I know we like to only have game threads when they lose so we can bitch at Jim Leyland (I keed, I keed), but how about them Tigers?
Tied with the tribe right now in the 7th. If they pull this game out, I'm ready to give us the division.
As I write that, DKB (Donny Kelly Baby for you plebes) gets to third on a double + error!
And...Leyland strands him at third!
Leyland struck out? Pretty sure that was Santiago.
Need some Ramon magic here, impressive stuff from Salazar tonight.
That third strike was garbage.
I do not like Al Albequerque.
Ya I don't like seeing Al in low scoring games right now, and with a runner now on third can he even throw the slider considering it can be wild pitch city.
Now that the bullpen has settled in, they Tigers are everything we thought they would be. And to think a majority of this run has been accomplished without Miggy and Infante. ALAS!
Yeah, I wouldn't have minded seeing Rondon there. Possible reasons for Al Al:
1. He had good numbers against the guys coming up.
2. It's a tie game and we're the away team, meaning this game could go extras and we want to save Rondon/Veras.
I hope the tigers crush Indians hearts again, last 2 games have been delicious.
I really, really dislike Albuquerque.
Thanks for the jinx. /s
Yep, no denying it.
Good job by Smyly to limit the damage.
Here's to hoping Chris Perez gets in the game!
Way to fuck it up asshole
(directed at OP for ruining everything by making this thread)
((No sarcasm at all))
(((unless the Tigers come back to win)))
Robots have feelings too.
Talk about an awful strike zone tonight yeesh...
Well, so much for JV regaining his velocity last night. This is the most trumped up radar gun I've seen all year.
If Cabrera hits a go-ahead homer here... I just don't know. Tribe fan tears....
I love you?????
YOU ARE FORGIVEN.
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Wow, thanks. We need you on more UM open threads.
I struggle dealing with the asshattery in M game threads. However, I will sacrifice for the team if needed.
Why do they pitch to him?
does Miggy know how to smash a soul dong or what?
I just went ape-shit in my apartment.
Best. Hitter. Ever.
0-3 with 3 k's and what does he do? HE SHITS ON YOUR FUCKING OVER SEASON!
3 k's his first 3 ab's then a no doubter to center.......WAR be damned, best player in baseball.
0-3 with three strike outs, but on 4 AB hits a homer.
Greatness, mother fuckers.
I like having Miggy on our team.
I'll be happy if Cleveland wins, but let's be honest. The Tribe is not making the playoffs this year.
Watching that dugout is so much fun. This team is so, so good.
That was awesome.
Games like these against Cleveland, in their house, goddamn. Can you imagine how that feels on the other side, daggers mang, daggers
Country strong, Miggy. Country strong.
guys. go tigers.
I was about to turn the game off when Al did what I expected, but when I saw your thread I thought I'd join the group despair. Otherwise I'd have missed Cabrera's wonderworks.
Love the replay of someone in the dugout making fun of Salazar for giving the pop-up signal on Miggy's HR. Everyone knew it was gone except for him.
Hmmm.... interesting Leyland's not going to Veras....
Wanted him to get Brantley? Horrible base running from Brantley too, how do you not score on that?
Smyly gettin rocked
Rondon? Well. Lets see how he handles the pressure
103 you kidding me
Buh-bye Ryan Raburn.
That Cleveland gun is definitely trumped up though haha.
That's what I figured they'd do.
Perhaps that had reason to believe Rondon would get the K. Perhaps they didn't want to risk a walk with the bases loaded. It's always an overlooked thing that when you load the bases you are forcing your pitcher to pitch closer to the zone.
Guy would have been window dressing at first. His run wouldn't matter and the Tigers could then play for the double play. smh
The crowd goes wild.
Nice job Rondon. Made a difficult situation manageable.
Way to go Rondon... Did a great job limiting the damage on what could've been a disasterous inning... Now time to hit
Its like Leland doesn't want to win. Why would you not walk to load the bases with a .300 hitter up and one out. Is there a reason I am missing?
