This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
Anybody else following the game at work via Gamecast or MLB.tv?
Looks like Victor is picking up right where he left off last night!
Ed: Tigers win 9-7! Game notes:
Twins' SP Scott Baker has been yanked for Glen Perkins. Baker's final stat line:
- 4.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R (all earned), 5 BB, 6 Ks, 99 pitches.
- Victor Martinez is beyond hot right now. So far today: 3-3, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R. Just a triple away from the cycle!
- Cabrera has been ejected in the top of the 6th for arguing a called third strike. Sounds like it was a pretty quick reaction by the ump to toss him. Cabrera has been replaced by Don Kelly in the field.
After 5.2 innings, Phil Coke's day is done. He has been replaced by Al Alburquerque. Coke did alright today, and certainly did enough to give the Tiger's a chance to win the game. Here's his final state line:
- 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R (both earned), 2 BB, 3Ks, 85 pitches.
- Our bullpen has caved: 5 ER between 3 pitchers in 2.1 IP.
- The offense really stepped up in the last couple innings to bail out the bullpen.
- I'll take a 2-game sweep on the road of a division rival (no matter how crippled they may be) any day of the week.
Go Tigers and go blue!
Anyone game for some baseball discussion? I'm bored and baseball is on the mind.
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Francisco Liriano got a no-no against the White Sox today throwing 123 pitches. As much as I hate the Twinkies, I gotta give the guy props.
In other news, the Tigers ended their 7 game losing streak and beat the Yankees! Not a bad team to break a slump against.
Tigers are tied with the Yankees right now, 3-3 in the 8th, Alex Avila has two opposite field solo HRs off Bartolo Colon.
As I was one of the hasty idiots on this site who wanted him out of the lineup during the first few games of the season, I feel the need to come clean and admit, I was dead wrong. Guy's having a nice start to the season, and I'm glad I misjudged him!
I am admittedly not a huge baseball fan, but I'm a diehard Detroit/Ann Arbor/Auburn Hills sports fan and it pains me to continue to see the Tigers blow games, or just play poorly in general. What's going on with these guys? Gave up 3 runs and counting in the bottom of the 8th today.
Wolverines are tied in the ninth inning trying to even the series on the road against the Buckeyes. Yesterday OSU won despite having 4 errors (UM had none) and today Buckeyes have 6 errors (!) and Wolverines have one.