Jacob Turner pitching for the Tigers, Philip Humber for the Sox. 3-1 Tigers in the 2nd inning.
OT - Tigers-ChiSox
It doesn't mean all that much, but I like hearing Hawk say that he'd take the Sox offense over the Tigers, right before Berry and Cabrera hit back to back home runs.
I'm sure most of you know that the Hawk is one of the biggest homers in the history of homerism.
Mr. Ufer was a bit of a homer himself, but he was smart and endearing. Hawk is just biased and downright annoying. "He gone." And "You can put it on the board....yes!" They make my skin crawl. This coming from a Boston fan.
All the videos seem to have been removed by MLB, but hearing him go silent for a 63 seconds after Peralta hit a walk off earlier this year was awesome.
So. Awful. All the excitement I get from being able to watch the Tigs play (I live in Chicago) is instantly hampered by having to listen to Hawk. Thankfully my mute button is fully-functional.
Can't talk about the Hawk without posting this picture.
Cabrera's homerun was the 299th of his career. I could definitely see him hitting another for 300 today with this wind out to left field.
Dang - nailed it. Any more predictions?
Hell Yes! Picked a great day to watch the Tigers!
Boesch coming alive is huge. How about moving him back to the #2 spot?
He's been successful in the 6th and 7th spot in the order, why change what's working?
Great morning, Alonso won the German GP and the Tigers are bombing Humber all around CoPa. Hopefully Turner continues to pitch to weak contact and we get the sweep.
Solid effort from Turner. Now, bullpen, bring this one home.
The Tigers better trade for a second basemen. Just an average hitter and fielder would be fine. I'm sick of seeing Raburn and Santiago trotted out there
If you haven't noticed, there's aren't a ton available 2B that would be significant upgrades. And DD isn't going to overpay for one. His trade track record is actually pretty good so he's only going to make a deal that makes sense in the short term that doesn't mortgage anything long term. I would love to get an upgrade at 2B, but I actually don't see it happening.
Need the bullpen to close this one fast, the sox are clawing their way back.
And, Indians already down 2 after a half inning.
Looking forward to catching the Tigers in person when they are in town this week.
6-1 home stand against 2 playoff teams, great week, keep it going into Cleveland on Tuesday.
I expect to hear "Hail to the Chief" when I walk into my office for the postgame media thing. That is all
— Fake Jim Leyland (@FakeLeyland) July 22, 2012
AL Central standings June, 1, 2012:
|Chicago Sox||30||22||.577||-||13-13||17-9||248||208||+40||Won 9|
|Kansas City||22||28||.440||7||6-17||16-11||202||219||-17||Won 3|
It got worse still - at one point the Tigers were 26-32. They've played .684 ball (26-12) since.
Huge series for the Tigers. Like other people have noted, we have to make a move for a decent 2nd baseman before the trade deadline to make us a serious championship contender. It's nice to see the offense coming alive in the rest of the lineup though. And with the way our starting pitching is performing, this team is tough to beat right now.
More like corner OF and have Boesch be a 4th OF which he is better suited for
Just curious what your reasoning behind that is. You would rather have Raburn's or Santiago's bat in the lineup opposed to Boesch's? Boesch has really come alive as of late. They mentioned today at one point he was batting .333 in his past 17 games. He's one of our hottest hitters right now and we know he is capable of being an above average hitter from past seasons. Neither Raburn or Santiago have been putting up numbers close to what Boesch has.
There's more of a market for outfielders than there is for 2B.
Epstien is asking for the world for Darwin Barney. Aaron Hill is out there, but with the new wild card the DBacks are only 5 games out so they aren't selling yet and maybe never be. Infante has been mentioned, but he'll come with a huge price tag too.
As much as I hope Q continues what he's doing, I don't think anyone should expect him to continue hitting the way he is.
Yes, second base is our weakest position. However, that's true of many teams - it's a really bad year for second basemen.
I definitely agree with what you said. Especially with Berry. It's great what he has done and he gave the tigers the spark they needed but it's only a matter of time before he comes back down to earth.
Looks like they were looking for a 2nd baseman. It sucks to see Turner go, but this move makes us a better team right now.
As I've often said; Best Tiger hitter since Hank Greenberg.
|162 Game Avg.||162||709||603||122||189||44||8||38||148||7||99||98||.313||.412||.605||1.017||158||365||2||4|
|DET (12 yrs)||1269||5587||4791||980||1528||366||69||306||1202||58||26||748||771||.319||.412||.616||1.028||161||2950||50||12||35|
|PIT (1 yr)||125||510||402||71||100||13||2||25||74||0||104||73||.249||.408||.478||.885||131||192||16||4||0|
|AL (12 yrs)||1269||5587||4791||980||1528||366||69||306||1202||58||26||748||771||.319||.412||.616||1.028||161||2950||50||12||35|
|NL (1 yr)||125||510||402||71||100||13||2||25||74||0||104||73||.249||.408||.478||.885||131||192||16||4||0|
|162 Game Avg.||162||694||607||102||193||42||1||33||119||4||2||76||119||.318||.394||.556||.951||150||338||20||5||1||6||17|
|DET (5 yrs)||726||3125||2725||465||879||190||3||160||538||16||7||358||472||.323||.401||.571||.972||157||1555||95||16||0||26||83|
|FLA (5 yrs)||720||3072||2694||449||842||183||10||138||523||17||11||322||592||.313||.388||.542||.929||143||1459||87||25||5||26||70|
|AL (5 yrs)||726||3125||2725||465||879||190||3||160||538||16||7||358||472||.323||.401||.571||.972||157||1555||95||16||0||26||83|
|NL (5 yrs)||720||3072||2694||449||842||183||10||138||523||17||11||322||592||.313||.388||.542||.929||143||1459||87||25||5||26||70|
One of my fondest rememberances as a Tigers fan living in Chicago is when Detroit beat the Sox on "Hawk Harrelson Day" last season. He's the worst.
I try not to do this too often (in fact, I don't think I've done this yet), but I'm calling you Leyland haters out:
brandon_cook: How do you feel about your prediction that Leyland would be gone by the All Star Break?
TheDirtyD: Do you still feel like Leyland isn't the best coach we could get?
graybeaver: Still feel like it was Leyland's fault that we were playing so poorly earlier this season?
goblue11: Still want Francona?
tnwolverine: Still feel like this team is all hype and no substance?
Winterblue75 and HailToTheVictors08 are about the only 2 who I saw try to give reasoned arguments for for firing Leyland. Kudos for that. But you still wanted him gone. Still feel the same way? Or does being in 1st place change things?
I hope this is a lesson for all of you: don't freak out when things aren't going well in May. Baseball is a marathon. Firing people willy-nilly doesn't accomplish anything.