eat em' up. lets go Max
OT: ALCS Game 6 Open Thread
Fielder still batting 3rd. Not pleased
He needs to wake up today or it's over. I'm counting on his bat for some sort of production.
Eat em up indeed
Any chance all these pickoff attempts are an attempt to throw Scherzer's rhythm?
I was thinking it might be to get Miggy anxious. That's over-analyzing and all, but hey het did jump at those first couple pitches.
This has been the most productive, non-threatening offensive inning ever. 21 pitches and counting for Buchholtz.
I am not in a hurry to get to their pen.
The 20+ pitch inning is a positive, I need something to make up for prince batting 3rd
I like your "half full" mentality. Bad news is we seem to have much better luck against their starters than their bullpen, so as twisted as it seems, I'd rather pitch count concerns not bring their relief guys into the game earlier than necessary.
Eh... Uehara is unhittable, but we knew that coming in. Their mid-level BP guys aren't that amazing.
If anything it's better to see the SP the third time around in the 5th inning as opposed to the 8th.
EDIT: The above sentence is not logical re: pitch count. I'm tired, I don't know what I'm saying. Maybe I should drink more.
Let's go, Max!
Man I hope the Red Sox win.
I hate your Gnarly face.
Face too. Your ugly
Well, at least I know the difference between "your" and "you're."
Yeah, what they said.
What a bad call
I'd love the umps to properly call a check swing strike that went around at least once against the Sox in this series.
Iglesias! His hands, they are sooo, sooo smooth.
Reminds me of the Futurama episode where Fry switches hands with the Devil and they have a fiddle-playing contest.
What I wouldn't give to have hands that quick.
Rally dip in already.
For yourself? Way to be a true fan
that Buckholz is sporting and is that hair product getting on the ball when he throws??
He's like a disgusting, dirty, greasy 14-year old.
Grow the fuck up.
they are disgusting. shameful
You put snot, on the ball?
Looks like Buckholtz greased his hair tonight. I'd watch him for trying to doctor the ball.
You will see him grab his hair together and grip it from time to time
He's a finesse pitcher
Lead off runner on for 2nd time in 3 innings. Gotta start stringing some stuff together.
they've been giving to grease monkey all game. cumonga
if you're gonna expand the strike zone, do it for both teams ump
dial up the triple play call right here
HUGE sliding catch by Scherzer!
don't throw that pitch again
That couldn't have been closer and yeah, I was that close to freaking out too.
WOW... You don't get much closer than that... The shadow of the ball on the pole as it passes by by about 3 inches? 5?
Let's go Scherzer, get outta this shit.
a game ender for sure, no way the Tigers get three tonight.
anything related to this obviously foul ball
get a better system mlb
he's not lasting 7 at this rate...
but not the position that he plays.
I hate that little fucking gnat.
Although...I'd love him if he were on my team.
Got out of the mess.
The game is on Foxx
Stupid TV guide has repeats listed instead of the game. Glad I remembered the game was on.
Would love see a run here. We gotta give Max and the BP some support. He's pitching his heart out.
to be at 4:00pm with game 7 of st louis-dodgers to be the night game? But since there's no game 7, they moved us to the night slot?
Ya I saw that a few nights ago and I was 'well fuck, same time as the Michigan game'.
So I taped it since I'd be away watching the Michigan game. Wondered why they didn't have even one of the TVs tuned to the Tigers game, since even in NYC there are lots of Michigan alumni who would care. If it weren't for this thread not being started until after the Snowflakes threads, I wouldn't have known to turn on the TV. (Which might have been better for my sanity.)
more first pitch out please. keep that pitch count down
give us a pitch or two. me gusta
Did he piss off some witch doctor? At this rate he's going to be retiring early due to concussion syndrome...
Gotta get the bats goin
What is the deal with Buckholz's hair? How does it stay so moist and shiny through a whole game?
Head and shoulders
He keeps touching the back of his greased up hair and then touching the ball. IDK how no one has called him out on yet.
You will to when u get to my age
We don't have Cy Young Max tonight that is for sure, going to need some offense which is asking a lot from this team lately
But.... 1 run looks to be pretty good right about now
Sad, but a one run deficit seems insurmountable for these guys. I know it's not, but they need to get something going.
Where has all our power gone? Maybe we need have the equipment mgr run out quickly and buy some fake beards ...
We were going to have to score a run to win anyways. We hit this guy hard the 3rd time through last time.
