7-0 Tigers after AJ hits a triple and Dirks drives him home with a double.
OT: Tigers go for an even dozen wins 8/8 Game Thread
Cleveland is by far a better city than Detroit and it's not even close. Detroit is a complete dump.
based on what I've seen, Cleveland is property of Detroit, so it's all good
Let's be honest, Cleveland is not exactly a happening city either. Detroit has at least some things to offer when there isn't a sporting event taking place. That Rock n Roll Hall of Fame is the biggest joke ever and the sports teams there haven't won a championship since the 50's. I'll take Detroit over Cleveland anyday.
Huh? Have you ever been to Cleveland besides driving by or peeking in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
I've lived in both downtown Detroit and downtown Cleveland. Two years in fact while at Wayne State SOM, a year in the Warehouse District while a fellow at Cleveland Clinic. There is a LOT more to do in downtown Cleveland than Detroit. More and better restaurants, a lot of small festivals/fairs, and Cleveland Clinic is a medical juggernaut.
Detroit has made some strides with the Campus Martius development along Woodward; but there are still too many burned-out areas in between the stadiums, Campus Martius, Corktown, and the area near Wayne.
Huh? Please don't compare restaurants in Detroit with Cleveland. Maybe you should turn off Food Network and realize there are great places to eat in Detroit and Cleveland is sub par.
Lol. I've eaten at just about every good restaurant in both cities. Can you say the same? The best restaurant in Michigan is the Lark, which is in West Bloomfield. Tribute gave it a run for it's money, but was in Farmington Hills.
What is the best restaurant in downtown Detroit? Michael Mina's place in the MGM, Saltwater? Decent seafood, and the lobster pot pie is great. Coach Insignia is ok; great view, but have had better steaks in numerous different places. Have not been to Roast, but have been to both Lola and Lolita in Cleveland. Slows, however, in Detroit is an institution.
My favorite in Cleveland is Crop (formerly of the Warehouse district, now moved to across the Westside Market) but Muse, Lola & Lolita are definitely better than anything in downtown Detroit, XO is around the same as Coach Insignia.
Maybe you should actually spend time in a place before shitting on it.
As to the Michael Symon restaurants, I am not a fan. However, there are plenty of other great chefs and restaurants (and breweries) in Cleveland.
I grew up in Michigan and follow the Detroit sports teams, but I would take Cleveland over Detroit for a night out not involving sports.
Excellent point. If Cleveland had better sports teams, it would be even better than Detroit. That is where you can compare cities, by saying, "Well there are no games going on, but there are still a lot of fun places to go." Cleveland has a lot more of that.
This is a joke. Cleveland has copious amounts of excellent and unique restaurants.
Also, the guy who compared the sports teams, well yeah, obviously Detroit has Cleveland there, but I was simply referring to the cities, so your point is moot.
I'll bet there are very few people (unbiased) who think Detroit is a better city than Cleveland.
Cleveland is a much better place to live than the city of Detroit. But I will take Detroit for a night out over Cleveland any day. Detroit has better restaurants, nicer stadiums, casinos, some good festivals in Hart Plaza...bars and clubs. You got me on the Cleveland Clinic though lol..why the hell would you list that under things to do in a city I have no clue. But if I want a madical juggernaught I can drive 35 minutes to UofM mediical center.
Cleveland has a casino (have not ever been since it opened after we left). When we gamble in Detroit, MGM is the place to go.
I'm really curious, though, as to where all these good restaurants in downtown Detroit are. Sweetwaters, Majestic, Traffic Jam & Snug, Greekblock, Slows and Nemos in Corktown...Roma Cafe is pretty good in Eastern Market. That's pretty much all I can think of off the top of my head. My fam says Roast is pretty good, but again, opened after I left.
I liked Seldom Blues before it shut down, Coach Insignia is probably the fanciest place in downtown left...Opus One was great before they became a high-end catering place.
The Browns won the NFL championship in 1964.
Again, what the hell does that have to do with the cities of Cleveland and Detroit? I wasn't comparing teams in my first post, but some people turned it into that, which tells me one thing, that being the fact that they know Cleveland is a better city than Detroit. The fact that Detroit is bankrupt is further proof.
But, that's really doesn't say much. I have a few military fiends who were in Iraq for the war about 10 years ago. One of whom was originally from Hamtramick. They said that it wasn't that bad and that they would rather livee in Baghdad than Detroit.
