the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
Detroit Tigers season
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.
Couple interesting things:
Delmon dropped to sixth in the order. Boesch moved up to 5.
Porcello looking good so far.
Win puts us 2.5 back, loss 3.5.
So, there's been a scary trend of Tigers losing when there's a game thread and winning when there isn't. The Tigers are currently up 5-1, in the 3rd, meaning we can break that trend tonight. Or, we can confirm it if the Tigers give up a 4 run lead after this thread starts.
Fister tonight and he looks really good so far, sans Pujols homer. This would make two good starts in a row.
Delmon with a 2-out RBI single early in the game, his average is creeping towards .280.
Scherzer goes tomorrow, meaning we have a very nice shot at 3/4 against the Angels if things continue. Sets up for a big home series against the Sox, meaning the Tigers could make a huge push towards (if not claiming) first place by Monday.
After a big win to pull within 2.5 games of the White Sox and pass Cleveland, the Tigers look to go up 2-0 in the series against the Angels.
Jacob Turner promptly lets the first 4 batters score with the help of a Trumbo bomb. Let's see if the bats can continue their magic.