Need something now, the relievers have been tougher than starters
GODDAMMIT PRINCE YOU GET A BASE HIT WITH TWO ON AND NO OUTS LEEEGGOOOO
Have Fielder bunt! Better than having him strike out or ground into a double play
Good point, he would manage that
Fielder hasn't attempted a bunt since the bubble gum that came with Honas Wagner cards was still fresh.
I'm guessing a week grounder resulting in a double play
I really wish this was now V-Mart's spot in the order.
3 straight take signs?
EDIT: Well, that is probably a coaching decision that people will questions.
C'Mon now VMart!!!! Bring em in
This inning has to produce something!! Which means 2 runs
I see ya, VMart. I see ya.
FUCK YES I JUST SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF MY DOG!!!!
F'N a VMart F'N a!!!!
I love playoff baseball!
5 runs this inning!!!! Ya hear me???? 5!!
I want 20!!!!
2-1 detroit. Keep it going. One run lead won't do it for Benoit.
i fucking hate prince fielder so much
EDIT: You know what, that's not his fault. You go on a groundball and get the run. Victor absolutely cannot get tagged out there.
You've got to be fucking kidding me, Prince. You fat turd.
could Prince be anymore stupid??
Ahh Prince you screw us again!
Fielder is one stupid piece of garbage. He's just a dumb player.
WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT FAT ASS DOING???????????
Prince is killing us.
Nice belly flop there buddy.
The best baserunning $23 million can buy!
I am officially 100% fed up with Prince.
This base running is sickening. This does not happen in the bigs- but I guess it does..,
Paying fielder? What a fuck up
Grow balls and bench him, Leyland.
I want prince traded so bad.
No team will touch that contract.
I can still dream though. He just doesn't play with any fire.
I had to log on real quick to see how many guys were ripping on Fielder....thank you, you did not disappoint me!
Fielder is dragging this team down. If they force a game 7, he should bat no higher than 7th
Unbelievable. I'm sure it's impossible to find a player to do what prince does for under $23 million right?
Fielder is a .270 hitter who has made the playoffs. In no way is Cecil better than Prince.
They were giving up the run in favor of the DP. Prince was supposed to go. It was the perfect grounder for Boston. Fielder had to stop because he was toast if he didn't. In fact, he was able to hold up long enough for Peralta to get to second.
Prince has to run regardless of the consequences. Vmart has to run regardless of the consequences. By the book, there is absolutely no holding up by those baserunners in that situation. You make the d choose whether they want the DP or to stop the run and the offense comes out ahead/even in either situation.
can you please just shut the F up. How that guy is still announcing is beyond me.
That has run on contact from 3rd all season, one would think Price would follow suit. Fat ass is too busy thinking about the offseason.
He did run on contact.
But then he stopped. That's the problem. Gave time for Pedroia to tag V Mart.
I dunno... If he didn't stop Pedroia was just going to throw home and get him. Martinez ran into a tag which is the first thing you don't do in that situation.
At least we got the lead guys! Please use only smyly and benoit tonight.
We need more than 1 if Benoit is coming in
He is a liability in every respect. BENCH HIM.
... :( ...
This zone is shit right now
I might buy season tix next year just so I can boo the piss out of Fielder.
I was just about to say maybe you won't have/get to, but I remembered there's not a goddamn team that would take on that contract.
Bullshit. How does he not get those strikes.
As they say, this is where it all falls apart.
Need a DP so bad
Call me crazy, but I'm not optimistic. I knew this team would find some way to not score enough on bases loaded no outs, and they did.
and then get the dp
Strike out the side, Max.
That's why kelly is in there.
Gulp. Not sure Peralta makes that catch.
Almost sure that he doesn't. Looks like Leyland made the right move
Leyland, please forgive me for cursing you when you took out Peralta. Jhonny may not have gotten to that shot by Papi...
Peralta wouldn't have made that play.
there goes dp. kk the side
He's in the zone.
FUCK YES SCHERZER, LEEEEEGGGOOOOO!!!!
Need another run now boys.
Sit down greaseball curly pube hair
— Miguel Cabrera (@DrunkMiggy) October 20, 2013
Just WOW Max Scherzer
Incredible job to get out of that inning unscathed. Tack on runs please!
2 more runs to win
Whoever pitches the 9th is facing Big Papi and Napoli.
and can i get a hellz yeah for ajax?
