Let's make this better than last night, ok? Go Tigers!
World Series Game 2 open Thread
Prince fielder is a slow man
is very entertaining, even if I don't like the result.
And Gene Lamont made a bad call.
With no outs you don't take that chance. Rally killer.
Even the guys in the dugout were screaming NO NO NO!! Along with me.
This is making me sick to my stomach.... pissed is such an understatement...
You risk SO MUCH by sending him home there...
If you don't send him, you have guys on 2nd and 3rd with NO OUTS
Fire Leyland and Gene Lamont.
If Fielder had aimed his leading leg towards the plate he would have scored.
He should score if one of the next three batters hits the ball out of the infield. There is absolutely nothing to gain by sending him.
have a lucky team right now. Hope Fister is OK.
He knew what city and game it was, at least. Good enough for me.
Yikes right off the head. Hope Fister is ok.
Did he seriously think the ball would deflect that far into center if it was off his glove?
How did that baseball off the head not even faze Fister? Wow
Why the fuck did the commentators make such a huge fucking deal about the strike zone last series but don't say a word about these umps?
Shew lucky to get outta that. C'mon wake up bats!
Does anyone know where I can find an online radio feed of the Tigers so I can plug it into my stereo and avoid spending any more time in this special circle of hell with Joe Buck and Tim McCarver?
Buck is the absolute worst.
Better than anything on TBS
Please, anyone, I can't take any more of this!
ESPN radio has the call, so you can listen to Hersheiser et all.
Great heads-up but they have a 20 second delay. Probably so people can't escapethis circle of hell.
If you have a DVR just pause the game and try to sync up the broadcasts simultaneously.
Surprised Fister has a bat- I thought once he settled in the dugout he wouldn't come back
skulls are thick.
Beat em up! Lets take one tonight.
At least he didn't get the wind knocked out of him.
I believe Ernie Harwell would have said of that grounder to Crawford, "It ate him up!"
Wow. Just give us one break, just one.
Jesus that was a good catch. the guy isn't just a big boy apparently.
He was out? Did Joe Buck just say that? Wtf
He was safe
Yep. And of course Fox won't show the replay
What supernatural forces are helping the Giants right now? It's like watching Angels in the Outfield
I never played organized ball, so forgive my ignorance; do they teach players to touch the bag/plate with the trailing foot when you slide? Seems like if Fielder at home and now Infante would've been safe if they went with their leading foot.
The Tiger's really can't catch a break right now.
Tigers' players need to learn how to properly slide. Prince and Infante would have been safe if they slid right
Is it just me or does Hunter Pence look extremely awkward and unathletic?
he looks like a drug addict to be honest. I'm sure he could be a great guy but those sunken eyes haunt me
Doesn't matter. Pence's bat will splinter, and the ball will richochet off one of the splinters and into the bay.
God I hate Gene Lamont. Were up at least 2-0 right now if he doesnt make that ridiculous call.
Damn, Brad Pitt is sooooo mysterious.
Anyone see the commercial a bit ago where the wife gives her husband sends a sex video of herself to his phone to watch on the plane?
Ya hopefully that gives my wife some ideas.
The one where they make their phones have intercourse? Yeah, I saw that.
I now hate Sergio Romo. Longest, more boring interview ever. I felt like he was interviewing Kumar from the third movie.
Yeah I really don't like any of those in-the-dugout interviews. It's always awkward and weird. Just call the game.
They need to get Verlander on there so he can keep his streak of getting some runs while he's being interviewed and we can get on the board.
It was more like Joe and Tim needed a long bathroom break.
You're not a happy person
No, no I'm not. I really wish I were, but I'm not.
I actually liked it. he seems fun and pretty nice and he has almost no accent which intrigued me. don't be so bitter
C'mon Fister! Big hit here!
All I can think when I see shots of the stands at AT&T Park is that there must be telephone cable buried all over the place, judging by all the orange flags in the stands.
Also, we need rockets like that, except fair...
...and Infante strikes out. You'd never know that Baumgarner's WAR was 0.4 this season.
Swinging at garbage off the plate. I hate lefties!!!!!!!!!
Is it just me, or does it seem like Fox's coverage is slanted toward the Giants? You never see Erin Andrews in the Tiger dugout and the cameras are constantly on Giants players in the dugout between pitches.
They are the most entertaining baseball team. Why not?
thing. I think after watchng Mario and Rod all year it seems odd when announcers don't focus on the Tigers.
I think it has been pretty equal maybe just a tad more towards the Giants. Might also be you just don't want to see the Giants so you notice when they show them.
If you want to get into conspiracy theories I am sure you could try to find FOX connections with Giants ownership.
Oh can we please shut up about the coverage always being slanted toward the opponents. Yeah, it's a huge conspiracy against Detroit.
You can shut up...no one said "conspiracy theory" except you jackhole.
Now would be a good time to start this train rollin'.
This is certainly the inning to do it.
Any ball hit to Delmon scares the crap out of me.
I think it is worth having Berry in there in NL parks for the D and a different dimension to the team.
PLEASE HIT THE BALL
Well that was not what I was hoping for.
