I like the Tigers chances here. Then again, I've liked their chances every game so far because I sincerely think that they are the better team and of course I am a fan of them. This is a must win and I really think it will depend more on the Tigers' starter than the other games, since it doesn't matter how good you pitch when you don't score a run. This is their opportunity to get the bats going. They know Peavy, they've hit Peavy, and they should have a good shot on this game, only if Fister and the pen deals well enough to keep them in it.
ALCS Game 4
I have a good feeling about this matchup as well. I think our bats come alive and Fister throws well enough to win.
What on earth does Borges have to do with the Tigers? Absolutely nothing.
If that's how he wants to express himself, so be it.
I'm just going to go ahead and assume you don't understand the concept of Freedom of Speech.
EDIT: I do not have a problem with the guy having "Fire Borges" in his signature. He just added that. My issue and the Mod's issue was adding "Fire Borges" to every single comment he made regardless of whether or not it was even applicable to the discussion.
Has Brian made a rule outlawing "fire Borges" comments? Granted, it has nothing to do with the Tigers thread, but I viewed that as part of his signature. What does "I put up a tough front, but deep down I just want to be held" have to do with the Tigers?
He just added the sig. I don't have a problem with that at all. My signature was a punishment for fighting with Section 1 or someone like him. I kept it, because I thought it was funny.
I understand your edit and appreciate it. Why did you have to question my understanding of freedom of speech to make your point? That's bordering on a personal attack, (i.e., insulting my intelligence) when you know very little about me. My point is, there is a way to have a polite discussion, and questioning other's intelligence is not the way to do it.
People who claim Freedom of Speech when it so clearly does not apply is a pet peeve. Unless MGoBlog is owned by the government, Freedom of Speech is not applicable in any way shape or form. Brian could take his ban on politics a step further and ban discussions about unicorns (Why on earth would anyone want to do that?), and there is absolutely nothing the National Unicorn Association of America could do about it.
to make things a little more interesting. I really can't deal with the Boston sports scene having any more success any time soon.
Must win game tonight, hopefully the lineup change works out.
Check out @mlblineups's Tweet: https://twitter.com/mlblineups/status/390564390316949504
Unfortunately we have nobody to shake with. Still, maybe a little shake is all we need? Can I hope so?
i didn't think leyland would make a change, since the logical replacement at the top of the order (infante) has been struggling too. i love this lineup change. it likely takes an at bat away from jackson and gives it to one of our big boppers. i hope it works. go get 'em tigers!
eh gents? Always good to see the opponent's BP warming up in the second!
They've been auto outs as far as I cab remember. LM is terrible.
Austin Jackson getting booted from lead off to 8th. If Leyland wanted to send a message, consider it sent! that's a demotion! And honestly, it's warranted. AJ has basically crapped his pants in the playoffs.
Agree with those who think this is the Game the Gats break through.
I love the lineup today, hopefully it produces. Statistically, you want your best at 2,3, and 4.
Too bad fielder, at 3, is not one of our best
Borges.... He isn't going anywhere and this is a tigers thread
Go home. This is a tigers thread.
It is getting to a point where the "Fire Borges" trolling in threads that have nothing to do with Michigan's situation on offense might start landing people on a "short leash" list. This is really over the top. If someone is going to disrupt the conversation in other threads when there are numerous places for discussion already provided, actions might be taken.
I won't do anything here more than likely because I hope that people won't intentionally try to derail the discussion, but like I said, we're getting to a point where the definition of trolling might be re-examined, if you will.
Out of curiosity what is the blog's stance on promoting relegion?
How many times has Muggy struck out in consecutive at bats this season?
Why do the announcers always make the Tigers situation seem doom and gloom? "Racehorse inning" "Fister throws wild pitches" "Salt is the toughest out..." Please tell me if its just me.
It's not just you. They are trying to inject drama.
Well, first bullet avoided, but the bats look lost.
Anyone else having trouble with a bit of a choppy video out of Fox?
I have Comcast and I am as well.
With rod and mario, I just can't do these announcers who seem so biased against the tigers
break this open!!!
Peavy dips with impunity.
The absolute worst thing that could've happened....
Nope. Double play at home and first.
Crap!, too short, too long, who knows? anyways....
wtf are you doing? you have to tag on that.
Just sac fly will do
maybe the confidence boost he needs.
ZOMG WE SCORED
Peavy think he's pitching to miggy??
Thanx Peavey!, well take it, at last seems like a stater at Boston who won't let it's bullpen rest.
Friggen white stripes
Well, at least Iglesias has legs
at second base there i think.
mccarber saw it too
Instant replay could fix that.
Neighborhood rule. But could have gone either way.
