Tigers threads almost always get started after losses nowadays, so I wanted to mix it up and maybe discuss things other than reactionary statements after a loss. Here's some bullets that hopefully will spark some discussion.
- OMG Miggy left the game today! Day-to-Day with a sore hip flexor.
- Tigers bounce back to win the last two games after dropping the first two to start the second half.
- Tigers put another whooping on Chris Sale.
- VMart's average is up to .270 (!!!). He went 4-5 tonight and has been on an absolute tear.
- Rondoner has pitched 4.1 innings since the break (appearing in each game) and has given up just 1 run: a balked in run tonight.
- The LA Dodgers have reported put their hat in the K-Rod race.
- Omar Infante still a bit away from returning.
Here's my question:
If the price gets too high for K-Rod (is there such a thing as too high a price this year?) does acquiring a left-handed bat become a better deadline move?
6-2, 175-lb. left-handed pitcher Michael Hendrickson announced on Twitter last night his commitment to Michigan. He's a rising senior at Saline High and is (to my knowledge) the 10th commit for Michigan baseball in the 2014 class (this thread has a chart listing the other nine).
Hendrickson is a good looking 2014 prospect. Standing at 6-foot-2 already he seems like he may have more to grow. From the mound Hendrickson was up to 83 MPH with his fastball and his breaking ball had some late tilt. He threw that pitch between 68-69 MPH. He threw his changeup for strikes as well, a pitch that he kept down nicely. Hendrickson also plays for Saline a perennial state title contender so he is sure to know the game.
In a May 2013 rundown, they had this to say:
Hendrickson struck out 13 hitters last night against Dexter. He sat between 82-84 mph early on with three pitches for strikes. Hendrickson, a Midwest Futures Games participant last summer, has been rounding into form recently.
I don't know where PBR has him ranked, but Michigan Baseball Prospects has Hendrickson at #21 in the 2014 class.
Back back back back back back back gone...
Who do you have winning the HR derby this year. I have Robinson Cano.
Here are the rules for the drinking game
End of 5th Tigers up 3-0 on homeruns from Hunter, Martinez, and Peralta... But Verlander is back to being dominant.
Edit: Changed Title
As the clock struck 10:00 pm PST, Tim Linecum no-hit the Padres. 4BB, 13K. He only had 4 wins to this point in the season and has had control issues for the past season-plus but he pitched a gem tonight. Congrats to him (it's his first of his career)
Edit: Changed Title to be a cheeky son-of-a-B.
Mod edit: No cheeky titles. Playful, maybe, but not full on cheeky. Seriously though, no...JGB.
my bad, not supposed to be a diary
So they missed the tag on Hunter going back to first on the sacrifice fly by Cabrera in the 2nd, but I thought the first baseman was on the bag, so Hunter should have been doubled off as he left first before the outfielder caught the ball. Am I missing something?