Hopefully the bats stay hot. I think the chilly weather may help porcello. And please Ajax keep getting on base!
OT: Tigers Open Thread 4/10
Anyone know somewhere to listen to the game for free online?
I was looking for a good online station as well. Nice work.
I've bookmarked it for the season. Too bad it's 45 seconds behind the TV broadcast on FoxSportsDetroit, but I'd much rather listen to Dan Dickerson than Mario and Rod and their "banter".
Not a fan of Rod and Mario? I think they're pretty entertaining
Rod Allen is great. He does a good job of pointing out different strategies and is one of the best when it comes to all the intricacies of a batter/hitter matchup.
3 up 3 down on 11 pitches. Good start!!
Miguel with a nice diving play to his right and a strong gun to first to get Longoria.
I found a sketchy place that's streaming it that i got linked to from another message board. It does indeed have a stream going with a less-than-HD picture. But it's certainly better than nothing:
FYI, you have to wait like 30 seconds for the ad in the middle to allow you to close it.
Stickin' it to Big Baseball, AND Comic Sans Explosion? hail2you, sir!
btw, Google Chrome with AdBlockPlus seems to be keeping me ad-free.
Nice throw by Jackson, and even nicer missed call by the umpire. Take what you can get.
I think Fielder was a good 2 steps off the bag...lol
3rd inning already...This is going to be a quick game!
Porcello has excellent late life on his FB today. Armside tail and tilt, with good down to it. Definitely a positive
Come on Ricky!! Getting into some trouble here with 2 outs!
Porcello's worked his way into a jam here in the 3rd. Bases loaded, 2 out, Longoria at the plate.
Rick in a jam here, hopefully we can end this inning without much damage.
Crap. Bases-loaded walk to Longoria. 1-0 Rays.
Woo I'll take being down only 1 after that mess, PS Jhonny nearly botched that one with the scoop and a weak toss.
That could have been much worse! Let's get those bats going!
HBP and walk to give up a run. Lucky to get out of that inning only down 1.
Good vision AJ. Come on Boesch!!
2 out rally for the Tigers with the big bats at the plate now, Matt Moore looks like a solid, solid prospect.
I'll take that!! A run is a run!!
This is vintage Porcello (aside from the walked in run). Fifty-three pitches through 4 innings, lots of groundballs, looking good for his first start of the year!
Nice play by Peralta.
Showin some range! Fielders been doing well fielding his throws too. Snowing hard at the park!
This is got to give us an advantage that we are facing these Florida boys in snowy weather.
Every pro baseball player is a "Florida boy." This is the coldest any of them have played in since last October, if not last April.
How about Jackson showing some plate discipline?? Two walks in 3 ABs today.
this could be a big inning
For those who don't know (all with two outs): Jackson walked, Boesch singled (jackson adanced to third), Cabrera intentionally walked. Fielder up now...
Edit: BLAST. That was a good opportunity to score. Oh well, Moore won't be much longer for this game. He's over 80 pitches through 5 innings. How's their bullpen looking?
Other than that not sure.
Ducks on the pond for the Tigs and Prince at the plate, make them pay for walking Miguel!
Time for a Fielder Grand Salami!
or a pop out
nice play by Fielder. These big boys can play some defense.
Shows how much respect the league has for Cabby
I've only caught 5 innings of FSD Tigers coverage this year, and I've already heard Rod mention the fact that Ryan Braun only received 2 intentional passes all last season *twice*! I assume that is *way* more times than the Brewers' color guy has mentioned Miggy's 2011 intentional walks.
HAHA. In 4 hours and 150-160 game they televise on FSD, they are bound to repeat themselves several times!
Is there a website that tracks such stats live?
Porcello has been strong so far. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.
The Rays seem to shift for every batter in the line up. I know NYY was talking about it so this must be a head game thing.
The Rays appear to shift for almost every batter in the lineup. NYY mentioned it so I'm guessing it frustrated them so let's hope the Tigers keep their heads in this series.
Run for Tampa, 2-1. Did Jennings reach on an infield single? All it says in the MLB Gameday thing is "singles on a ground ball to Peralta."
Perralta got to it, but never threw it. Molina scored on it, then G$ threw out Jennings stealing 2nd
Peralta made a diving stop with no chance for a throw.
