Doug Fister just pitched 9 consecutive strikeouts for a new Tigers record and new American League record. He was only 1 strikeout away from tying the MLB record of 10.
I get nothing at work done when the Tigers play afternoon games, more specifically on Thursdays. Unreal that he went through the order without anybody even putting the ball in play, just gotta win the game now.
Unfortunately, the next guy grounded out to end the streak at 9.
It's a cool to set any kind of record, but like many in baseball, it seems kind of arbitrary. Plenty of great pitchers have had consecutive K streaks broken up by other outs, which are just as great.
That being said, I don't want to rain on Fister's parade. it's an awesome accomplishment, and he is pitching lights out. Anytime you break a record held by Nolan Ryan and Roger Clemens, among others, you are doing something great.
Hopefully he keeps it up through his last start @ KC and the playoffs. Go Tigers!
That is a phenomenal performance by Doug Fister, and it puts him in select company with regards to that record, to be sure.
The MLB record, in case anyone is interested, is held by Tom Seaver - 10 consecutive strikeouts on 4/22/1970 against the then quite lowly (and quite new, to be fair) San Diego Padres.
OP, if the tigers lose, i will personally hold you accountable for unleashing the jinx.
If we blow this game, I am burning this mother down.
Reportedly his performance was in part a response to the chants of "We wan't a pitcher, not a belly itcher" heard before he took the mound.
It's funny how Fister is hardly known as a K machine but every so often he goes explodey in people's faces. Last year he had like a 14-K performance at one point.
He almost single-handedly won me a Fantasy title last year. This year he has been good, but up and down with the early injuries and a few inconsistent weeks. He has such a bright future. I think is only 26yrs old.
Benoit I thought you were over the yips, blah! Well maybe it's only fitting that they end the regular season at home the way they began it, with a walk-off.
For the life of me, I'll never understand how Billy Butler is a professional athlete. I swear he just cleaned off the table next to me at Chili's the other day.
WHAT THE FUCK.
I SEE YOU PRINCE.
Is a Sac Bunt and a sac fly, against the Royals. Feels a little too familiar.
Fail on the Sac Bunt. Yep, familiar.
A win is a win....but it was not pretty for either team in the end. That's baseball though! Great job by Fister.
Ridiculous game of who wanted it less near the end, i'll take it! 4 game sweep and a 1 1/2 game lead, keep the momentum into the last 6 games.
How do the White Sox feel watching this game? They can't beat the Royals, but the Tigers sweep them, including what felt like a gift game today.
Magic number is 6!
Thank you Royals.
So does Fister still get the win?
That might be kind of tragic or kind of funny and ironic depending on how one looks at it. But Benoit gets the win. Kind of effed up.
No, Benoit got it.
Nope, Benoit closed the door on Fister's day and as stupid as baseball scoring can be it's Benoit who gets the win.
Go Indians tonight and then the Rays can hopefully put the White Sox out of their misery.
Magic number = 6
Sox start their 4 game series with the Rays tonight, then finish @ Cleveland.
Tigers still gotta get the job done on the road. That's what will decide it. Gotta go .500 at the least IMO
Why the Indians?
The White Sox open a four game set with the Rays tonight.
Prince is gritty
Seriously, how big was that hustle? That led to the run right there. I mean, KC's "defense" helped, but the chain of events that led to the winning run doesn't happen without Prince going all Pete Rose on us.
himself into an out at the plate earlier in the game. Even though most of that blame falls on the 3rd base coach.
Didn't see it (forgot it was a day game.) So I don't know know how close it was. But in general the risk/reward calculation favors heading home with two outs. This is simplistic, but Peralta is hitting less than .250, so even if your chances of making it are only 1-in-4, you go. If you think it's 50/50, it's a total no-brainer. You took off with the pitch and you're forcing the defense to make a difficult play.
I appreciate how hard it is to get a two-out hit but does your analysis consider the strength of KC's outfield throwing everyone out last year and this year? Perhaps you did factor that in to the odds, in which case I agree he should have gone , but I assumed off the bat that Gordon makes that play no problem. Go Tigers!
No....like I said it was a little bit simplistic. Just that with two outs, your chances of scoring from third are basically the batting average of the guy at the plate. All kinds of things can change the dynamics of the decision, like the situation, the defense, the runner, the hit itself, whether the batter is a slugger or a slap hitter. I'm no Mathlete. The most basic part of it, though, is that if you stop at third, you need a hit to score, so it's usually best to take the chance.
I would agree if the play was going to be bang-bang. Force the defense to make a good play. If they throw you out, props to them. But Fielder was out by more than a couple steps. Gordon barely had to make a routine throw. Gene just messed that one up.
Some bad news out of this game: Scherzer's shoulder tightened up while do between game, routine throwing and Scherzer is scratched from Friday's game v Twins. Drew Smyly will start in his place.
....that's just sick!
Don't knock it 'til you've tried it...
Fisting is gross..why make a thread about it ? sicko
White Sox lose again. Tigers two up
to watch a Sox game in a Chicago bar right now. The misery would be TREMENDOUS to behold.