Looks like we're going to need to give Penny some run support tonight. Only one run in as a type this, but lots of good contact from the Rays batters.
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Getting out of that inning giving up only 1 run was big. That could have been a lot worse.
Tigs down 0-1
That was big. Gotta figure out how to get some runs now.
Does anyone have a stream for this game?
I wish atdhe covered baseball..
What a troll bush fucker. That ass-ear-fuck-lick-dick-ass-guy.
You guys should get a room.
and you should go on your own comedy tour.
Inge has more value vs LHP than Betemit does. That's probably why.
I keep telling myself "Brad Penny is not a bad #5. Brad Penny is not a bad #5."
I'm a filthy liar.
Brad Penny can be serviceable as long as he isn't sent out there for the 7th inning.
Penny has done tremendous tonight. Unfortunately I just don't see us winning this game for whatever reason. I really appreciate what Penny has done tonight though. He is doing much better at night.
I will take this from Penny any day. Seems to have settled down after a shaky start.
Mario and Rod keep talking about how he has said he hates mornings and doesn't "wake up" until after noon. For whatever reason he had like 15 day starts in a row (even after line-up switches and everything) to start the season. Maybe there really was something to that because he pitches far better at night.
Great work from Avila after going down 0-2.
hmm...inge strikes out to end the inning. anyone with thoughts on the matter?
Inge has always sucked. Inge will always suck. Inge's patented check swing strikeout sucks. Inge's forearm tattoos suck. Inge's goofy ass goatee sucks. The fact that, if allowed, Inge would have won the Tigers fan favorite player of the game award while being on the Toledo Mud Hens sucks. If Inge was swallowed by the earthquake today, he would still suck.
The fact that Inge can drive a golf ball 300 yards, dunk a basketball, and hit the roof of Ford Field punting a football sucks.
Unfortunately, Inge's suckitude is the best we have on many nights.
(Every team needs a scapegoat, I choose to blame Inge. Ryan/Ryanne/Ryne Rayborn/Rayburns/Raburn is next in line)
I actually don't mind how Inge is being used since his return. I like him as a defensive replacement late in games and don't mind if he gets a start every now and then. As long as he's not an everyday starter.
Great outing from Penny. Can't expect much more from him. Battled out of some jams, only gave up 1. Hopefully we can hold the win for him.
C&C Music Factory, House of Pain and Naughty by Nature . . . it's an early '90s party at Tropicana Field!
Can't forget a little Rob Base and DJ Easy Rock.
trolololo at the rays game nice
They were just playing Eduard Khil's "Trololo" over the PA system!
Even though his stay in the rotation didn't work out that well, Phil Coke has been a beast out of the pen this year. Again.
Why do the Rays have such terrible fan support? This is a team that's 12 games over .500. They still have an outside chance at the playoffs.
It's the fact that St. Petersburg has beaches and some would be fans go there instead.
Also, the stadium is in a terrible location and not very convenient to get to.
If the beaches are that big of a draw, MLB shouldn't have given them a franchise.
But both LA teams are drawing top 10 attendances this year, and their beaches aren't too shabby either.
Too many people who are transplants from Northern cities, not enough locals. Those who are locals had already established a favorite team before the Rays showed up.
The compromising pictures of DD and JL that Inge obviously has must really be outrageous.
Just read that's 13 left on base for Inge in the four games he's played since being recalled.
swung on that wild pitch, at least from the side view. Strange that Mario and Rod didn't even mention that.
Oh well doesn't matter, still got the out. Big win for the Tigers, looked like a big mismatch on paper with the pitching matchup.
good win! 12 games over .500 now
Wow surprising win to say the least. Penny was wild, yet very effective getting some quick outs and bad swings. Phil Coke should get an Iron Man award tonight with that 6 out save.
Well, we're fucked now that you jinxed us! Can't wait to see Inge and Magglio go 0-10 in game 163!