Is this game ever gonna end?
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
yes. in the final inning
This is one hell of a ball game.
never mind. i found it
tbs. Let's go Inge!
BS non call...Inge just got hbp with bases loaded...no call.
That sucked muchly
I know Laird is catching a great game but why not put Avila in to get the winning run?
I need another drink.
EDIT: making it a double.
I can't believe how many chances we've had! Its a great game though. One more inning rodney!
Well I turn it on to see that?
Too many missed opportunities.
IMO Leyland left Rodney in there too long...oh well, they messed up and blew a 7 game lead in 1 month. Props to the Twins but the Yankees will own them.
The same way the Yankees were supposed to own the Tigers in 06?
The postseason can be a crapshoot and the Twins have been hot lately. In baseball more than any sport momentum coming into the postseason can really be big.
In 2006 the Yankees were a 98(?) win team and the Tigers won 95. This year, it's a 103 win Yankee team vs an 87 win Twins team. I think there's a much larger difference this time around.
Probably true, but that same year a pretty mediocre 83 win Cardinals teams beat Detroit in the World Series.
It is a best of five series as well which can definitely help the underdog.
Also, the twins are going into the game with their 3 best relievers having thrown 2 innings less than 20 hours prior, and are SEVERELY out-gunned on the starting rotation.
Felt this coming for quite some time. Amazing how little attention the blown HBP has gotten. If this was a Yankee or Red Sox game, we'd hear about it for years.
How little attention? The game has been over for 10 minutes or less.
Just get rid of Laird, enough excuses.
The umps made some terrible calls in this one. The Inge hit by pitch non-call ruined the game fro the Tigers.
The Tigers being the Tigers in September and October ruined it for the Tigers.
I agree with you on that. Its too easy sometimes to blame the whole season on one game. They should have clinched the playoffs about a week ago, but it's still frustrating when a bad call like that can change the entire outcome of a season.
That was very entertaining. And stressful. And tough to take at the end. It was like the Tigers were playing themselves.
This season was alright in my book.
FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK
Fire leyland clap clap clapclapclap
Epic Fail. 7 game lead, not to mention like 33 million chances to win today. Poor managing. Complete choke/joke job. Good bye Detroit.
I blame this on the rest of the AL central. Rolling over for the goddamn Twins. Twins finished 17-4 in their last 21. 3 of those losses came by way of Detroit. So thanks everyone else 17-1 good job white sox.
Oh yeah and the fact that the tigers cant hit. Bases loaded 1 out. No excuse to not get a run in. Seriously where was Thames. No one in the entire dugout could hit a sac fly? WTF?
I'm just speechless right now...
I don't want to think about how I spent 6 months of my energy and then the Tigers losing one game that decided it all. I won't be thinking about the Tigers until about February. Now time for me to go in a deep slumber until then. Goodbye everyone!
On the bright side, next season is already right around the corner.
Seriously. Tigers have not won a Division in 22 years. Up 3 with 4 to go. 2 with 3 to go. So depressing.
Who negs this? Cut your wrists too.
1. Fuck Minnesota.
2. I don't think anyone will miss Fernando Rodney when he decides to take the money elsewhere.
3. Fuck Minnesota.
4. This is the first time in my life I have ever uttered this sentence: GO YANKEES.
5. Fuck Minnesota.
6. Everyone will say the Tigers collapsed, but it's not really fair to say that. They were down the stretch what they were all season. The Twins went goddamn 17-4. That's fucked-up-ridiculous. And the Tigers were responsible for three of those four losses. What else can you do?
7. Fuck Minnesota.
8. Fuck the White Sox, too, for rolling over and dying against the Twinkies but not the Tigers.
9, and I mean this more than all the other eight bullets combined: Anyone who says "fire Leyland" is a fucking dipshit. What on earth else can the man do with a lineup that just cannot hit, and only three starting pitchers worth a damn? Seriously, is a team that uses Armando Galarraga as a regular part of the rotation really a playoff team? We need to shed some of this deadweight salary - the most expendable contract is Guillen - and restock from the farm system.
Thank you. Couldn't have said it better myself.
how can anyone in their right mind complain about a low-paid closer who blew one save (i think) all year. gimme a break.
tonite he worked 3+ innings and none of the hits were hit very hard. blame the hitters going 2 for 13 with runners in scoring position.
Seriously? A closer pitches 3 outstanding innings with some TERRIBLE defensive plays and you're trying to put him on a rail car? Your sentiment may be valid in total, but certainly not soley based on this game...
Leyland certainly didn't manage a perfect game either, but I agree "Fire Leyland" is probably inappropriate. That being said, there's no way Porcello should have been taken out for Miner. Lyon might be defensible, but you aren't upgrading there, especially with what Porcello was bringing tonight (and still bringing at the time)
I made the commment to a friend watching the game that we are just a bad, bad baseball team with some good pitchers.
sure it looks like he could have left Porcello in. But he was amped up, pitching harder than he had any other time this year, and looked like he was about to get bombed to me, leaving it up, and looked lost a bit of movement. I don't think you can blame the game, or the lost lead, on Leyland. What's he supposed to do, get up there and bat for these guys the last month? Unbelievable couldn't get a run in from 3rd base with no outs and Grandy gets doubled up. And then loaded with one out and one can get a run in . . . And Raburn's misplayed "triple". I really don't get how any of those things are on Leyland . . .
Look at the big picture. What is the Tigers' winning percentage from September 1 onward in Leyland's four seasons? I don't think they've ever even played .500 ball once in September. In the most important part of the season, they fold every year. You can write it off for a couple of years, but when it happens four consecutive years, it's a pattern. Leyland isn't getting his teams to perform when it counts.
i cringe every time miner is brought into a close game. he does his best work relieving a starter who has been bombed.
i told my buddy that bringing in miner would be a bad move. he eeked out of the 6th, barely. then blew it up in the 7th.
You do realize that Leyland himself lobbied for a lot of the trades that have gone down the past four years, right? It's not like he's powerless as far as personnel decisions go.
Bottom line: since 2007, the Tigers have had one of the highest payrolls in baseball and they have squat to show for it. Yeah, 2006 was fun. But it looks like a fluke. Time to move on.
"8. Fuck the White Sox, too, for rolling over and dying against the Twinkies but not the Tigers."
But I won't be rooting for the yankees, for sure.
I will be. Living in Red Sox country has a way of vaulting them past the Yankees in the hatred department. Really, the only AL team I want to see in the Series will be the Angels.
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Maybe next year. Probably not.
That was, without a doubt, the best ballgame I've ever been at (including the 3:30 a.m. game).
Twins fans were awesome -- there are NFL fanbases who will never get as loud as these people get for an 0-2 count.
It was the most welcoming away experience I've ever had. I can't wait to head back and see Target Field next year (and try those other burgers people were talking about).
As for this loss, I'm strangely okay with it. I think all season I didn't imagine these Tigers really were a playoff team, and was waiting for the Sox or Twins to come snatch 1st place. It's a testament to this team that they held onto it with every scrap they could muster until the bottom of a 12-inning game in the loudest place to ever witness a ballgame.