Gimme these grungy runs
Yesss!!!!, eat that umps!
finally. a break out inning!
Also, that was a pretty generous ruling on second base for the attempted double play.
Should be 5-nothing.
Still, great to see the offense coming alive. Peavy looks toast right now.
Now it is 5-0!
Walk in a run last night.
we consistently swung at pitches out of the strike zone; his breaking balls.
Jackson gets an RBI WITHOUT a hit!
MVP MVP MVP MVP
Well, this was a productive inning, I won't even complain against the umps, unless we lose ¬¬
For this game will be very different
That's what I am talking about! way to go Tigers!
That was damn close
That was real close at first, but on the slow mo I did think he was safe. Boo.
probably should have caught that ball. might be skiddish after the run-in in boston.
he's faster than people give him credit for when he gets going. he likely generates the most momentum (physics; size x speed) than anyone in mlb.
Hustle is worth $200 million. Because he weekly grounds out more than any so called superstar I've seen
The whole starting line-up has deserved to be tossed at one point or another.
Foxtrack completely disagrees and he just ignores it
I really wish the Umps would toss one of these clowns for arguing balls and strikes...its been happening all series
I am very surprised the umps haven't said anything that has been picked up on camera.
It's been Victorino most of the time. He needs to shut up
do not groove one to ortiz
should have attacked pedroia better.
huge there fister.
But Boston has the biggest whiners I can recall. It's so annoying.
I don't either but it doesn't seem as bad as Oakland last year
Is v-mart hurt? He certainly wasnt in any hurry to get to first.
He pulled up rounding first last night and grabbed his left quad before getting pinch ran for. I think he might be dealing with a tweaked quad.
Jim and Dan said he tweaked something last game, but they said it doesn't affect his swing.
Is anyone in baseball slower than Martinez?
Cabrera? altough he's hurt
and go watch some film of jose molina. he has to be the slowest in mlb.
They complain about every called strike; it's ridiculous
I'll say it. The Boston beards are stupid.
Pig for me.....
And those stupid beards, your not hockey players, it's just dumb.
they do seem to be pulling for boston for some reason. "drew gets into one". hell that was a weak fly ball. avila nearly hits one the opposite way to the warning track "avila flicks it to left". hide your rooting interest, buck.
St. Louis makes it he will jizz in his pants.
as long as he doesn't announce it.
A-Jax 2 rbis?, well, this is strange, Pedroia not making plays in second, go Tigers!
I didn't like looking at the same 5-0 score from a couple nights ago.
who would have thunk it. now, if iglesias gets a hit, i just may go nuts.
that little stutter step cost him
Yup, that was the difference
Cabrera!!!; I forgive you Hunter
I have a feeling Prince is about to find the seats.
I have a feeling Borges will get his shit together and so will the O-line. Same thing right?
Pretty much at this point.
Go home. This is a Borges free thread.
Mentioning religion is frowned upon here. Can you please change your signature. It bothers me.
No. I made no comment about religion. If it bothers you, grow a pair and get over it. It would be a problem if I talked about it on the board, but I didn't.
You advertise it everytime you post. And you would be doing yourself a favor to take your own advice.
Cabby being Cabby
let's embarrass these SOBs. you go miggy.
Is that defensive indifference?
I thought they didn't do that anymore.
If Cabrera steals on you, it's just not your night.
that's the awesomeness of iglesias. almost 2 there.
How about the neighborhood call for that play at second?
Give him those strikes! He's painting the corners!
Boy how old is Pedroia? looks like 45 and balding quickly
2 great defensive plays in a row.
Does anybody remember when there was concern regarding Cabrera's move to third?
No doubt. Haven't seen a game like this since Sunday...
Prince has just been a disaster.
Well at least Infante seems to be seeing the ball so much better tonight
And not the game 2 nights ago. Getting annoyed with how every segment, minus talking to Verlander, is about Boston.
They move the needle!
/ they don't move the needles
// Unless "the needle" is my blood pressure
Did you guys know that Boston was the team with the most scored runs this season in the American League?
You'd think Joe and Tim might mention that 1 or 100 times.
or the most pitches seen by almost a thousand...
Ok, lets dig in the pen.
I have always enjoyed looking at the voting details for threads like this so that I can determine who is a Tiger's fan and who is I'm guessing either a Red Sox fan or simply NOT a fan of the Tigers.
Iglesias is all over the field.
Jim needs a smoke
Dream announcing team: Joe Buck and Rod Allen. America is not ready for their awesomeness.
Whew. thought the play might have been at one. Awkward toss + hard slide could have been disaster.
