You won't like him when he's angry.
no, YOU'RE off topic
You won't like him when he's angry.
V-Mart has been decidedly un-clutch in this game. Hopefully he can start facing some Yankee right-handers.
Going to defense already?? I would rather Magglio get one more AB over Don Kelly.
Please make me eat crow, Don Kelly.
because he is the very next at bat.
That's why it makes even more sense. At worst you're losing the potential for a solo HR. Hell, Don Kelly is just as likely to hit a solo shot. Why not get the defense in now?
Kelly might be more likely to hit a solo shot. I would think Ordonez OBP would be higher though
To play Ordonez for the AB, then if he got on put Kelly on as a pinch runner.
[Edit: that works too. WOOOOOO don kelly!]
True and I was thinking that as I typed it. Especially since Mags is swinging a hot bat. But, you know he's not going to come up to the plate with RISP the rest of the game unless you're not at all replacing him, so a leadoff AB seems to be an easy thing to sacrifice.
If Kelly gets on it works out perfectly since he would have pinch ran anyway and won't clog up the bases as a lead off baserunner.
EDIT: WHAT A BUNT!!!!
ride Verlander for a full 9 innings or go to Valverde again tonight?
Bring in Valverde if necessary.
Good move by Leyland to go to Kelly. It may seem early and you don't want to give up Mag's ABs, but he's due to lead off next inning so it's not like Kelly is taking his place and potentially removing him from an important AB, so might as well get the defensive upgrade now. At worst we miss out on the potential for a solo HR.
You could take a chance and leave him in and hope Ordonez gets on, but you'll pinch run immediately. So, do you risk a 10% better chance at a hit for defensive liability? I go defense with a one run lead.
Man I love watching Verlander pitch. He looks a little nervous but is still just dominating the Yankee lineup.
JV is a robot.
why didnt you eliminate them Miguel??
ESPN needs to get on that commercial as a tigers version.
I have a mancrush on Justin Verlander. True story. Not ashamed to admit it.
inning.....JV has been nasty.
Verlander! with the big K
and still throwing the 100mph gas
verlander is a norse god
With a hammer like that, we may as well call him Thor.
CC was way off to the right side of the mound. Surprised he even bothered throwing that.
Love the bunt, and now the speed pays off. Love it!
Peralta. What a great pick-up by Dombo.
Also, Kelly made me eat crow.
4-2, Good Guys
have a sandwich or twenty and enjoy the bench
he must go well north of 300.
But still. A damn big guy.
See Ya, CC.
but we have left A LOT of runs out there.
Hope it does not haunt us before its over.
JV is 24-0 when the Tigers score 3 or more runs (or so I heard on M&M this morning).
are just a bloop and a blast from a new game.
Watching Verlander strike fools out is way more fun than watching ordinary human beings strike people out. He's got a little something extra on everything.
Delmon Young is Cherokee for Choppy Steps
I sometimes run towards my bathroom like that after I eat too much Thai food...
Verlander. The Yanks are totally befuddled by him right now.
hes mid 90 pitches...he'll go 120 in the playoffs. Jim isn't stupid (despite my questioning of that throughout the year)
Lets just get out of this inning here, hasnt been a great one
2 quick out and then a walk and a hit batter. Come on Verlander get this game over with!
damn damn damn damn
Also: hell damn shit fuck.
Yanks needed that
I SEE YOU
Delmon reminds me more and more of Dmitri.... loving it.
Hopefully detroit will score, Yes they got a HR! 5-4!
wow wow wow woohoooooooooo
knockin em off!!! Hooty Hooooo!
What a steal he has been!
Sweet. Even the TBS announcers sounded excited.
May be the best waiver wire trade ever.