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Fire Brad Aumus.
8th inning, Joba & Soria, giving up 5+ runs, Tigers lose.
What happened to Hardy, leaving Anibal in, or bringing in Joe Nathan?
Miggy says it all:
(P.s: Look who lurks right behind him in this gif...)
Well it's playoff time, here's tonight's pitching matchup.
- Max Scherzer
- 18-5, 220.1 IP and a 3.15 ERA
- FIP: 3.12
- K/9: 10.29
- Chris Tillman
- 13-6, 207.1 IP and a 3.34 ERA
- FIP: 4.01
- K/9: 6.51
After a horrific start to the season Tillman has really come on during the 2nd half to become Baltimore's pseudo Ace.
Living in Baltimore this is sort of a dream come true for me, hopefully the Tigers have a good showing here and take a split back home to Comerica with them. I'm heading over to Camden in about 20 minutes but here's a gamethread in case anyone wanted it. EAT EM UP!
EDIT: Posting starting lineups here too
|1.||I. Kinsler, 2B||N. Markakis, RF|
|2.||T. Hunter, RF||A. De Aza, LF|
|3.||M. Cabrera, 1B||A. Jones, CF|
|4.||V. Martinez, DH||N. Cruz, DH|
|5.||J. Martinez, LF||S. Pearce, 1B|
|6.||A. Avila, C||J. Hardy, SS|
|7.||N. Castellanos, 3B||R. Flaherty, 3B|
|8.||A. Romine, SS||N. Hundley, C|
|9.||R. Davis, CF||J. Schoop, 2B|
David Price showed up ready to dominate and Ian Kinsler helped the Tigers secure the Central Division Crown.
Not an easy task against the pesky Twins, with a tough Gibson matching Price seemingly pitch-for-pitch.
David Price and Ian Kinsler trades paid off big today!!! This team is not perfect, but I like their chances to finally win another World Series this year.
It's the last regular season series of the year, let's see if we can keep the momentum after yesterday's binocular fiasco.
- Max Scherzer
- 17-5, 2014.1 IP with a 3.19 ERA
- FIP: 2.86
- K/9: 10.20
- Trevor May
- 3-5, 39.2 IP and a horrific 8.39 ERA
- FIP: 4.64 (much better showing here of actual talent than above number)
- K/9: 8.39
- BB/9: 4.76
On paper this looks like a tremendous advantage pitching wise for Detroit, but as they've shown in the past the Twins seem to hit our starters better than all others. The Magic number right now is at 3 with a chance with some luck to be down to a single game by the end of the night. Eat em up Tigers, eat em up!
Well here we are in a pennant race, tonight's game is the most important start of the year for Verlander, let's hope that the previous 4 months of mediocrity were all in preparation for the next month and a half.
- Justin Verlander:
- 13-12, 190.2 IP and a ghastly 4.81 ERA
- FIP: 3.89
- K/9: 7.03 (lowest since his rookie season)
- BB/9: 3.07
- Jason Vargas:
- 11-9, 179.2 IP and a career low 3.41 ERA
- FIP: 3.74
- K/9: 6.31
BB/9: 1.90 (also a career low)
What's funny about some of these numbers is that Verlander and Vargas both hold a WAR of 2.7 this season so technically it's an even pitching matchup tonight.
This may be early, but I won't be back near a computer until first pitch so I figured anyone who's paying attention to baseball this late in the year ( which you should) would enjoy having a place to talk.
Now I know it's technically not OT season but sometimes these things are a bit too important to not discuss, plus there are more basbeball lovers than baseball haters here.
That said, Go Get 'Em Tigers!
The Tigers became the 14th team in baseball history to score in every inning tonight in a game against the Rockies. Last team to do it was the Yankees in 2006. Fun fact, all the AL teams to do it completed the task at home, meaning they only were at-bat for 8 innings.