Just keep it civil.
OT: 6/7 Tigers Open Thread
Off to a good start at least: 4-0 after 1 inning. All from singles and a wild pitch, though. Just saw a stat today that 64% of Detroit's home runs have been solo shots. That sucks.
8 of 9 Fielder homers have been solo, but why would anybody give him anything to hit with men on base with the way the guys behind him are hitting.
Considering their recent play, and if it continues today, civility will be a challenge.
The Tigs need to turn the season around in Cincinnati this weekend. If they can pull it together before the All-Star Break, I think they stand a chance at making the playoffs. I'll be attending the games at Great American Ballpark tomorrow night and Saturday afternoon. Go Tigers!
Enjoy it! GABP is a great stadium. I lived in Cincy when they opened it. When I was a kid, we would go see games in Riverfront/Cinergy Field. Anybody here old enough to have gone to a game at Crosley Field?
I've lived in Cincy for four years now, and I do enjoy going to GABP even though I can't seem to find it in my heart to root for the Reds. Great view across the river to Kentucky and a lot of great baseball history.
Limit your expectations on Crosby today because the Tribe have what seems to be an all lefty lineup, and their switch hitters are much better as lefties. Crosby can be solid if he finds the strike zone, I saw him in live in Toledo this year and he has a few plus pitches but is very wild. Him and Andy Oliver seem like the same person.
Tigers are back!!!
As long as Crosby stays away from a 4 walk inning capped by a Grand Slam, I think the Tigers might be ok today.
Too many times this season the Tigers have scored early and went into hibernation the rest of the game; need to change that trend in the next couple of innings.
Fantasy baseball question for whoever wants to answer. I was offered Brandon Beachy, Elvis Andrus, and Mike Adams( yes our league includes holds) for McCutcheon and Hosmer, thoughts? My starting pitching kinda blows and do does my SS I'm starting Alcides Escobar /puke.
Who else do you have to play 1B, and who are your other outfielders?
Adam Dunn is my utility and could play 1st and my backup outfielder are Lucas Duda and De Aza. Hosmer looks as though he finally turned the corner this season.
Yeah, I think I'd do it, especially if your pitching is weak. McCutcheon is a terrific outfielder, and Hosmer does seem to be turning a corner, but I think you're just as well off with Dunn at first. You're massively improving your shortstop position, which is a shallow position, and Beachy and Adams are solid. Your biggest dropoff is in the outfield, but I think you'll make up for it with Beachy/Adams.
As a fantasy owner of Andrus I will tell you that this season he is a bag of dicks with shit relish.
He scores a lot of runs in that offense and he gets on base enough, just not expecting any extra base power which is why I'm hesitant to let go of Cutch.
Man, could have used a base hit from Kelly there.
Wow, wicked curve there to punch out Santana.
Boy oh boy Prince, could he have been this bad at 1st in Milwaukee?
simple as that.
Come on Casey, just got to work through this...
Edit: Atta boy! Nice job by the rook to get out of that jam. I feel like that's the first time in a while that we've had something good happen right when we needed it to happen. Now let's chase Lowe!
Very nice job to get the groundball from Duncanstein, he's been pretty solid so far. Anyone know why Ortega was called up instead of another bat? Our bullpen seems to be shaping up pretty nicely with Marte and Villereal.
Who would they have called up instead? I suppose Santos could have just stayed, especially since Laird is apparently dinged up too, but other than that, I just don't think there's a batter who would have made sense to call up.
Brad Eldred again? We already have a shallow bench and the bullpen seems crowded with right handers.
Edit: way to go Boesch and Cabby! Brennan needed that after his debacle last night.
I see what you mean about Eldred, but he was horrid during his time in the Bigs. Plus, if there's any truth to that rumor about Benoit having a sore arm, then the Ortega move makes a lot more sense.
Don't know much about this site but speculation is Benoit may have a sore arm.
Ortega took Santos’ spot on the 25-man roster, adding another arm to the Tigers’ bullpen. Why did Detroit opt for Ortega, who’s walking a batter an inning at Toledo this season and posted a 6-plus ERA in 2010?
It may be because Joaquin Benoit’s sore arm is still bothering him. It also may be because the 25-30 Tigers are now making roster moves like this these days:
Yes Boesch! It's about freaking time man! Nice hit.
Wait...is Detroit winning! I seem to have forgotten what that is like
And it's about time we hit a non-solo shot!
Crosby has cut his ERA in half already in 4 innings!
Hopefully thats true and Boesch turns it around. Also could've probably been found a bit quicker if video were used by the manager...
And fielder continues to struggle fielding. I don't recall hearing complaints about his defense before he came over.
Well, if that's the case, then I'll be thrilled. But, check this out:
Boesch is batting .238/.295/.369 in his last 940 PA.
— tiger337 (@tiger337) June 6, 2012
That's a huge sample size for him, and it's not good at all. Plus, maybe I've just never paid close enough attention, but has he always let go of the bat with his left hand on his follow through?
Bigger issue is perception for him. He isn't a young prospect anymore, and his play in RF must have taken notes from DY and Magglio at the end of his time.
To my untrained eye his issue appears to be a shitty 2 strike approach (or one that is undistinguishable from his normal swing, and a combination of being too aggressive and having a poor eye. His bat seems fast enough, but no need to try to hit a 5 run home run everytime he's at bat.
I'd keep Crosby on a short leash here, if I was Leyland.
Phil Coke has continues being putrid, come on bullpen, hold it together.
This cannot be happening.
Wow. You all were about 2 inches away from an all-caps, incoherent blowout from me.
The way the season has gone I half expected that ball to drop behind Berry.
QB is has great range, but he is not as good or as polished as AJ out in Center. Looking forward to seeing the look of AJ in Center and QB in Left
Same here. Our outfield (and lineup) will be much improved with Jackson in center and Berry in left. Plus the two of them at the top of the order.
is that the best Defensive OF since... i don't even know. 2+ Defenders in the OF would be something i'm not accustom to. Heck at least not having someone in the OF who is a rollercoaster every flyball would be nice. (Magglio's bat was still fine as he got older but boy did his defense become an adventure) say nothing of the drains that were Damon, Sheffield, Thames, Carlos...
I guess Q comes off the bench whenever we get a lead. Or would you rather see Q than Boesch regardless?
Definitely Berry, Jackson, Dirks from left to right. Get Boesch out of the everyday lineup. Play the hot bat with him and Delmon in the DH spot. Shores up our outfield defense and gets Boesch out of the veryday lineup.
Boesch, Dirks, Kelly are basically in the same range as players IMO, so I would rather see QB paired with one of those 3 and AJ and see how that plays out.
Cabrera is a smart ball player but not throwing to second was a definite mental blunder
Gosh, I can't take this. I just hope we put up 20 runs in the 8th.
Whew! Back outside to mow the lawn I can't watch Valverde pitch.
Make a sandwich. It will be over one way or another in 15 minutes.
Is that more likely or with how the season is going is it more likely for one of our pitchers to go on the DL related to batting/baserunning?
Edit: Woo! victory. Over an AL central team we should beat.
And i hope we fucked up Kipnis' knee only to the extent where he can play but isn't nearly as effective. Can't stand him for some reason, and Cleveland doesn't deserve nice things.
I share your sentiment about the NL, I can't stand seeing our pitchers step up to the plate. I just want them bunting every chance possible.
Kipnis looks way to good to only be in his 1st full season in the Bigs, I wonder what the Tribe will do with Fransisco Lindor because the middle of their infield is young and talented.
We avoided a sweep by the Indians. I hope this provides some momentum.