So, to Cleveland. Congrats, you have a better city than Baghdad.
after going through 2.1 innings against the Tigs:
Kicking their ass. Max is going to increase his avg run support. Thanks Cleveland!
Last night really hurt the Tribe, and their starting pitcher did not help them out much.....I like it!
8-0. The hits keep comin'
Anybody else getting bored? I know I shouldn't be feeling this, but rather enjoying it. I am serious, though.
Tigers could sweep the 4 game series at Cleveland on the same day that Michigan beats Ohio on a walkoff homer in the Little League World Series. Solid day for the good guys.
retroactively, that Bud Selig could make today's Little League World Series win count?
So what's up with Wolverines Dominate downvoting Tigers threads? U mad bro? Tribe fan?
I, for one, am not bored. I love this. It's hilarious. I love the quietness of the Jake, I love the dugout laughing it up at every little thing, and I love the pure domination of a team from Ohio.
At this point I want us to keep a normal pace when at the plate and then just let Max deal
It's Darth Wolverine, the known baseball hater.
Just like Hard Gay is a 'There are...' hater, and BigTenFootball is an everything hater.
this about describes the Indians play today
Scherzer's 17th win isn't it?
That's what I saw.
This is a double treat. Pounding the Indians AND we don't have to listen to that toolbag in the stands pound that bass drum.
AND NOW HE NO LONGER HAS A PERFECT GAME. WOW. IT IS SO HARD BEING A TOGERS FAN RIGHT NOW.
Indians' official scorekeeper douching it up by ruling a base hit on that.
Fifty pitches into this start, Scherzer now has 4 K's, 35 strikes and 15 balls. Not a bad ratio at all really. I believe that Tigers have already given Scherzer better than average run support. This sets up well for the evening, I would think.
Who is bankrupt now bitches?
We still are. :(
Noooooooooo they scored :(
I'm considering this game a loss now.
Haha this a BABIP landslide. Everything for the Tigers is hitting grass, everything for Cleveland is hit right at somebody.
It was nice for the Tigers to put up so many runs early, so I could take my bike ride on Duluth's lakefront worry-free.
Imagine my surprise to see Bill Martin's gorgeous yacht "Stripes" moored in the Harbor. I'm posing from 10 feet off of its left beam.
Just got out of work, about to catch the end of the game and have a cold one. I'm pissed I missed the ambush.
Interesting how in the last couple of years, Leyland's teams have changed tendency: instead of dominating the first half of the season and then falling apart and barely hanging on down the stretch, now they seem to be so-so in the first half and totally take over in the second. I'll take that trade.
I forgot how fun it is to cheer for a team that never loses. This is good stuff.
holy crap Raburn is warming in the cleveland bullpen.
Holy shit Ryan Raburn is warming up in the bullpen for the Tribe. Please, God, let it happen.
And it's happening.
Raburn in the bullpen...
this game is now in the twilight zone
Gotta love the strike zone for position players pitching. I honestly feel bad for Raburn, I never had the same malice towards him that others did.
If Jim Leeland was a good manager he would have kept Rayburn for our bullpen help! He doesn't know what he's doing...Worst Manager Ever! Ugh!
1, 2, 3 inning...awesome.
Raburn is better than Valverde
Good stuff right there from Raburn. Have always liked the guy
I don't see a reason to hate him. He's a decent ball player and he plays hard.
And now Phil Coke. $500 says Raburn has a better inning than Coke.
We should have pitched Don Kelly
And rayburn is statistically better than coke...
Edit: It doesn't appear to be just statistics...damnit phil
play that game then RABURN (no Y in it) is better than...well everyone
My apologies to ryan. Entertaining twist to a blowout. I never had anything against him, I'm happy for him.
If Phil Coke can't even get lefties out than there is no room for him on this team. He HAS to get lefties out at minimum.
lefties do have a .550 OPS against Coke so there's that
HALOL Phil Coke
This series was awesome. It always feels good when a team from Michigan dominates a team from Ohio.
I think the amazing thing about this season is that the Tigers have a 7 game lead on Cleveland and a 10-game advantage in the season series - which means they've been better than us except for when they actually have to play us.
That's not amazing at all. A lot of variables go into that such as.....playing the white sox more times than the Tigers have. Better? No. More favorable schedule to this point? Likely.
Tigers tie the longest winning streak in club history tomorrow. And we get to watch A-Roid get booed by his own crowd at the same time. Man, life is good.
FIR EALL OF THE MANAGEMENT!!1!!!!!!
VERLANDER IS A BUM!!!1!!!!