hits, and only went 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position.

There are lessons to be learned from losses like this, though. For that, we turn to Tigers Twitter, a beacon of rational thought amid an otherwise chaotic world.

Victor Martinez is the slowest person in the world

...but he might just need a haircut

Brad Ausmus was 100% responsible for the loss

Because he’s an historic manager

But fans are still happy with his progress

Ausmus could be a trade chip, though

Joe Jimenez is a bust of epic proportions

And it’s all because Al Avila is afraid of his job