Didn't see a thread up yet.
Tigers down 1-0 in the first.
1-12 with 8 k's for Jackson, just horrific for a leadoff hitter.
Lloyd McClendon should be fired. They look absolutely lost when up to bat. He just does too little with too fucking much talent
I mean all he did was coach the offense to the second most runs in the AL over 162 games. But we'll take this 4 game sample and judge him on that.
Just playing devil's advocate.
Austin Jackson is not good. They have to find a leadoff hitter for next year. This guy doesn't have what it takes.
He did hit .300 last year, it's just a matter of what Jackson is going to show up 2011 or 2012?
And he is 26. He may not be a leadoff hitter, but you don't give up on such a guy.
I personally think he's a bit overrated as an outfielder. Still a very good fielder, but not gold glove level. He's afraid to dive for a ball, and does make more mistakes than people think. Don't get me wrong, he's probably worth keeping as the starting centerfielder, but he doesn't do what a leadoff hitter should do. He strikes out too much, doesn't walk, and doesn't steal bases.
have been a contender for the past three seasons. I think you are overreacting to the bitter disappointment that is the 2013 playoffs.
Jackson won the fielding bible award in 2011 which is much better metric defensively than the gold glove awards are. He's not a great leadoff hitter but he's certainly a tremendous outfielder, he doesn't dive because he usually doesn't have to.
Is too good to give up on.
fister's got nothing. everything is up. get him out of there before the game is over.
If we see Sherzer early we are in trouble.
Fister is off today.
The Tigers have played poorly for a month. This team has been on fumes for awhile now. This was predictable.
Something can be unsurprising and upsetting at the same time.
might end it now with one swing of the bat.
Seems like I'm watching a funeral
with 3-4 runs than his pitch count
That could have been worse but damn
5 feet from being the end of the season. i hope scherzer comes out to start the 3rd.
Coco almost had that one.
Leaning into that pitch is probably Prince's best play of his entire postseason career
Can anyone find a link to stream the game? Meetings and class are impacting my ability to watch the game from the comfort of my couch.
Respond to your own comment huh? You do know the tigers have a hitting coach, right? Whose job it is to coach hitters?
That's down right idiotic. The whole team is hitting terribly, and in a true stroke of genius, you decide that it has to be someone other than the guy who's responsible for the hitting performance. You can respond all you want, but you're clearly a moron so I'm not going to bother with it
Who's gone off the roster next year?
Peralta's gone. He obviously can't play outfield and Iglesias is here to stay I'm guessing
So it will be basically the same roster next year?
peralta; possibly scherzer (need to sign); benoit (doubt they sign); dirks or kelly; santiago; infante (need to sign); possibly avila if mgt is tired of him
I'd like to see them keep Infante. Santiago can field pretty good but is pretty useless as a hitter.
I hope they can do something with Scherzer, I'd hate to see him go, but I think he'll be getting some pretty high ball offers.
Having Brayan Pena play for Avila? The third baseman is practically on second base and what does he do? Grounds weakly into the shift.
I don't think it's possible for anyone to be worse than Avila's been
This team has such a limited ability to manufacture runs. They are swinging at so many pitches they are not getting any walks. They don't move on the bases very well. Cabrera has to hit a double to even make it to first. And, they are not hitting for power now. Everything is a random single here or there.
two years in a row the bats go cold. fire llllloyd.
Victor should catch. Peralta to 3rd. Kelly in Left. No Dirks.
Better lay down a bunt for a base hit. It's mental with this team now. If the hitter doesn't see the guy ahead of him do anything they continue the downward slide.
who on this team can bunt?
Wasting Verlander's best game of the season and laying a big fat 0 on the scoreboard in game 2 is probably what swung this series.