"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Detroit Tigers season
Watching the ball and stick game tonight and staying in to save a few bucks and finish off some beer in the fridge.
Tigers off to a good start - Castellanos with a 2-R opposite field homer. Porcello looked smooth in the first, putting down the Twins in order.
Despite the doom and gloom on talk radio, the Tigers are on pace for 94 wins, which everyone would take, obviously.
Figured I'd change the title and just keep this thread for all three games.
Tigers lead 2-0 in the fifth inning. Sanchez leaves the game early with an apparent injury.
I know we like to only have game threads when they lose so we can bitch at Jim Leyland (I keed, I keed), but how about them Tigers?
Tied with the tribe right now in the 7th. If they pull this game out, I'm ready to give us the division.
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?
Seriously, is Josh Reddick human? Perhaps he's more of a neadrathal than a modern man.
Staying in tonight watching the game with my first Oberon of the season - trying to recoup financially from the many spirits that were consumed during the final four.
The Tigers are clearly going to get beat tonight against the A's.
Max Scherzer will be lucky to go 5 innings on his bum ankle.
Jim Leyland is putting strikeout machine Quentin Berry in the 2-spot.
The Tigers have 1 (!!!) RBI this series and clearly are a pathetic offense.
Jim Leyland doesn't bunt nearly enough. And don't give me "statistically he bunts more than most managers." When I played high school baseball, you always bunted the runner over to second, always. THAT'S THE WAY THE GAME SHOULD BE PLAYED.
Also, Jim Leyland will obviously either let Scherzer go too long in the game or will not let him go more than 110 pitches and either way it will be the wrong decision because OBVIOUSLY.
Also, the A's fans kick the Tiger's fans asses in terms of sign-making ability. This clearly has an effect on the field.
I thought the sign comment made the /s redundant. Here's the translation for my quick thoughts on the game:
We need a big night out of Scherzer and I think he'll deliver.
I like that Berry is in and he's in the 2-spot. Even though I strongly dislike bunting, I think that if Jackson gets on, we'll see a sacrifice early. Get someone into scoring position and force them to either walk Cabrera or put two on base for Fielder. Otherwise: BOO BUNTING.
Also, reverse jinx, obvs.
Sanchez gives up 3 hits to start the game, but escapes giving up only a run. Not a good start there.
Offensively, the first inning was trash, but then in the second we had three hard hit balls off of Anderson, so I'm not too worried yet as long as Sanchez settles in.