to play football, not to play trumpet
Tigers faced a 5-0 deficit early but in the bottom of the 6th, thanks to 6 great at-bats (including a 2 run HR by Miggy and a Raburn single that drove two runs, they now lead 6-5. Currently in the top of the 7th.
It appears that after a rough outing against the Braves, Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano has cleared out his locker and told locker room personnel that he is retiring. In the 5th inning of the game, Zambrano had just given up back-to-back HRs, which totalled 5 HRs allowed for the night and was ejected after two close inside pitches to Chipper Jones, the 2nd barely missing him. Personally I hope he retires and we never have to hear any more about him.
Quade was perplexed by the chain of events that occurred.
"I came in, saw there was an empty locker," Quade said. "Then I heard that he was retiring, that he had left."
According to clubhouse personnel, Zambrano said he had enough and left Turner Field before the game ended.
Well with JV on the mound tonight, let's hope we can take 1 of 3 from the Indians and get back to a 3 game lead in the division.
Funky lineup for Leyland was the big talk on the radio today.
No Jackson (whatever, he's struggling).
No Guillen (meh... whatever, he's hitting .220)
No Jhonny (le sigh. This is the second start against a big, hard throwing righty that Jhonny has sat. Says a little bit, but I'd rather have Peralta out there over Santiago (2 for 3 vs. Jimenez, but that's a HALOL of a sample size.)
The only thing that really annoys me is Ordonez batting third. Really, how bad does Singlio have to be to move down to 7th-ish?
1-0 Tribe after 1. A couple bloop singles helped the tribe put one across the board.
Dombrowski through 2015
Leyland through 2012
Interesting that there's a difference in # of years. I guess some would call me a Leyland supporter, though all I do is try to research reasons behind his decisions, but I do support the Leyland extension.
I'm surprised by the Dombrowski extension's length. I'm pretty happy with most of what he's done. He's missed on one or two major decisions (Jurggens), but he's mostly made up for them with positive decisions (Peralta, bringing up Avila early, Fister/Pauley looks like a good move, most recently).
It's a slow day and these next couple of weeks are going to be huge for the Tigers, so I thought I would pose a question to get some discussion going: with the Tigers sitting at 59-52 and 3 games ahead of the second-place Indians, are you concerned at all by their -7 run differential?
If you're interested in my opinion, here it is: I'm not concerned. If you look at their season overall, they've been on the receiving end of some pretty lopsided blowouts, including a span of 3 games against the Mets and Giants where they were outscored by 29 runs (in 3 games!). Thankfully, they haven't made a trend of doing that, and with the acquisition of Fister we should hopefully have some more consistency in our starting rotation. I'd like to hear some other opinions though; what do the rest of you think?