Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
Chen takes on Verlander today. First pitch is supposed to be at 1207. Hopefully the 'Gers can even up the series today.
Well it's playoff time, here's tonight's pitching matchup.
- Max Scherzer
- 18-5, 220.1 IP and a 3.15 ERA
- FIP: 3.12
- K/9: 10.29
- Chris Tillman
- 13-6, 207.1 IP and a 3.34 ERA
- FIP: 4.01
- K/9: 6.51
After a horrific start to the season Tillman has really come on during the 2nd half to become Baltimore's pseudo Ace.
Living in Baltimore this is sort of a dream come true for me, hopefully the Tigers have a good showing here and take a split back home to Comerica with them. I'm heading over to Camden in about 20 minutes but here's a gamethread in case anyone wanted it. EAT EM UP!
EDIT: Posting starting lineups here too
|1.||I. Kinsler, 2B||N. Markakis, RF|
|2.||T. Hunter, RF||A. De Aza, LF|
|3.||M. Cabrera, 1B||A. Jones, CF|
|4.||V. Martinez, DH||N. Cruz, DH|
|5.||J. Martinez, LF||S. Pearce, 1B|
|6.||A. Avila, C||J. Hardy, SS|
|7.||N. Castellanos, 3B||R. Flaherty, 3B|
|8.||A. Romine, SS||N. Hundley, C|
|9.||R. Davis, CF||J. Schoop, 2B|
Surprised nobody created a thread yet. Game 1 vs. Boston one period in. LGRW!
PS: If somebody breaks Marchand's face into pieces, I wouldn't be upset.
Now lets win this game
Edit. Just thought i should add this (Dats on Crosby):
With all due respect to gobluehtown for his recent diary regarding Brady Hoke and the # of wins needed to keep coaching at Michigan, I obviously borrowed in creating my OP title here.
To be completely serious, though, my point is that, barring 3 wins to finish the season, the Lions are in grave danger of being on the outside looking in come the NFL Playoffs. There's also no chance of a wildcard spot for Detroit, either---it's absolutely win all 3 or lose all control of their own destiny for the Lions, I believe.
Even if they somehow win out and don't continue being those "same old Lions" that we've cussed out year-after-year seemingly forever, methinks they need to then advance to at least the 2nd round of the playoffs (and probably more) for Schwartz to keep his job.
With the remaining schedule being tonight at home vs. the Ravens, next weekend at home vs. the struggling Giants, and finishing on the road in Minnesota, how many of you have any confidence the Lions (and especially Schwartz) won't screw it all up once again? Lose tonight, and they're looking up at both the Bears and Packers in the standings. The Bears have games remaining at Philly and home vs. the Pack; GB hosts the Steelers and finishes at Chicago.