Mike Maroth lost his tenth decision of the year tonight for the moribund Tigers, 8-2 to Cleveland. That puts Maroth half way to becoming the first man in 23 seasons to reach the magical tally of 20 losses.
Maroth has a 5.56 ERA but if you consider that his 1.18 WHIP is the best in the Tigers' starting rotation, he should stay in their Detroit rotation for some time.
ESPN projects Maroth's season total at a 3-32 record. If he actually lost thirty ballgames, he would be the first pitcher since 1899 to do so.