Loading the bases with a guy that, in the past, struggled with control is never something you want to do.
With how silly he made Raburn look, it's not the worst idea in the world to let him go for a strikeout and not hamstring him with the bases loaded.
You want to keep the game in reach. You don't walk batters in the top of late innings
If Gomez were to score you would be down 2 going into the top of the ninth! I really don't like the odds of coming back at that point are very good, it is the first two runners that matter.
Interesting call here.... I wonder how much bunting Pena has done in his career...
"Detroit's Bankrupt" chant by the Tribe faithful. Hopefully Tigers fans respond with a rousing "LeBron still hates you"
Bad control from Hill, don't bunt til he throws a strike.
Who can I shoot in the head to get men to stop starting sentences with "ummm" or ending them with "that is all"?
You know what annoys me? When people complain about grammar or certain types of prose in writing that is not at all meant to be formal.
Ummmm. That is all.
Was listening to the radio when cabby jacked that homer, would be a shame if we let this one get away.
Leyland with confidence in his backup catcher, and it pays off. Way to go Pena.
That's why bunting is for losers. You would have given up an out to get Santiago (.203) to the plate. Instead, they show bunt, let Pena get into a hitter's count, and let him get the job done.
Now they can bunt with a guy whose job it is to bunt and they get two cracks at the go-ahead run with a couple .300 hitters.
EDIT: Forgot Dirks came in for Iggy. Let's go AJax.
Shit. You had one job to do AJ.
Well, shit. Would have liked to see Jackson work the count a bit. Torii had a good swing. C'est la vie. We've got quite the ball game here.
FUDGE...only I didn't say fudge
BIG first out there.
Rondon lights out tonight
Damn defensive replacements.
Yea, it would be nice to have cabby coming to the plate right now.
He got the job done, I guess.
throwing fireballs out there..even if Clevelan can't afford a real radar gun.
If he keeps this up, our bullpen is solid. He's been very good lately.
Lol Chris Perez is in
This has been a complete fuck up of an inning all around.
How about VMart park one?
The guy is a minor leaguer.
got on base though. all I care about are men on base.
Brantley is up 2nd next inning, feels like he is above .500 batting against us this year.
Heard from the Cleveland announcer before Cabrera's last at-bat:
"Miguel Cabrera is in scoring position every time he comes to the plate".
Wow... Bondo warming up in the pen... Mixed feelings about this one.
Mother of god...Bonderman warming up.
At least all 3 made contact between the bat and the ball.
Veras will be back out for the next inning unless we take the lead.
.203. Clearly he'll get to second base.
That was some terrible baserunning by Pena.
The Tigers run bases like my nephews little league team.
I still can't believe it
that HR tonite was just dumb luck i guess.
Still better than what Prince is doing.
He did hit a home run tonight...
Those two are all-star calibre players. They'll hit out of whatever small funks their in. It's baseball; it's a long season.
Well isn't this a blast from the past...
bonderman is in.
No we're not shitting you Raburn
Well this is Bondeman's game until we take the lead or the Indians win.
Bonderman looking preeettttyyyy, preeeeetttyyyy, preeettyyy, pretty good.
Sometimes when you're on....
I'll take Bondo pitching like that all the time.
Can we resurrect Nate Robertson and Mike Maroth too?
How about Kenny Rogers while we're at it?
I think we've had enough cheating scandals lately.
Who wants to win the ballgame?
some hitters are just dumb. why anyone would swing at bondo's slider is beyond me. i would dare him to throw 3 for strikes, and if not, crush his mediocre fastball. same thing with ex-cub marmol. so glad he's outta here.
Bonderman has always had an, at times, devastating slider.
It's tough to lay off a pitch that looks like a strike and breaks so much and so late. That's the key, it breaks really late.
We get to see all of the relief pitchers today!
We're gonna need a bomb to take the lead. I wouldn't mind seeing Prince be that guy.
The Tigers really need his bat back in the lineup.
Great double play - and not an easy pick up at first by Prince.