I am starting to wonder if it just so happens that we are simply catching Baumgarner on a night where he is channeling his inner Steve Carlton, as lefties are wont to do from time to time...
...and Cabrera walks. Base runners, precious base runners...only in time for Fielder to get a 1-6-3 double play. Damnit.
I'll be the first to credit good pitching but the Tigers are swinging through hanging breaking balls and flat fastballs. The timing is just awful right now.
Still waiting for a quality at bat from prince
The playoffs have not been a strong showing for Prince.
Can't get a fucking break!
Prince Fielder is absolute garbarge in these playoffs
Miguel has a great AB and Prince promptly misses a hanging slider then hits weakly into a DP, just can't make good contact now.
I'm thinking Gene LaMont will be the most talked about man in Detroit tomorrow if we end up losing this. He better start praying we score one.
I managed to get to the liquor store before nine (stupid Wisconsin and its stupid laws). I know you were worried, but I do have beer. If we can't manage to put together an offense, I may need it.
I am so mad at Gene Lamont.
How do you figure? He holds Prince, that's still not guaranteed runs. Anyways, who knew Prince is not a 4.5 runner.
With runners on 2nd and 3rd with zero outs, the estimated odds are about 89% that at least one run will score. Odds are 57% that two runs will score. I trust you are being sarcastic.
Once it goes to the bullpen, we're toast.
I think it's a bad idea to keep Fister out there. His count is at 110.
Is was in there only for Pence, wasn't a bad idea.
He did what was asked of him. Now it is time for the most unpredictable bullpen in the MLB to take over. Yay!
Tigers should be alright as long as Valverde doesn't see the mound.
Hopefully Smyly pitches like he did in game 1 of the ALCS. Keep it going Drew!
Oh boy, looking like trouble. Throw strikes Drew, they're giving us an out.
Tigers are going to lose this game. God damnit Gene Lamont.
Let him do his job and take the out!
Are you shitting me...
This is just getting retarded.
0 fucking breaks.
Drew Smyly is sooooo nervous right now I'm surprised he hasn't peed his pants
WTF, take the out.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING LAIRD?
No breaks ever.
Game over man.
Series done too.
Guess you can't really expect a team that couldn't get it together all year suddenly to get & keep it together in postseason.
I can't tell if posts like these are intended to be humorous or not.
It's ridiculous. The ball hitting third base last night, the ball going off Fisters head and into the outfield and now this. Of course it doesn't help that our hitting hasn't bothered to show up but these breaks are almost laughable.
With this offense, that will probably be enough.
Thats so sad, but you're right
God damn it the Tigers cannot catch a break. I absolutley HATE the Giants. I swear if murder were legal....
Seriously the bullpen is terrible.
Game, set, match unless they snap out of it in a hurry here (& no sign of that anywhere yet).
And I'm sweating all at the same time... Please scores runz
We didnt always suck in World Series.......
Unfortunately I only remember the last two and I would like to forget '06 and this one is heading down that path.
Great. Now I get to hear it even more from the fair weather fans in the Bay Area.
C'mon Detroit. SCORE SOMETHING!
Better than the alternative of listening to people call for Leyland's head after every game, because you know he's the only reason we can't hit a baseball past people.../s
I lived in the heart of San Fran the last time they won it all. That city didn't give two shits about the Giants until they made the Series. Then magically all the 49ers gear disappeared (because they were losing) and allll this brand new Giants grear appeared. I hate fair weather band wagon fans with a passion.
Post I replied to on ipad is gone.
...they're making it for the giants. Like laughing til you cry easy. Wow. They look absolutely putrid.
Get him out, now!
Everyone gets a free taco!!
I was feeling all doomy & gloomy watching this otherwise.
I'm vegetarian. Worthless to me.
That is a poor choice my friend.
Couldnt disagree more. But that's ok. Everyone has their opinion.
PETA = people for the eating of tasty animals
Nothing like confronting an important and complicated philosophical issue with 3rd grade humour!
I can. I just. I don't think I could eat a taco that reminds me of this game.
You can't get it til Tuesday so by then we'll be on the verge of clinching in 6 so you can enjoy it.
Wait free fish tacos. Oh dear.
I don't know what it is about San Francisco, but I honestly want to do our next major nuclear testing right in the middle of their city.
I have an idea...start an at bat with a strike. Thanks.
Where the FUCK is the strike zone?
the tigers on twitter? They keep adding #everygamecounts to their tweets. This is the world series. We are all aware that all of these games "count".
You should follow the Giants, kind of entertaining.
Death by walks this inning, the team needs drastic improvment at the plate when they get back to Detroit.
Unreal that Pence even made contact on that first foul. It was an ugly defensive swing and he got a piece to stay alive. That's how this shit is going right now.
Talk about overkill. The Giants are going to wish they saved up some of these runs when they to Detroit. Two runs is twice what they'll need to win against us tonight.
Whelp, hang on to ya butts.
Here's to hoping Romo goes Tony Romo in the 9th!
This team is clicking they look great but when they aren't they look horrible...it seems as of there is no "middle" for these guys...we haven't hit shit all post season. Hope. Homecoming wakes us up...just come on!!!! I want to win the World Series dammit!
