JV just got his first strike out of the night. 2 up 2 down in the 1st.
What is your bold prediction for the night? I say the Tigers bats wake up and Hughes is out of the game before or in the 6th inning. 7-2 Tigers.
Sweep the leg Tigers, don't give the Yankees any life.
Fuggit, fuggit indeed.
I'm in class. I have the game on radio during a break
Going to have to follow online
Between tomorrow and Thursday, I have 2 exams and a presentation. I feel you.
Also, fuggit, baseball.
Let's get the bats going
Yankees benched both A-Rod and Swisher. Still can't hit elite pitching.
And Berry just got a base hit. This series is so stacked in favor of Detroit. The Yankees are really struggling
Don't have enough points to make
Co host of common man and torq in columbus tweeted he wished Desmond Howard would die so he could watch gameday again, and is now suspended. Kirk Herbstreit complained and got him suspended. This guy is a total homer, and it is shocking it took this long for him to get suspended. After all this is just football, what a classless asshole.
Read a couple threads below.
This is one of many reasons why there is a limit. You don't need to travel around the board like a fucking neckbeard posting this in every thread.
Thought the story just broke. Just trying to be helpful.
I really hope so. If not, chill out they just missed it.
Posting the same exact thing in multiple threads is extremely obnoxious.
He posted the same thing in three different threads in a span of about 5 minutes. The topic was still on the board. If someone doesn't tell him off, he'll continue to do it.
Didn't realize that.
This is when the old voting system would be beneficial.
"Yankees go in order against Verlander in the 1st. It wasn't a total loss, A-Rod got 2 phone numbers from the bench"
So, is the strategy now to save Alex Rodriguez for when the Yankees need a clutch groundout?
Also, nice catch, other Alex!
Avila flashing some leather! I see you workin son!
That's the exact same name and image I have for my fantasy football team right now. Eat em up Tigers!
JV looks untouchable so far.
33 pitches through 3 innings. The Tigers bullpen may as well start drinking now.
Josh Beckett agrees.
Never know. Valverde might pitch better when he's hammered.
Cabrera has had some great swings already. He might finally put one out today.
This is a good problem for a team to have, when they sort of tiptoe around Miguel Cabrera and have to pitch to Prince Fielder. As a Tigers fan, I could get used to that.
How many guys have we stranded tonight?
3 or 4? We have been making very good contact though. I think we will put some runs up today.
That might have been the first time all year that Prince swung at a 3-0 pitch.
That 3-0 pitch is your best chance of driving in those runs. Prince hi it hard Hughes got lucky
Completely agree....I've always wished baseball players were a little freer-swinging on 3-0. In this case Prince knows he's either going to get a meatball or a dirtball and nothing in between.
Verlander has brought his A game tonight and the offense seems like it's just about ready to ignite. I think it's only a matter of time before this one gets out of hand.
How bad is it that if Verlander gives up a hit during a start I'm disappointed?
Sounds like a good thing to me.
I think about a perfecto every time he pitches. I get texts from ESPN with Tigers scores every 3 innings. If JV's pitching and the opposition has 0 runs, I always assume he's got one going ha. He's on fire tonight.
Miggy was hustlin!!
Here we go!!
DELMON! 1-0 TIGERS!
Delmon Young, saving it for the postseason like always. lmao
Hang em' and bang em'!
Seriously, does he only play in October?
At the rate that the Yankees have generally be apt to score in this series, they may very well tie it up in the 14th inning....oh, wait...
Hughes pulled for some kind of injury, unfortunate but you've got to take advantage of these kinds of situations.
Hope Hughes is okay, didn't mean to send any bad juju his way with my prediction of him being out by the 6th..
But clearly something was tweaked from the looks of the pitches to Dirks.
BTW, I don't care that your fantasy team is stacked; you're going down this weekend.
According to ESPN, the injury is to his back
Calling it a herniated disk he has had trouble with for awhile.
Haha you're "Space Bitches"? Should be a good game, my team has underperformed this year though. Should be fun! I have Rodgers in my family league so I will be conflicted.
Is Craig Sager wearing a velvet suit??
Guy is a clown. Looks like something my roommate would wear.
He's Don Cherry's brother, didn't ya know?
delmon has been on fire lately. If we somehow managed to lose this game I think we're in trouble. With Sabathia going tomorrow for them, we could easily be tied 2-2 going into a best of three series with homefiled advantage to NY. This game is big for us
I see your point but the way the Yankees are hitting the best c.c. can do is keep the game tied at zero.
