C'mon, Doug Fister.
Also, regardless of what happens, let this be the ONLY Tigers thread tonight.
Here . We. GO! let's fist 'em!
Right on the field? Ultimate distraction. I like how you think, sir.
I see your Eat Em Up Tigers and raise you Bongo Man:
And raise you Michigan Bongo Man.
Are they the same man? Conspiracy?
Yep, he frequents a lot of Detroit and Ann Arbor sporting events, i think he was even at the end of a (Ford?) commercial at one point. His name is Nahru Lampkin according to a quick Google search.
Let's hope they get it cranking again. It's painful to watch Jackson fan so many times. Maybe the home crowd will get them going. I have no-doubt Fister will pitch good.
Having Delmon Young's bat out of the lineup hurts, but having Doug Fister's arm on the mound helps.
Tigers will win game 3.
ominious start. Two hits on 0-2 counts.
Stuck at work, anyone got a stream?
for you, since it's saying I don't a neccassary plugin to check if it is working, but here you go http://www.firstrowsports.tv/watch/85428/1/watch-detroit-tigers-vs-texas...
Yeah I generally try to avoid streams that ask me to download software to enable them.
the way this one is starting. Rangers get an early run and the Tigers batters looked pretty bad in the bottom of the 1st. They need a good start tonight.
Seems like the Rangers are getting some seeing eye hits, only one ball was hit hard. The Tigers hitters have to crank it up, and break out of their slumps or this series will over quick.
off of Fister were incredibly weakly hit. The way they did score their run is probably not a repeatable skill. Fister looks good so far.
concerned with what I have seen out the hitters so far, given the slump most of the lineup is in.
Agreed that seein AJack fan for the 20th time this series was discouraging. But it is early, let's keep it optimistic!
awkward high five buck
You can tell that the crowd has already been taken out of this game. It sounds like the fans are trying to get some chants going, and no one is buying in
more guys left on base. That has been the story of the series so far, the Tigers inability to hit with runners on base. Starting to get infuriating at this point.
If this line up shows up like it has in the past two games we are done...embarrassing how we can't take advantage of even one of these opportunities.
About ready to give up here. We don't swing at pitches right down the middle, and then we chase balls low, inside, outside, high, wherever when we do decide to swing. It's absolutely pathetic.
We've got enough green energy from all the wind generated from our swings (and misses) to power most of Montana for a month.
Anyone know if there's a plausible alternative to Austin Jackson? I'm not a baseball expert by any means, but it seems to me whatever benefit we get from his legs is offset by his (recent, admittedly) offensive ineptitude.
Saw some footage of V. Mart's son during Game 2 coverage. He can switch hit and make solid contact. Really small strike zone, too.
the season as well. He was either really hot or really cold, not a whole lot of middle ground. I just hope a hot streak is coming soon. Despite his low average and high number of strikeouts during the season he still picked up a ton of extra base hits. I am not going to rail on the guy, he is still only a second year player trying to figure some things out.
And no there isn't a better alternative given the Tiger's injury problems and the fact that Jackson is the team's best defender and is the only guy with good speed on the team.
trade him this offseason for peter bourjos or denard span. possibly a package of ajax, andy oliver, and bruce rondon for span
is still a talented guy with alot of potential and is the most likely the best defensive center fielder in baseball. The guy is only in his second year, let's give him a chance to develop before we talk about trading him.
The better option would be to hold onto Jackson, and look for a more prototypical lead off guy in the offseason at another spot.
ajax refuses to dive and peter bourjos is the fastest center fielder in the AL. to go along with that ajax can go from going 4-4 one game then not being able to hit a fucking beach ball for 2 weeks. if there is a guy throwing a fastball over 95 or has any movement forget about it, just have him bunt it and hope he can get on
but if you have you should know how good Jackson has been defensively. And none of your points refute what I said about being in his second year and still needing time to develop as player. I won't dispute that Bourjas is the fastest center fielder, but that doesn't mean he is better defensively, there are other things that go into being a fielder besides raw speed.
Bottom line, your overreacting by suggesting that the Tigers trade him after two years in the majors.
tigers games and watched ajax save some runs then give some on terrible routes. i watch a few angels games and that guy saved so many runs it's stupid and he is young as well and is a contact hitter
estimates that Jackson saved 7.9 runs this year and Bourjous saved 7.5.
Fister is being Fister, but the rest of the team is being Gerald Laird.
Best line of the night!
is picking up cheap hits left and right in this game so far.
Dirty texans, trying to trip Peralta...
they played great against the yanks but have looked terrible since. cabrera has come up small during the playoffs along with vmart. it's sad that i would rather have don fucking kelly up than cabrera at this point. it seems like cabrera is trying too hard to shoot it the other way when he should be pulling it.
Why do we have a newbie playing?
the Tigers have no other choice at this point with the injury situation.
I know, im just annoyed because it seems like everyone out there is new to the big leagues
Holy shit. A base hit from Jackson.
right now 2-run dinger
he's one of the best CFs in the game. that said, i wish he would learn to bunt with his speed. he never does. at worst, it would bring the corner IFs in, giving him better chance at ground ball hits.
He has bunted for BHs at times, but that's really not his game. I'd rather see him gap a ball. But, then again, that would require solid contact.
anything near the strike zone but it pisses me off when cabrera watches 2 go right down the middle. SWING THE FUCKING BAT
is a damn joke. feldman yesterday, now lewis today. those guys are not good. ridiculous.