No hellz yea now
And AJ has gone right back on my shit list.
Holy fuck the base running on this team is atrocious.
our base running has been ass this series. and all year. boohiss
Worst baserunning in the league
Who the fuck coaches base running on this team? He should be fired immediately and then beaten.
is choking it up
There we go
Holy terrible fielding pitcher, Batman!
Cabby is due against this guy.
you are the best baseball player in the universe. make them pay.
Be berry berry good to us please?
I, for one, would not be confident sending Tazawa out to try to replicate his success against Miggy.
Could be a season defining moment here.
If only miggy could even jog...
Healthy Miggy might beat that, and healthy Miggy is not fast at all.
we just haven't had it
Damn had a chance.
I don't know if its b/c of all the nat'l baseball guys I follow on Twitter, but I'm starting to just accept that this has been an epic, epic series and I'm trying to throw away any expectations and enjoy it.
That said, GET THESE 9 FUCKING OUTS!
It's been a real even series between 2 solid teams, but the Tigers have made far more fundamental errors the entire series. Base running blunders, failing to drive in runners from 3rd, wild pitches, they've all killed the Tigers at some point in this series.
The irrational fan in me agrees. But then I look at the Sox, who've actually hit worse, and how they walked on a billion to give us a game and think that they had some pretty bad play too.
I feel like the tigers are trying to lose this game.
If we weren't playing dick-dick on the basepaths, we could easily be up 4-1 right now.
Boy the green monster has saved Max big time tonight.
Thank you Monster.
The Green Monster giveth, the Green Monster taketh away.
I'm gonna have a stroke
please take advantage
suck at bunting.
A) Bunting is a loser's strategy.
B) Bunting a 95 mph fastball with movement is much harder than bunting a 75 mph high school fastball.
It's a lot easier in little league/high school when the goal is just to bunt the ball into play. These guys have to and try to do so much with a friggin' bunt.
Thanks, another great point.
Bunting in the big leagues is not an easy thing, especially against hard-throwing strikeout pitcher.
took a grand slam away from V. Mart this game too....
Switching between the Tigers and FSU-Clemson -
I have to say, Max is very good when it comes to the timely strikeouts. My hope is that the Massey estimated probability of 35% for this game with respect to Detroit is simply the model being a tad conservative.
i love Max. He is a fucking bulldog!!
Bullshit call, that was a damn near perfect pitch
Fuck this ump.
That was strike three.
behind the plate please.
And got nothing to show for it. Screw that ump.
It's bad when Jose's hands fail him
Damn buddy fielding is your strong suit. Alegedly.
CJK5H. Remember the 5.
Iglesias with an error?!?! My world as I know it is a sham.
when your best defensive player errors, its just not your day
Iggy nooooooooo. Ugh this game of baseball, a game of inches.
Playing the lefty/righty matchups is part of baseball.
Edit: Even with that result, that is still not a bad move to play the matchup.
I'm gonna shit
ball down the middle of the plate. SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU WHINING PIECES OF SHIT
Wtf was he supposed to do? Please enlighten us...
Victorino hits .314 off of lefties while having an OPS of .861....aka he crushes lefties. Bringing in Veras (or any solid righty) is the correct call.
Classic. Nice bullpen use Jim
Please, he made every logical move. Stop blaming Leyland for ptichers serving up BP balls. Scherzer was pulling pitches out of his ass to leave runners in scoring pitching for several innings. He made the correct moves and Veras served up the shittiest of all 0-2 pitches.
Wow. Just speechless
Welp, that's all folks. I'm out. Good night.
you squander chances, you lose games. i hate sports
Well Jim Leyland will be fired.
He has done a terrible job with what he has been given. He's a good manager get him a bullpen
like every other manager would have done?
This shits rigged
Anybody who thinks Leyland made the wrong call is off their rocker and doesn't know baseball.
You're an idiot. Every manager in the bigs would have made the same move as Leyland.
Not every manager pulls the setup man with the bases loaded.
Victorino hits .314 off of lefties while having an OPS of .861....aka he crushes lefties. Bringing in Veras (or any solid righty) is the correct call.
I guess the worst part is Iggy should have turned that double play.
Anybody who thinks otherwise is high, drunk or simply doesn't understand baseball.
Normally agree with you, but Smyly should have never been pulled. Said it after game 2 also.
I normally agree with you, but when his decision led to a grand slam it cannot be the right decision.