Anybody here need 2 more tickets to the MSU game? I have 2 club seats listed in the MGoTicket spreadsheet. I'm willing to sell them for as low as face value plus the FedEx cost.
I wish I could go!
Tigers have something going here. Hopefully they can capitalize on the error and stolen base.
I still don't like putting an open base there for Miggy. Gives the Yankees more incentive to pitch around him.
2-0 Miggy RBI double!
Great swing by Miggy, not sure if Curtis misread that or what but he looked slow chasing that down.
Some wacky wind out there, that mighta done it. I think Miggy just destroyed the ball though.
He certainly drove it, but it looked like Granderson was running in mud trying to get to that ball.
Miggy's rockets will do that to you.
Holy jebus he ripped that ball.
I have to say, the announcers are doing a Rod-Allen-esque job of predicting strategy. (I think that's one of Rod's strengths.)
Yes, I agree with that. For the most part these guys are annoying, but they do know strategy. Apparently Girardi plans on using all his pitchers before the 7th inning.
So that is why A-Rod didn't start.
Ok that was a nice play by Nunez.
I assume he was merely trying to tell the infield to hold their own and grip the ball firmly in the event they would need to settle for a force out.
I hope someone makes a .gif of what that Yankees coach was doing right after Delmon got the intentional walk.
6 LOB the last three innings.
Yankees cant catch a break. What a great stop by JV
JV is on a freaking mission. He's been just on another level with his last two starts.
Yup. That's why we pay him the $20 mil.
I really think the Yankees are over their minutes for the month on that bullpen phone.
Lights out for the Yankees. JV looks great and the Yankee hitters are lifeless.
Loaded for Cabrera. Let's bust this damn thing open!
Gene Lamont...Infante would have scored on Granderson's arm.
Mistake not sending Infante. He got a bad jump but Granderson had to come a long way and he has a weak arm.
DERNJERMIT! Sooo many runners left on base... Miggy hit that well but the 3rd baseman was in perfect position.
It is simply astounding how long the Yankees offense has been shut down by Detroit pitching. They have not scored a single run since the 9th inning of Game 1.
I am really tempting the baseball gods here, but they haven't scored off of anyone but strugglin'-ass Jose Valverde.
If anyone thinks a 3B coach doesn't effect a game they don't know Gene Lamont.
EDIT: Ok, I'm drinking. Is it affect or effect?
Effect is a noun, and affect is a verb. If you're not sure, you can use a different verb in it's place, it should still make some sense. "If anyone thinks a 3B coach doesn't run a game, you're crazy".
So it's affect
I just turned on the game, and two seconds later Miggy grounds into the DP.
I turned it off again.
Jeeeez. Go away.
This should be a 5 or 6-0 game. Unbelievable.
Ichiro singlehandly ruining the no-hitter.
Can't really expect to go down 3-0 versus Ichiro and get away with it too often. Its amazing JV is doing as well he has been with how often he has fell behind this game. (caveats apply about having very high standards for JV)
Agree; only a 2-1 strike ratio. Typically Verlander is more precise.
I think you have to thank the horrible hitting streak the Yankees are on as well.
1 for 25 against the 3 4 and 5 verlander is. That is crazy.
Robinson Cano has A. Rod disease.
if we win the world series and both JV and Cabrera continue domintating its gonna be a hard choice for world series MVP. also are people still considering Trout for mvp?
jv. or the entire freaking starting rotation for the tigers. Good God, we're at like 37 innings without an earned run?
You are to blame if anything happens.
Angels fans and idiots.
No, but nobody's considering Cabrera either, as the votes are already in.
Cano never touched the bag on the Cabrera DP
if you complete the DP as long as your feet are close to the bag, the ump will give it to the fielder. The main reason is safety because 2B have a blind spot in which their back is turned from the baserunner so if they touched the bag, they could get hurt via baserunner sliding hard to them. Scutaro injury from last night's game is a great example why the ump tends to be leinent to the fielder in that situation.
We better see Verlander in the 9th.
Let's get it done.. Go Tigers..
What is the record for consecutive scoreless innings by a pitcher in the postseason? Verlander's climbing up those charts.
So apparently this JV guy is pretty good.
I hope the rain slows down. If there is a delay I think verlander might be done.
