Porcello is well on his way to pitching a 22 hit gem. Go Tigers!!!
Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
Porcello has induced a couple of huge double plays to get out of jams. Hopefully that luck (skill?) continues.
are not luck. Ground ball pitching is a skill. Ground ball pitchers also tend to increase their ground ball rates when in double play situations. You can call it skill.
Pitching a double play takes a lot of skill.
3 to be exact. Of course you can't turn two if you don't put runners on base and Porcello is certainly putting them on base today.
"A good WHIP is for pussies!"
I get a lot of pussies for a good WHIP!
I see you Brandon
You don't watch the games on Fox Sports Detroit. Often when a Tiger makes a tremendous play, Rod Allen (color commentator) will say "I see you _______".
Edit: Brandon Inge made a great diving stop and throw to first to rob a Twin of a hit, prompting Rod Allen to say, "I see you Brandon"
Rod has been saying it for a while now, so I don't think it's some sort of meme that he has adopted as his own. He is just a total goofball.
EDIT: For explanation, it is just Rod's way of acknowledging the great play that was made. As in, "I see what you just did, _____, and it was pretty f'in awesome. Nice job."
At least, this is what I suspect he means when he uses the phrase.
You would have to hear Rod say it in his on inimitable way to fully appreciate it, then it would be crystal clear. It's not what he says it the way that he says it.
Currently playing the Rod Allen drinking game. He's just the best worst announcer in sports.
"He is country strong!"
Never hate on Rod
Rod is too bad, I can think of plenty of worse announcers. Hawk Harrelson just to name one.
You bitch about them more than anyone. You seem to be a pretty miserable human being.
Rod and Mario are employed by the Tigers. They are not allowed to be overly critical of the team or its players on television. This is common knowledge.
Doesnt even need the name of the player in it. He often goes with the classic "I see you big fella"
Another phenomenal start by the new Javier Vazquez In Pinstripes:
5IP, 9H, 9ER, 2BB, 5K, 2HR, 118 pitches
he looks like a seagull
as i was typing that jackson makes a great play. but he seems to have been keeping the pitches low inducing ground balls he needs to be successful. he also has a breaking ball working today looks like a slider or a weak curve cant tell, most likely a curve. would like to have him keep improving and eventually be a solid #2 pitcher that he can be, just needs to be consistent with his location.
Diamond returns the favor on us to get out of the inning.
soft as dry concrete
Raburn can't play second very well
Raburn can't play anywhere very well.
When you are hitting .237 with 39 RBI's near the end of August, I guess you don't need to field any position well
I love watching Raburn flail around miserably in the infield.
Leyland for playing Raburn. Sure his defense leaves alot to desired, but he has heated up at the plate since the start of the second half(as usual) and gives the lineup some extra pop. Oh and he has 3 hits tonight as well.
Wouldn't be a Tiger thread without people ragging on Leyland for some reason though, even when the team is playing extremely well right now.
While I agree with the sentiment, nobody mentioned (let alone ragged on) Leyland prior to your post.
EDIT: Didn't see the subject of the post about that says "Thanks Jim." Move along.
A lot of men on base tonight, hopefully it doesn't come back to bite them in the end!
Good to see Porcello finally with a decent start in August. Thought we would jump all over this Diamond guy early, though. Can't wait for Boesch back.
Spoke to soon! Go Tigers!
I see you Delmon! I'm starting to feel that he needed a change of scenery in order to get back into the game mentally. He is really playing well since we acquired him.
he was injured and he had been playing well right before he was traded. he is a great player and the tigers stole him from the twins.
How does Sam Bernstein's family get any legal work done when they're filming TV commercials all the time?
but im pretty sure they shared their plans with Dr Rhamani
What a road trip for the pitching staff - seven runs given up in five games.
Should be fun tomorrow. Verlander going for number 20 tomorrow with a national tv audience tuning in. I'm sure JV will put on quite a show for the nation. Mario Impemba will be doing the play by play for Fox.
Wonder who will get the spot start against the Royals next week? Could we please get another glimpse at Mr. Turner....please please?
Dont want to speak too soon, but the pitching is really stepping it up when we needed them. Fister and Porcello with awesome starts recently. If they can string a few together we will be in great shape come the playoffs.