He made the right decision at the time, I'll let Jim know that people have created time machines for those situations though.
Exactly, it's akin to a bad beat in poker. Sometimes the right play still doesn't work.
As a brewers fan... Thank you for taking prince and Veras off our hands
Well good luck to your Brewers tomorrow....no...wait.
No s**t Einstein. Brewers have been home for weeks.
Great pitcher management, Tigers. Shit.
They hit, they field, they have solid base running, they pitch tough in relief.
We have great starting pitching
They better. We need miracle.
Let's go Cardinals!
Wonder what uniform sherz will be sporting when next we see him. Poor dude.
There's still a chance, but this series has been a disgrace. Should have already been ours.
How many runs this post-season are on the bull pen vs starters? It's gotta be 5x as high.
Like a direct replay of game 2. Jimmy and his parade of shit bag relievers. Just leave smyl in for gods sake.
I must have missed it when Smyly became Mariano Rivera.
Need to be Rivera. He just needs to be our best option. He is our Rivera, meaning he is the best reliever we have.
Every other manager would have done the same thing.
Leyland manages like he has a bullpen. He doesn't and he fails to realize it.
You act as if Smyly is great. He's not. He's been exactly average since the All-Star break.
Leyland made the right move. Avila/Veras made a terrible decision and pitch. You cannot blame Leyland for that.
every game is feasible. Smyly, Veras, and Benoit all had solid to good numbers this season, I don't fault Leyland for using any of them.
You people are fucking stupid, bringing I. Veras was the correct decision.
Well how about something other than a breaking ball? All he saw was curve after curve all night.
This is the right thing to bitch about, you can't throw 3 straight curves in the same spot in one AB. Bury it with 2 strikes and maybe you get the swing and miss, but certainly don't hang it up in the zone.
I'm pretty sure Leyland already tried this...and it didn't work before. Shocked it didn't work this time
More postseason RBI in one swing than our 23 million dollar man has in his tiger career.
He isn't the one who paid Prince Fielder $220 million or assembled the worst bullpen of all the playoff teams.
Make no mistake this is on Dave Dombroski.
Coke....but u would think he would be with Texas
Is undefeated at home.
DB did this!
Well, you know the season is over when Phil Coke comes in. 5 runs, 5 hits for Boston. 2 runs, 7 hits for the Tigers. That mis-called 4th ball on Boegarts was costly.
Agree. Max may have stayed in and pitched out of it.
This is hoarse shite.
Gonna run the series.
Fucking awesome we're probably never gonna see Sherzer and Verlander on the same team again. Too bad the bats couldn't put it away for them time and time again.
Fucking awesome we're probably never gonna see Sherzer and Verlander on the same team again.
Umm... you will next year.
I know some don't want to hear it, but I think Leyland is back if he wants to be.
God I hate everything about Boston so fucking Much except for Brady.
Sit down Prince you fat overpaid ass clown.
You are literally too stupid to insult.
You're an idiot. That's the nicest way I can put it.
Yeah, I said you can't blame Prince for breaking home on a ground ball with 0 outs and the contact play on. Then Martinez ran into an out.
Apparently, me pointing that out is some kind of sin.
Whatever. I never defended Prince's shitty ABs. You, on the other hand, clearly know jack shit about baseball.
I hope you're just shitfaced right now.
Keep distorting the facts.
That didn't happen tonight genius. And so what? If he thinks he's gonna do more hark than good then he's being responsible. He's a human not a machine.
Your version of reality is completely distorted.
Scherzer didn't act like a baby on the mound so he's soft? I seem to remember him getting us out of horrid situations before. Maybe Jimmy should have just left him in?
Comment of the thread, by far.
Call it a night man
Horseshit inconsistent umping, too.
This series is an all-time epic choke job. How you can lose a series when your starting pitchers practically throw you 5 games of 1 run or less ball is just sickening.
Fielder should refund his salary to charity. He's hardly the only one not producing, but the Tigers could have gotten more production out of playing Don Kelly at first base all postseason than Fielder. At least Kelly plays defense while grounding out to 2nd base every time.
We can get the current Fielder to run up obscene gambling debt to the Detroit casinos and an "unfortunate accident" occurs that costs Prince his thumbs?
Are we just doing their fielding practice for the WS? Seriously.
Why did Bruce have to get hurt.
Not to mention Rondon had a higher ERA than Veras, Smyly and Benoit.