Bottom of the 1st currently
landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
and a single in the first, Scherzer is settling down and seems to be into a very efficient mode right now. 26 pitches through 2 innings.
Tyler Collins made a nice catch earlier.
Need to work the count better. They're not making Vargas work for it.
Odd lineup decision (although 2nd game of the year so whatever) but Tyler Collins hitting 2nd against a lefty is a bit odd, considering that Raji crushes lefties.
Are we really going to do this all goddamn summer long?
I keep hoping for reasons to like baseball more, but they just don't seem to exist.
Don't click on tomorrow's post.
Early-season day MLB games are kind of a special occasion. There won't be a TIgers open thread 160 more times this summer...unless they are undefeated going into the All Star break.
Well, there might be 160 Tigers game threads. Probably more like 120.
Tigers fans exist, en masse, here. There is little Michigan news from now until late August.
There's almost always a thread on the day's Tigers game. That's fine and a good thing in my book!
There are 15 threads on the board. About 6 interest me, including this one. Can you guess how many I didn't click on?
There are 5 diaries up and 5 I don't care about. Guess how many I didn't click on.
Or, the short version: shut up.
Avila caught stealing? Signals get mixed up?
Mr Kinsler goes yard, his first homerun as a Detroit Tiger.
...to Detroit Mr. Kinsler!
Thank you replay!
But I love MLB's new replay review rule!
How dare you not add "OT" before your post OP? HOW DARE YOU? Have you no compassion for puppies and kittens and 28 pound 9 ounce baby jesus?
But I think I recall that Detroit sports aren't OT...I think. Not sure. I think.
And with a name like CLord, I would expect that you'd at least capitalize Jesus....sheesh.
All pro-sports (not explicitly and primarily concerning former Michigan athletes) are indeed OT per Brian's rules. What you may be thinking of is that pro-sports threads, most especially the ones pertaining to the Tigers/Lions/Pistons/Wings, is one of the few OT topics that are not considered taboo during "On Topic" only season.
As per the norm!
It'd sure be nice to get 1 more here in the 8th.
Scherzer gets into trouble with a lead off two bagger, two strike outs and a fly out later...no problem. Nice job, Max!
first start for Max! Shakey with his command in the 1st, but from that point on totally in control thru the 8th.
Now lets get an insurance run or two and hand it to Nathan in the 9th...
not going as smooth as you'd hope.
1st and 2nd in the 9th, Billy Butler up to bat.
Silver lining, at least Butler isn't facing Verlander?
Second walk of the inning. Bases loaded with 1 out.
And there it goes, hopefully he keeps it only tied.
what is he doing.
balk balk chicken of the sea
Oh my 2 walks and a balk?
walk off...here we go.
I'm predicting a Miggy lead off home run. That means Nathan snatches the first of 20 wins from Scherzer this year and then Max is forced to resign with the Tigers (at a discount) when he finishes the season with a 0-3 record.
A fan can dream right?
he went down swinging...
I've watched Joe Nathan pitch against the Tigers a lot of times, and don't ever recall him blowing a save, but today what does he do? Blows a save. Thanks Joe
This is easy to believe because we've seen it plenty, but this was his first ever blown save in Comerica.
We got this in the bottom of the 10th.
No mention of the "scary" rotation? The Tigers can ride along the shoulders of their starters assuming they stay healthy.
That was really close, but I would say he's out.
I really, really like having replay.
....I was kind of skeptical but am digging it now.
Armando Galarraga weeps into his Miller High Life.
I still LOVE the new MLB replay review rule!
Liking AJ at the five spot a lot... Allows for a lot more speed from top to bottom
Gonzo...hero again perhaps?
And that's another walk-off!
Wooo HOOOOO!!! KINSLER!!!
U - N ---"D"--- F - E - A - T - E - D ???
First, Gonzalez and now Kinsler. Welcome aboard, new Tigers!
And still undefeated in 2014!
Outstanding, these close games really start to add up around August/September. Glad we could take a couple to start the season.
...against division rivals.
We had this one all the way. No worries, guys. :-)
3) Austin Jackson. Double and walk, walk led to game-winning run.
2) Max Scherzer. pitched 8 shutout innings of brilliant 4-hit 7-K baseball
1) Ian Kinsler. Solo HR in the 4th, Walk-off RBI single in the 10th.
1a) MLB Instant Replay. 2 for 2 in favor of the Tigers and Manager Brad Ausmus today.
and his controversial off-season moves are looking good so far. Except for Joe Nathan's shaky 9th today, the moves have worked in favor of the Tigers.
^^^Edit to my previous post above: I forgot to mention that Kinsler had a total of 3 hits. That last one was scored a single, but in all other situations, would have been at least a double, as it easily got thru the gap all the way to the left-center wall.
And kudos to Brad Ausmus and his batting order magic. That idea of putting Austin Jackson 5th/6th in the order? I love it. Allows Jackson to be more aggressive with his swing.
Dickerson had a great call on Kinsler's game winner.