Anyone still want Leyland and Lamont back next season? I don't.
Lol at wanting Leyland fired, is he the one swinging through fastballs? Is he the one making $200 million and grounding into DP's?
He is the one that held infield back on that giants first run. His support of Ryan Raburn in the regular season should get anyone fired.
Who fucking cares about the regular season and Ryan Raburn right now? If you're clinging to that as your reason to fire him then you're an idiot.
I do! Leyland is managing like he is senile.
Are you kidding me?! That was the right call (infield back). Odds are against you in getting out of the inning without a run, so you keep them back to ge the Double-Play and cede a run.
If I had to choose one, it would be McClendon
Name my someone better (or even equal) to Leyland that we could get.
Kirk Gibson in Arizona. The tigers have shown they are willing to spend the dough. Go bring Kirk home. Get rid of Marlboro Jim.
And why would be want to leave? Management there isn't awful and the weather is nice.
I will give you weather. However, I cannot name a better owner in sports than Illitch.
Amazingly enough the great Bobby Valentine is available.........or even Manny Acta of his 3-58 record post All Star break with the Tribe. But you'll need to move fast if you want Manny cause for reasons known only to them....the Marlins are actually considering hiring him.
The problem becomes who are you going to get that's any better. The Giants did what they were supposed to do. They won at home. Now it's our turn to do the same and hope to steal game 6 or 7.
It is obvious we are going to get swept just like in 2006.
We didn't get swept in 06, i'm assuming you took a spot on the bandwagon after Maggs walkoff.
Do you really want me to upload pics of me back in 1986 at Tiger Stadium. Bandwagon my butt. I am keeping it real. Stick a fork. We are done.
Sure why not, but calling for Leyland to be fired is beyond asinine, he very well might retire at the end of the year but why does it matter what his loyalty to Raburn was during the regular season? Does that have any affect on how the team is playing now? We're in the spot where we want to be, bitching about the games 1-162 is meaningless when you make it to the Series...
Same symptoms as old man Lloyd Carr that caused this program to crumble within. Cronyism. Just play the best damn player.
You still haven't answered my question, what relevance does sticking with Raburn too long have to do with our struggles right now?
yes I have. Play the best player in the best situation. Same reason valverde is still on the World Series roster for some unknown reason.
Bitching about comprehension, playing him during the regular season has zero bearing on our struggles at the plate right now, it doesn't freaking matter lol.
You missed the bigger point. Leyland does not put players in the best position to make plays.
And you missed the point that i've had to repeat 3 times now, it doesn't matter what happened in the regular season. Please tell me who he's not putting in a position to succeed right now. Maybe Laird instead of Avila right now? I mean that's the only one I could see people bitching about at this moment.
I think I'd rather see Dirks in there instead of Garcia. He batted well last year against lefties and had done fine this year too. Garcia just isn't ready.
Garcia over Dirks?
Dirks is worth at least 3 runs.
Great. It is within your rights to give up. If the tigers bring it back and win the world series you DO NOT get to celebrate. Is that fair?
Good. I will be in Detroit with a fire Leyland sign
(Still, your point stands, & I agree: looks like time stick a fork in 'em)
I want leyland back. I could give 2 shits who our 3rd base coach is
People blaming coach for the offense getting two hits.
I have been trying to think of more frustrating ways to lose, and it has been pretty difficult.
But I am the eternal optimist; Undefeated at home in the postseason, and a way better record there in the regular season. Letttts Gooooooo!
...guess Pens did that to our Wings a few years back, so it happens, but: ain't looking very plausible right now
Stick a fork. I am not going to pump sunshine up anyone's butt.
This is a good way to look at it. Eventually the breaks have to start going the Tigers way and going home might be the best medicine for them. Very good home team this year.
Is it Red Wings season yet?...oh wait...fucking owners and Bettman... How long is it until spring training (the nba is fixed and that league is a train wreck).
You just said "I cannot name a better owner in sports than Illitch."
You do know he owns the red wings, right?
Re read that dumbass. I said I Cannot name a better owner than Illitch. Jesus reading comprehension is low in this country.
Anyone who follows the labor dispute knows it is the New England owners strong arming the league.
You blamed the NHL lockout on Bettman and the owners. I asked you if you knew that Ilitch owned a NHL team when you called him one of the best owners in sports. Those two statements that you made seem to be at odds with each other.
You need to calm down a bit over there.
Illitch is only one of 30 owners. Not much he can do when the majority of his peers are posturing and refusing to negotiate.
This is why I wanted to play the Cardinals... Frankly, I was scared of the Giants pitching from the beginning of the series, and you can't ask for better pitching. Gotta hit the ball now.
Good season boys. Too bad it has end so tragically. PItching goes blind and the bats go cold. FUCKING seven day layoff!!!
Strike zone seems a lot tighter than in the ALCS. Leyland didn't help this one, Smyly was off and Dotel was the wrong guy. Why not pitch Benoit? No bats and no pen. We lose in 5 at best.
they gave up 2 FUCKING runs!!! how do you blame the pitching?