Whoever that dumb fan was probably cost the Tigers this game. Why do you feel the need to intefere with a ball?
The Torch and Pitchfork Club are sure to be after that fan. They need to put the backward facing spike strips ala a parking garage or lot, so the players are safe, but any fan attempting to lean over into the field of play would be impaled. What was that guy, 30 years old? How cool are you for having a ball hit by a random Rays player?
What exactly happened? I'm only tracking the game via gamecast, so I haven't seen video.
Dumbass fans, the team didn't call you up to play from Toledo to play today so don't touch a ball in play. This has to be Matt Moore's last inning or at least that's what I'm praying for.
JAckson ties it up!
WOOT Austin Jackson HR!!!
Home run Austin Jackson!! Tie game, bottom of the 7th!
Of all possible hitters to take one deep! Now tied up 2-2!!
I know it is early, but Jackson looks like a different player this year. He is taking his time and swinging on the pitches he wants. I am hoping he keeps up the good habits and has a special year.
I'm in the same boat as you. I don't want to jump the gun, but man, he's looking good. That at-bat where he hit the home run, he was down in the count 1-2, but he battled, showed patience, worked the count full, and hit it out on the 8th pitch. I know he's shown glimpses of that kind of ability in the past, but it's exciting to see it this early. Keep it up, Ajax!
Jackson again taking a 2 strike count and doing damage, what a great start he's off to this year.
Rod and Mario had just talked about how Moore hadn't shook off Molina all game long. After the pitching change they showed that Moore indeed did shake off Molina on the pitch that Jackson took deep. Ought to have listened to the vet, young rookie.
Coke in to pitch the 8th.
Is he the real?
I think he is, for sure. He struggled today, yet limited the Tigers' offense to only 2 runs. Now, today's probably not the best day to use as an example, because of the cold weather, but I think he's totally legit. Unless he gets injured, I think he's a shoo-in for the AL ROY, and I think he's got Cy Young potential down the road.
Drafted him in fantasy as potential 3rd, probable 4th starter.
Does anyone else think that Danny Worth looks like a young Chuck Knoblauch? The fact that they both play the same position is awesome too. Hopefully Worth does not develop the shanks like the ole Knobber did.
Phil Coke is back!!
Phil Coke's brain with a solid 8th inning, if you don't follow his twitter than you are missing out on some pure comedic gold.
Prince solo HR for the lead. I am feeling it...
I'll take that, too....
How about a two-run shot? Cabby just led off with a double.
Tigers take the lead!
3-2 off a Prince Fielder RBI single, following Cabrera's leadoff double!
Get Papa Grande warm!!
Very, very excited for this summer/fall.
I think this is how JL dreamed the season would start. Minus the Fister injury. Cabby and Prince doing work in the late innings and Austin on base all day long.
We need some insurance runs here!
good baserunnin' to avoid the DP there!
Nice job Jhonny!
Sac fly from Peralta: 4-2, good guys!
G$ with an RBI single 5-2 Tigers bottom 8, great swings this inning.
Every run matters.
and staying out of that DP leads to another run on the sacrifice fly by Peralta! Good fundamentals+good managerial decision pays off!
and as I'm typing the above, a bloop single plates yet another to make it 5-2
Listening to Mike and Mike this morning. Greenberg had a guest co-host on (Buster Olney) who said he favored Rays pitching against Tiger hitting today. It seems like Tiger hitting has the upper hand.
Time for Papa Grande to redeem himself. Let's go!
The Rays have their 7-8-9 hitters coming up. Don't make it any harder than it needs to be, Potato.
Papa Grande starts a brand-spanking new save streak
Awesome. We're 4-0, baby.
No Tigers starting pitcher even has a win yet. Been some dramatic baseball to start the season.
was pretty good today. I hope it's a sign of things to come for him.
That was almost TOO easy.
Great to see Papa Grande doing the dance. Tomorrow will put this streak to the test.
I was thinking the same thing. I forgot how awesome it was to watch papa grande do his jig.
He will be key this year. 1. They need his defense, badly. 2. Getting on base more mean more runs driven in by Cabby and Prince.
Most of you youngins don't remember 35-5. This year's Tigers squad has the talent to do that again.