Come on JV!
So, who else is excited for Cougar Town?
Finish this JV!!
Ok I'm done for the night.
How come tbs didn't show the Jeff Daniels "God Bless America" ?
Yankees get a run.
Just throw in anyone but Valverde
The 9th just got very nervous. Lets end this JV.
I'm not a tigers fan but wow.... Opening the door
Damn it. Come on JV.
Thanks for working super hard with the jinxes everyone.
Leyland is playing with fire here.
Coke for Ichiro and to turn Texeira around it looks like.
Should be interesting. C'mon Cokester!
Here comes the Cokester!
To not having to worry about a closer.
1 strike away!
Damn it....baserunner on
Everything he is throwing is up. He needs to get the ball down
Why does our bullpen always do this?
Well, piss on this. I've seen this show before.
If they had did their job this game would be over by now. Detroit Choke City here we come.
Yup. 9 LOB in a 4 inning stretch.
as he's rubbing that dome.
Jebus, how many times have we gotten them down to "1 More Strike"
Let's close this out tomorrow.. Go Tigers!
Tigers win it. Little surprised that they were this dominant, didn't expect them to go up 3-0 in this series when it first started. A sweep is very likely.
FUCKING GOT HIM
What a pitch man. Hell of a ballsy throw.
win away from the WS.
Is Fister pitching tomorrow?
Whew. Hey, I guess a little excitement is fun right? Right?
I want game four to be a 10-0 blowout.
Would you like to be a little more specific with that request?
Scherzer pitches 8 with 10 K. Cabera and Prince hit back-to-back. Cabera with a 3 RBI night and i don't care where the other 6 runs come from. Benoit actually looks ok tomorrow in the 9th.
I was alluding to the fact that you didn't say who you wanted to win.
Have a Coke and a smile!
Perfect managing by Leyland. Jv struggled against Ichiro most, and he brings in a lefty,Coke, to face lefties.
Who wants to get a coke after the game?
Hey bros, no one understands the "one more strike" meme than Texas 2011...imagine being a ranger fan watching game 6.
Coke executed those last two outs just how Valverde drew it up.
Balls of steel for Coke. I love it. October pitching. Win-win for me tomorrow, as I have Game 5 tix. Either the brooms come out or I get the chance to see a pennant-clincher.
What happens if we clinch tomorrow with your tickets? Are you automatically refunded?
Never doubted ya for a minute Coke! That's a lie, that was a bit more stressful then we all would have liked, but who fucking cares we're a win away from the World Series!
Man I hated Coke as a starter, but I dig the attitude as a closer.
Damn that was a nervous ending to the 9th.
Need to close the series out in Detroit. Tomorrow isn't a given; Scherzer v. Sabathia.
Hopefully the big bats come alive tomorrow as we have been pretty dormat all postseason. Would be a great time to come alive.
We traditionally hit CC well, both when he was in dumptown and NY. Max has been good against NY. Bottom line is, we need to score RUNS tomorrow and avoid this drama.
Great win by the tigers. Need a smoke now.
enjoyed the ninth inning a great deal.
EDIT: How about Delmon Young, eh?
Does Coke dye his goatee red?
I think Coke wanted to punch him a few times.
the clutch hits hits going, that game shouldn't have been a 2 run game going into the 9th.
Scherzer, Fister in the next two and Verlander set for 7, just no excuse for the Tigers to not close this out.
I think we all remember what happened last time we were up 3-0 in the ALCS...
So you're saying Ordonez is gonna come out of retirement and hit a walk off homerun? If so, Sweet! Can't wait!
Look, I want to win tomorrow with the bats coming alive against Sabathia, I do. But I also remember what a long layoff did to us last time and I also think the NLCS could go 7 games. I won't be that upset if we give up a game here. Our starting pitching is just fantastic right now. I'm worried about a long layoff, I'll say it.
Fuck that, let's finish this shit off tomorrow night.
The "last time" was six years ago. Is that relevant today? I'm not sure.
I can definitely see where youre coming from however it is a fine line to walk. I'm not sure how much a layoff affects teams in baseball as opposed to more cooperative, timing based sports such as football or basketball (not to say baseball doesn't include teamwork or timing as well, just not to same degree in terms of play calls, passing the ball, everyone being in unison etc).
awesome game last night
awesome morning for me --got 4 tickets to game 4 of the world series