"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
OT- Tigers-A's game 2.
I have both on. Tvs right next to each other. Tigers with the sound. Lets do this!
Tigers bats better come to life!
I like seeing him run it up there at 95 here in the first. Start dropping that deuce and it's going to be a long game for the A's.
I had to mute the color on my TV. For some reason the A's uniforms seemed really really bright.
Solid start. Miguel has his third hit of the series already. Have yet to see him pull a ball, but he's smoked several straight back through the box, which is good to see.
Solid first inning from JV, good fastball command early.
Well, no runs yet, but we've made Gray work and throw nearly 40 pitches through 2 innings. It'd be nice to put a couple runs on the board the second time through the lineup.
They at least turned the lineup over so Jackson gets the leadoff again.
looking strong tonight. just need a run or two!
We need some. We have not scored in 10 innings. Come on boys!
If Torii's ass hurts so much about that brushback pitch, maybe he should have lined the next pitch right up the box and off the pitcher's forehead. Instead he strikes out. He lost the mental game right there.
Meh, not a big deal.
Torii Hunter is a veteran among veterans. He'll be fine. The kid is throwing well but what Leyland said in the interview is true: If the Tigers get him to throw that curve ball in the strike zone, someone will put it in the seats.
Game is mostly uneventful, which is perfectly fine by me. As long as we just manage the 1 run I am happy with boring innings.
Poor swings from Prince and Victor in good hitters' counts. We're going to need a better approach to score.
And you gotta love this ump's punchout.
JV is straight dealing. All these K's are racking up the pitch count early, but it's JV. His limit is in the 130s if he's going well.
Maybe a little early to give up an out, but with Don Kelly, maybe a bunt?
EDIT: Hit and run... I like the call, especially knowing that a fastball was likely. Good stuff, now we need a base hit.
crap. Took us right out of the inning.
Wasted opportunity with runners at the corners. Ugh.
What. The. Fuck.
For the love of God please tell me that Iglesias went on his own. And get your shit together Jackson.
Fucking Jackson with the golden sombrero. Just have make contact in that situation.
This game is shaping up. You have a slow pitch softball team trying to play small ball. JV is great but the pitch count is already elevated.
I hate it when JV tries to check runners. Seems like he throws it away a lot.
Nice pitching out of a jam. We need some offense. Got the big bats coming up.
Awful freaking AB's tonight. 14 straight innings with no runs, and Fielder can't elevate a ball to save his life.
Fire Lloyd McClendon for fuck's sake.
JV doesn't even get to sit down between innings.
This is gonna to start feeling really shitty when we hear to the bullpen, right?
By last nights game- the throw beat him. So he is out automatically!
is it normal to have to listen to 100% biased announcers for a fucking playoff game? These guys can't WAIT to stroke the A's players in the locker room post-game. Last night was the same.
WOOOOOO WHAT A STRIKE OUT JV!!!!!!!!!
Verlander's night is done, pitched one hell of a game, it's be a shame if we can't get him the win.
for JV. That was some clutch pitching.
Another hit for Donny Kelly!
When the Don is only one producing
Love Donnie Baseball legging out an infield hit.
Are you kidding me, Jackson?
Who the fuck is this Gray dude?
many close pitches are you gonna take with two strikes. Fucking Jackson.
This is beyond irritating.
Time to see if the pen can get it done for us. Well at least enough for our offense to remove their collective heads from the ass
Chill out there buddy. They are very much in the game and have a chance to take the first two on the road against a very good baseball team.
If we scored a run before this game ended.
I would also like it if we showed some plate discipline.
I would also like it if Albuquerque did not enter the game.
Agree on both counts. I felt like I was getting hives when I saw Al Al warming up in the bullpen
Haven't scored in 16 innings.
We get it. Both the Tigers and A's have scored in 1 inning each in these two games. Welcome to playoff baseball.
Playoff baseball with the Tigers. Every other series has had a ton of run scoring. I'd be willing to give Oakland pitchers more credit if the Tigers hadn't been so shitty at the plate all September already.
The other series don't have nearly the high level of pitching that this series does. The Tigers and A's have arguably the two best starting staffs in the playoffs.
Not saying the Tigers are hitting well, but I'm not freaking out.