Just got back, how is Verlander pitching?
Just got back, how is Verlander pitching?
Fuck off Herm.
Shut up Nucky.
Well, this just isn't very fun. I don't like this much at all.
What the fuck..
Take Verlander out. Use him in game 4 and possibly 7
Time to double down on the drinking...This is not the start I imagined.
Leyland's teams have a history of performing poorly in pressure situations. In Detroit they have gagged several times, the most notable being the 06' World Series.
I thought people were far too confident heading into this series. Unlike the Tigers, the Giants performed well in their last WS. Why anyone thinks the Tigers would play any better this time--particularly Verlander--mystifies me. Justin Verlander is not a clutch player. History tells us this. Yes, he has had some nice games this postseason, but in his two previous postseasons he was not good. Justin Verlander is no Jack Morris. Morris embraced pressure. Verlander is consumed by it.
This is going to be a beatdown. The Giants are going to win the series and win it fairly easily.
is forcing Verlander to throw it down the middle instead of painting corners like he usually does. That is all.
Is a strike? You gotta be kidding me.
I absolutely fucking hate it when umps take away half the strikezone. It equalizes the disparity of pitching talent in a game and leads to extremely unpredicatable results.
Normally, I like pandas and think they are disarmingly cute, but for some reason, I don't so much right now...
I'd like to club one in the head right now.
Well... Fuck this. Sports make me so mad.
to me why Verlander given Sandoval some 99 mph chin music?
welllp...I don't think we're meant to get this one boys
I don't see how the Tigers are going to win a game. What a bunch of chumps. Jim Leyland's boys are gagging just like they did in 06'.
Good lord overreact much? I can honestly say I don't think I've seen a single post from you ever be positive. It's the 4th inning of game fucking 1, grow a pair and have some faith, if they lose today it's only 1 game.
History tells us that this team is a bunch of weak kneed sallies who collapse at the mere hint of pressure.
So does the game 5 in Oakland just not exist on your "history" book?
The Tigers are done. When your ace is getting pummelled on the biggest stage it does not indicate that good things are headed your way.
You're an idiot. Also, only three players from '06 are on this team. Idiot.
Yes, damn Jim Leyland for giving up three homeruns to Sandoval.
Seeing your closer implode for 4 runs in the 9th also doesn't indicate "good things" and that didn't stop this team. Look JV was terrible tonight there is no denying that, but to make wild assumptions that we won't win a game is outlandish and frankly pretty stupid.
Verlander was destroyed by the Giants. The offense is doing nothing. Yeah, I don't think that is a harbinger of good things to come.
The Tigers are not a consistent team.. They are either on or off. There is no middle ground with this team. Unfortunately they appear to be in "off" mode.
History also tells us that you act like a little bitch during Detroit sporting events and then have to come back the following day and apologize for acting like a 7 year old.
San Fran has yet to win a series this postseason after winning the first game
Respect, STFU. I hate fans like you. Youre the exact same guy at the Michigan games when were down 7 to 0 you say well hopefully we win next week. Put your big boy pants on, chill the fuck out and have a little faith.
Has anyone found an online video stream?
oh well.....1984 wasnt that long ago. Barry Zito and his amazing 74 MPH fastball is just too much for us to handle.
how to stop giving up so many runs? It's just... odd... that a guy as dominant as Verlander is so susceptible to giving up homers to total bums. Actually, the year he won the Cy Young he gave up like 25, which was a career high. I mean c'mon, Pablo Sandoval? Not exactly Barry Bonds there. He had 12 homers for the year in 108 games, which is on pace for 18 in 162 games. Meanwhile, we have easily two of the top 5 power hitters in the league, a triple crown winner and a guy with 6+ years of 30+ homers. And I am fully confident we will get shut out.
hello 2006. oh well at least we made it.
that throw might have have been the wors in mlb history.
Yeah Verlander just doesn't have it tonight. Hopefully the pen can hold it together and the offense can get something going.
Man he looked ok early, but the 2 early homers and the tiny strike zone got to him. Honestly, he didn't look great in game 1 vs the yankees either. Hopefully there's nothing wrong with him.
EDIT: Game 3
Probably time to take JV out. :(
4 strikes into the at-bat and Zito gets a 2-2 count into the outfield, 5-0. You're shitting me.
I thought you guys were overreacting but over the plate at mid thigh cannot be a ball.
Also this thread: RCMB-level implosion
D. Young's bounce hit seemed to bounce behind the plate. How is that not a foul ball? I know home plate is fair, as it's the convergence of the foul lines.
Am I wrong? How was that fair?
The ball was fielded in front of the plate, it was the correct call.
Even if it hits the dirt over the line? It looked like Young thought it bounced foul, and if the rule allows it to be an out when the batter hit it foul then that seems like a weird rule, unless it's because the judgment call is too difficult.
FIELDED in front, but bounced BEHIND the plate off the bat. I just replayed it and it is clearly behind. Doesn't that automatically make it foul?
No it doesn't, I know it's a bit weird because that play is such a rarity but if it's fielded in front of the plate than the ball is indeed fair and in play. Here's another ridiculous play to show that ball that are intially foul can be fair.
Not if it bounces fair. Ball has to be dead before its ruled foul.
the ball should not be called fould until its movement has ceased.