That second strike to Miggy was bullshit. The exact same pitch from Fister an inning earlier was a ball. The guy's the friggin' AL batting champ!
the injury to Beltre may just be the catalyst the Tigers need. dude was swinging a mean bat and he's a black hole at third.
Problem is, we might have just lost Victor.
Boom victor. Shit victor is hurt
like he hurt himself on that swing. Wouldn't that be fucking great?
r u fucking kidding now vmart. this team is turning into the mudhens
out this series is over. Unfuckable believable, the Tigers stayed relatively healthy all year(with the exception of Boesch) and now the injuries strike in the playoffs.
Sorry, the situation caused me to butcher the English language. Not sure what I exactly I was going for there, in retrospect. It should be noted, that I have been drinking a little bit as well.
Could it be his groin barking at him again?
Pyrrhic home run.
"A member of the medical staff just touched Jim Leyland in the lower right back."
he's just reminding skip where his nicotine patch is
That's cute that you think he only wears one.
Please tell me that the rest of you are either as repulsed as I was over the color commentary aside of "Well, baseball -- a game of oblique angles -- has become a game of oblique injuries here in the ALCS," or you've just blocked it from memory.
Jim and Dan on with the TV muted, so I don't have the problem you do.
McCarver says enough stupid shit to warrant its own thread.
be agressive and send him. Word is it is an oblique injury for V-Mart. That is just great.
Edit: Stratch that Santiago gets him to third with a hit.
Don't these guys know any ab workouts and stretches?!
you're sooooooooooo clever coming here talking about stretching, do you now, Buckeye? :P
Shame on Tim McCarver! "They need to stretch before working out," he says. Everyone in modern sports science agrees that static stretching prior to working out is more likely to lead to injury!
You've gotta stretch afterwards! Exclamation!
c'mon. do something!!!
why can't you score on two-out doubles?
there kelly. walks VMart to load the bases. then you take 3 bad attempts with a weak groundout; all balls. wouldn't want you to take a strike or two there.
I'd prefer to blame Leyland for choosing to hit Kelly 5th
The way we're hitting, Leyland might as well hit Enos Cabell 5th.
Rangers, for employing the ridiculously stupid bunt the runner to 2nd strategy. Thanks for the free out. Feel free to continue giving away outs.
Yeee indeed. And no one got hurt.
not be much, but the last 3 innings offensively have represented some progress relative to what we had been seeing.
with a big RBI, after a Dirks steal. Hopefully this is the start of a hot streak. The big boys are coming through a little better in this game.
Still concerned about Victor though, I doubt that he is close to 100%, and probally won't be for the rest of this series.
good version of Jackson!
atta boy. see, good things happen when you put the ball in play. now run.
If this thing goes 7 could we expect to see Fister again?
The T-Mobile girl would be hot if she ate more than once per week and weighed more than 96 pounds.
you dont think shes hot?????? i wouldn't think twice.
That pic is outstanding. In the commercials she looks anorexic.
by the hammer of Thor!
the big boys starting to heat up. Now if Avila could get something going.
props to fister!
So Raburn makes the nice defensive play, and Santiago butchers it? What world am I living in?
Raburn is awesome at throwing. Always has been.
pitched an absolute masterpiece with the season on the line. Hopefully that shuts up everyone who was still on the fence about that trade once and for all.
If Game 5 at Yankee Stadium didn't convince them, they can't be convinced, so tonight probably didn't change a thing.
The rest of us, though, LOVE this dude.
him in the post-season and think his 4.76 ERA is deceptive, his Siera coming into tonight was 3.32 for the playoffs. It surely went under 3 tonight.
the Fister trade. He is one of the big reasons this team is in the playoffs to begin with and pitched just as well, if not better than Verlander down the stretch and won game 5 in NY. And the kicker is he is still under contract for a couple of more years. Fister has been one of the better trade deadline acquisitions in Tigers history. I mean sure would it be nice to have a guy like Wells on the bench given the injury situation? Absolutely, but I will take Fister over all the guys traded in that deal combined.
In short, anybody who questions the Fister trade needs to have their head examined.
Young may be able to go tommorow with a left hander on the mound or is he pretty much done for this series?
Being a Mariners fan I was upset to see Fister go. Being a Tigers fan I was happy to see that Detroit is where he ended up. I enjoyed watching him play in Seattle while he was around. Detroit did well in that trade.
I can't handle this shit. Easy inning plz.
a little drama and intrigue would it?
It would be no fun if everything was automatic? Right?
/Okay. Maybe not.
Very nice diving stop to save a run and get the out
Great win tonight. Hopefully they can build on it and do it again tomorrow.
player than some people around baseball, give him credit for. Valverde remains perfect, despite there being a little drama.
we need Porcello to be big tomm.
Which Doug is taller?
Fister or Karsch?
Fister, but just barely.
thing is that Porcello is a ground ball pitcher, who doesn't give up a lot of home runs, and the Rangers are a team that likes to hit the ball out of the ballpark. Still a must win tommorow, no way they win this series if they go down 3-1 with game 6 and 7 being in Texas.
exactly average with the home run rate. The thing he's REALLY good at tho is keeping the ball out of the air.
give up a ton of home runs. Average is still better than a ton. Obviously Porcello will still give up quite a few a hits, as usual, but as long as they mostly singles and not hrs I like the Tigers chances tommorow.
Terry Foster is at the presser. Someone tell him to shut up.