here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
Tigers looking for the sweep of KC today. Justin Verlander vs. Bruce Chen. Score is 0-0 going into the bottom of the 2nd.
Before I saw THIS, I did not even know that zubaz were a thing. They are a thing, and that thing is incredible. This is how the Tigers decked out for their trip to Cleveland for tonight's game when their aircraft broke down.
I get the sense the 2014 Tigers are a
tight knit group comfortable in their own skins cut of the same cloth a very fun group. Sweeps of the Orioles and Red Sox earn you the right to wear such things, I suppose.
It's been a bit since we've had one of these so here's your open thread for tonight's game.
8:05 PM first pitch, ESPN
- Anibal Sanchez
- 0-2 through 23 IP and a 3.13 ERA
- FIP of 2.43
- K/9: 9.39
- BB/9: 4.30
- Jake Peavy
- 1-1 through 48 IP and a 3.94 ERA
- FIP: 5.22
- K/9: 7.69
|1.||I. Kinsler, 2B||D. Pedroia, 2B|
|2.||T. Hunter, RF||S. Victorino, RF|
|3.||M. Cabrera, 1B||D. Ortiz, DH|
|4.||V. Martinez, DH||M. Napoli, 1B|
|5.||D. Kelly, 3B||G. Sizemore, LF|
|6.||A. Jackson, CF||A. Pierzynski, C|
|7.||J. Martinez, LF||X. Bogaerts, SS|
|8.||A. Avila, C||B. Holt, 3B|
|9.||A. Romine, SS||J. Bradley Jr., CF|
Sanchez will make his first start after coming off the DL, the interesting news of the day is that it was Justin Miller that was sent down to clear room for Sanchez, and not Robbie Ray. Apparently Rick Porcello has been having lingering soreness on his left side, and as a preventative caution the Tigers have pushed back his next start, thus giving Ray another chance to showcase his talents.
The Tigers look to make it 11 straight road wins tonight, let's hope they get it!
I know people had complained in the past about a Tigers thread everyday and such, but they've also become nonexistent unless it's a series against Chicago or Cleveland, so here's my solution: i'll attempt to create a thread for the entire series and as it moves along I can update it to bump it up the board.
Pitching Matchup 5-7-14
- Rick Porcello
- 4-1with 32 IP and sporting a 3.66 ERA
- FIP of 3.33
- K/9: 6.19
- BB/9: 1.13
- Brad Peacock
- 0-2 through 25.2 IP and a 5.26ERA
- FIP: 4.59
- K/9: 8.42
- BB/9: 7.01 (holy hell that's high)
|1.||J. Altuve, 2B||I. Kinsler, 2B|
|2.||D. Fowler, CF||T. Hunter, RF|
|3.||J. Castro, C||M. Cabrera, 1B|
|4.||C. Carter, DH||V. Martinez, DH|
|5.||A. Presley, LF||D. Kelly, CF|
|6.||G. Springer, RF||N. Castellanos, 3B|
|7.||M. Krauss, 1B||A. Avila, C|
|8.||M. Dominguez, 3B||A. Romine, SS|
|9.||M. Gonzalez, SS||R. Davis, LF|
The Tigers took the first 2 games of the series and look to continue their pitching dominance over the lowly Astros. I'll post the lineups when I see them announced
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.
While most of us have been thinking Spring Football today, the undefeated Tigers have been doing their thing this afternoon in Detroit. As I type this, the game is going into the top of the 9th, with a 7-1 lead for the Tigers. Brad Ausmus looks to be bringing in Phil Coke for the 9th in a non-save situation. Rick Porcello started and was outstanding in his first start of the new season, giving up 1 run on just 3 hits over 6 2/3 innings. Don Kelly leads the Tigers today with a 3-for-4 day, including a triple. Torii Hunter has added a homer and double to the offensive mix in a 13-hit Tiger attack.
Right now, it's still 7-2, one down in the 9th for the O's after a single and triple plate a run.
If the Tigers lose a game or two this season, it's likely gonna be due to the bullpen...