Guess the lineup change is working for AJax too?
the rest of the series.
already proving to be the 2013 edition rather than the one that shined in the 2012 playoffs. Comes in and gives up a leadoff single.
Get him outta there!
has anyone seen any status updates on Rondon?
He's throwing down in Lakeland, word is he could be back if we end up making it to the World Series.
i'm glad he's on the mend, but there is no way i would activate him for the world series, especially since he's a rookie and hasn't pitched in awhile. i would be more comfortable with Al Al at this point. he's actually been tested a little bit now (good and bad). but i give him the nod over an untested rondon.
Rondon could be put on the roster instead of guys like Luke Putkonen, Jose Alvarez, or even Phil Coke.
Luke Putkonen is absolutely dreadful. Utter tripe.
I would like to see Bruce Rondon back on the roster. Exspecially if he is pitching in Lakeland to get healthy, as opposed to if he were still not able to throw/work out at all. His stuff is electric when he is on. Also he is For Sure a part of the future bullpen. With that said, I do not see Coke or possibly putkonen lasting the offseason. If that might be the case and we hope that the nucleus of the team stays together we need Bruce to pitch in big situations. Short leash yes absolutely, put him in marginal big situations to give confidence and experience for the future that hopefully wont affect the game outcome negatively for the Tigers! IMHO DD and JL need to utilize this young mans stuff if he can go.
Go Tigers! Go Blue!
good thing Alburqurque shook Avila off.
Ugh, not again. I can't take another dong punch this week.
have some faith and stop being a whiner
Stop over fucking managing Leyland
I am afraid. Very Afraid!!
Yeah, a 5 run lead is not safe. Let's not let them climb back into it.
i may get a little worried in the 9th with leyland using up both his lefties here in the 7th.
Victorino is always jawing.
Okay to use in a non recruiting way? I have a feeling it is fitting for the next 2 innings.
pitching the 8th. i sure don't want him throwing too many pitches that he becomes unavailable for tomorrow.
This isn't the regular season, Jim's not going to save arms thinking long term. Smyly should easily be able to go tomorrow.
if he threw 30+ pitches, he would be very questionable for tomorrow. luckily, he rolled tonite. so all is well.
Boy, McCarver is really taking it to Hunter Mahan. /s
nice game. hope this bodes well going forward.
what an douche. ya, you're going to throw out the fastest guy on the team.
He did that too in the regular season, he's just a douche.
the catcher wasn't heads up. would have loved to see both base runners advance. then the crowd would have lit into victorino. i would have enjoyed that.
Veras needs to be the closer now....
thought leyland might go with veras, given the lead. but it's benoit.
Torii just gave up on that ball...
WOO GO BENOIT LOL
Please don't be bad in the playoffs nowwwww benoit
Has Benoit been bad or am I making it up?
shocking. more whining by the hitters on an obvious swing.
Wow Prince, just wow..,,,
Fuck Benoit...come on. Take his ass out!
Both of those hits should have been outs, Torii have up on that fly ball and Prince just stumbled over his own mid section.
The grounder hit first base and took a weird hop. Prince sucks in the field, but I don't know if it's fair to blame him for that one
i think he is skiddish now since going over the wall in boston. i think he should have caught that ball early in the game too.
We need an Aaron Rowand fence smasher type of fielder there
He could've played closer to the line...
I can't do this
Scherzer for closer!!!!
Let's clone Scherzer and Verlander.
2 more outs!, although I hete looking vulnerable in the ninth every time, gives motivation to opposing teams...
Well this is a fitting (hopefully) last out.
when he keeps the ball down, benoit is nasty. but he does have the occasional hiccup.
Maybe his best of the night". .?? What the hell with these announcers!!!
a K on papi would be huge
Well, it's done
Eat 'em up, Tigers!!
It seems like most of the constant complainers stay away when we're winning, let's keep it that way. Eat em up!
where's the fire Leyland chumps now?
i'm surprised fox is interviewing a tiger. i thought this was the bosox network.
Great win. Limit the Sox hits in game 5 a bit more and we are looking real solid.
Fun to watch this team when bats are going, cuz you know the (starting) pitching is gonna lock it down
Bow tie man is short. Great game fister and team!
kudos for fister for turning this series around...and the bottom of the order for being the catalysts for the offense.
Sanchez, Scherzer and Verlander. No excuses for not advancing, you couldn't have drawn it up better with a 2-2 series.
Would be nice to start him game 1....just saying.
Perfect moves by Leyland but bullpen, ahem, a little shaky.
Thank you Fister!
Eat 'em up tigers!!
just yet. The Tigers are still the underdog in this series.
The triumph of victory and the agony of defeat. What a difference a day makes!