To my fellow Tigers fans on this blog: this would suck. They also have Max Scherzer predicted to go to the Yankees, which isn't too much of a surprise but losing Victor Martinez would really cause this team to fall in the American League. Here is the rest of the top ranked free agents and where they are predicted to land:
Chen takes on Verlander today. First pitch is supposed to be at 1207. Hopefully the 'Gers can even up the series today.
David Price showed up ready to dominate and Ian Kinsler helped the Tigers secure the Central Division Crown.
Not an easy task against the pesky Twins, with a tough Gibson matching Price seemingly pitch-for-pitch.
David Price and Ian Kinsler trades paid off big today!!! This team is not perfect, but I like their chances to finally win another World Series this year.
Back to back to back to back AL Central division champions! Could this finally be the year they get it done? GO TIGERS!
Detroit just took a 1-0 lead over Cleveland in a very big mid-September game at Comerica, as JD Martinez continues to assault Cleveland pitching. The 22nd homer of the season for JD (I believe that 7 of them have been vs. the Indians) came with two out in the 4th. Justin Verlander has been pitching well so far, no serious threats by Cleveland so far. Verlander's pitch count after 4 is 65, it would be great to get 7 solid innings out of him before handing it to the bullpen.
Did anyone catch the game last night? Fun game to listen to I drove those 2 1/2 hours home from The Big House! Avila put a charge into one for a 2-run shot with two out in the bottom of the 8th, and Joe Nathan wiggled out of a self-induced jam in the 9th for the save. The win kept Detroit a half-game ahead of the Royals. Just 15 games remaining on the schedule for Detroit, including 3 the final weekend at KC.
As I finish this OP, Verlander in a bit of a jam in the 5th, one out, runners at the corners.
[Edit: Correction on the upcoming schedule (thank you, BlueinLansing!)---the Tigers finish as follows, after today:
This coming week: 3 at Minny, starting tomorrow, then a bye Thursday before heading to KC for 3 next weekend.
The final week: 3 at Comerica vs. the White Sox, then the season-ending (Thursday thru Sunday) 4 games at home vs. the Twins.]
O's put up 2 on Sanchez in the first.
With a 2-out single in the first, Miguel Cabrera is now 3 hits away from 2000 on his career.
EDIT: With two outs in the ninth, Cabrera homers for hit number 2000!!!