The lineup is unbelievably short handed right now, especially with the short bench and Miggy out of the game.
You said it. Who's left? Avila and Tui? The only way Tui gets in is if there's a RISP with Dirks at-bat and a lefty on the mound.
Like I said earlier - I'm really hoping someone puts one over the seats because that's probably what it will take this game.
Exactly Tui being the only outfielder on the bench only gets in with a man on 2nd (as I type this hell yes Jackson) and Avila is only coming in if Pena gets hurt, can't burn the only other catcher on the bench.
This one's a loss, fellas. I just don't see this lineup getting a run.
Ye of little faith. The bottom of the lineup loaded the bases earlier before AJax and Hunter couldn't come through.
But, yeah, it's not pretty right now.
I'm tired...someone win this thing
Bonderman - what an outing. Get him the win, boys!
Apparently no one wants to win the game and we'll be playing ball for all eternity.
i take it back. even if the indians win the next inning against him, he did his part.
There we go AJax!
Please don't bunt with Hernan on deck, swing away Torii, swing away.
Best friend is at the game tonight. "Is", meaning yes, he's still there in the 14th inning.
I have this sinking feeling that my avatar is going to be Sad Peggy for the rest of the season.
Damnit Gomes! That was a wild pitch all the way....ahhhhhhh!
Hell of an at bat by Perez, just need a deep enough fly ball from Prince.
Now or never.
Atta way Prince!!!!!!
Boom baby! Prince comes through!
yay! glad for Bonderman.
I love it
GG Detroit...enjoy the playoffs.
Woooo Prince! Finally!
prince on an 0-2 pitch. i don't get pitchers anymore. so many 0-2 hits nowadays. back in the day the kangaroo court would fine a pitcher for giving up an 0-2 hit.
Yeah, if I'm pitching at 0-2, you're getting two straight balls from me, hoping you'll swing.
Why, yes, I am. Don't be grumpy.
It looked like he tried to throw that same breaking ball away that Prince whiffed at the pitch before and he just caught too much plate.
There is no question that the Tigers dominate this division. The Indians have had a good season and hopefully will continue to, but the Tigers are a world-class baseball team. Tough team to beat for sure.
THIS GAME. DAMMIT. WHY.
is giving me heart palpitations
I've missed Todd "Rollercoaster" Jones...not!.
Crazy pitch. Poor timing.
Done! Vulcan changeup in a spot where you can't get hurt, a thing of beauty!
A thing of beauty.
THANK YOU GOD
These are the kinds of games that make champs!
I think the cheer now goes "We own Cleveland and Penn State"!!!!
Sorry, wrong thread, but I like to get the hate in...even before "The Game".
Good for him. Great win. Wish I could've watched this one.
Bless You Boys!
I hate Ohio! Great win!
its a shame Cabrera's homer wasn't the game winner, that was legendary stuff.
PS anyone see the douche in the red shirt behind the plate doing the O-H-I-O arm crap about the 6th inning. Douche!
Good game Tigers. A win is a win. Hopefully Scherzer gets the win and Tigers sweep.
Watching your guys comments after ever ab though...fuck talk about mood swings. Calm the fuck down fellas.
Was at the game tonight. Wore my Michigan hat. Received an unbelievable amount of shit...
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Fire LEYLAND and CUT VERLANDER!!!1!!!
MAKE DRASTIC MOVES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SEASON!!!!1!!1
This team looks really good right now. The bullpen is pitching lights out... Bonderman looked great!
Even with Miggy hobbling, and replaced in extras, we still found a way to pound out a win (although it was close in the bottom of the 14th).
I'm liking the addition of Iglesias, as well. As the OP noted, I think the Division is ours... We have Cleveland's number, and we play a ton of games against the White Sox down the stretch... It's going to be fun!
Let's save a little of this magic for October... heck, even some competent play in the World Series would have resulted in at least one championship. We should have smoked the Cardinals and last year's Giants should have been a 7 game coin flip at worst.