OT - Post-Apocalyptic Tigers Game Thread vs. Pittsburgh

OT - Post-Apocalyptic Tigers Game Thread vs. Pittsburgh

Submitted by MGoBender on August 12th, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Different lineup tonight:

R Davis LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .331 .417
E Carrera CF 1 0 1 0 0 0 .357 .438 .500
I Kinsler 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .319 .429
M Cabrera 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .366 .509
V Martinez 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .322 .386 .554
J Martinez RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .347 .562
A Avila C 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .324 .369
E Suarez SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .326 .382
R Ray P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Big guys pushed down a spot, likely can anticipate some small ball with the Suarez, Pitcher, Ravis, Carrera turnaround.

Carrera with a 1-out double and Kinsler knocks him in with a single to get things going!  The world is not over!

OT- Tigers and Jays still tied going into 16th inning

OT- Tigers and Jays still tied going into 16th inning

Submitted by MGoBender on August 10th, 2014 at 6:43 PM

In the bottom of the 15th, the Tigers intentionally walked both Melky Cabrera and Jose Bautista to load the bases with two outs.  They got out of it thanks to a ground ball induced by McCoy.

Now the Tigers are the beneficiaries of a IBB after 1 out singles from Kinsler and Cabrera.


Baseball Hello: Will Tribucher

Baseball Hello: Will Tribucher

Submitted by Raoul on August 8th, 2014 at 12:38 AM

Not to be left out of the commit frenzy, the Michigan baseball staff scored again on Thursday, landing another West Coast 2015 prospect: Will Tribucher, a 6-3, 190-lb. left-handed pitcher attending San Clemente H.S. He's the second player from California to commit to the Wolverines in as many weeks, following in the footsteps of Troy Miller (see Hello post), a right-handed pitcher out of Soquel H.S. in Soquel, California. Both Tribucher and Miller were invited to participate in the prestigious Area Code Games, being held this week in Long Beach with about 240 invitees from around the country. A third 2015 commit for U-M, Charlie Donovan, a shortstop from the Chicago area, was also selected to participate.

Unfortunately, there's little scouting info out there on Tribucher. Perhaps something will come up this week based on his play at the Area Code Games. I did find some vidoes, and I'll post one of them in a reply.

OT: Biogenesis' Anthony Bosch surrenders to DEA

OT: Biogenesis' Anthony Bosch surrenders to DEA

Submitted by Leaders And Best on August 5th, 2014 at 7:10 PM

I usually don't like posting OT, but I think this story has the potential to get interesting. Biogenesis' Anthony Bosch has surrendered to the DEA, and ESPN has reported he will cooperate with prosecution and plans to plead guilty.


Athletes are not the focus of the federal investigation, but more MLB players will be named along with possibly players from other sports. The original MLB investigation had other names on their Biogenesis list but did not have sufficient evidence at the time to suspend them.

OT: Tigers score in every inning

OT: Tigers score in every inning

Submitted by One Armed Bandit on August 2nd, 2014 at 10:00 PM

The Tigers became the 14th team in baseball history to score in every inning tonight in a game against the Rockies. Last team to do it was the Yankees in 2006. Fun fact, all the AL teams to do it completed the task at home, meaning they only were at-bat for 8 innings.



OT- MLB Trade Deadline Open Thread

OT- MLB Trade Deadline Open Thread

Submitted by WMUgoblue on July 31st, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Well the deadline is at 4pm but the A's and Red Sox probably just had the biggest deal of the day, and the biggest deal of the year too I suppose. It's a bit of a head scratcher as Cespedes was leading the A's in hits this year and also was their best postseason hitter the past 2 seasons, and they gave him up for a rental (albeit a good one) of Jon Lester. That said that rotation in the postseason is incredibly formidable, but can they hit enough?

Now I certainly don't want the Tigers to panic and mortgage everything for David Price, but it would be nice to get a platoon catcher or another bullpen arm. I'll be checking on the thread every now and then at work and update trades into the OP as they come in.

EDIT: Tommy Milone traded from the A's for Sam Fuld from the Twins. Platoon of Gomes and Fuld in LF now for Oakland.

EDIT #2: John Lackey to the Cardinals for Joe Kelly, and Allen Craig. The Red Sox could be scary good next year.

EDIT #3 could be massive:

Source: #Tigers get Price.

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2014

Baseball Double Hello: Troy Miller and Ricky Karcher

Baseball Double Hello: Troy Miller and Ricky Karcher

Submitted by Raoul on July 30th, 2014 at 10:42 PM

The Michigan staff continues to fill out its 2015 class in advance of the early signing period in November, today gaining two more commitments, both right-handed pitchers.

Troy Miller

Miller is a 6-3, 205-pound righty out of Soquel H.S. in Soquel, California, located near Santa Cruz. Miller was voted Pitcher of the Year for the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League, after going 6-1 in 11 regular-season appearances with 44 strikeouts and a 2.53 ERA in 51 1/3 innings. He has a four-pitch arsenal: a two- and four-seam fastball, circle change, and curveball. His velocity has increased this summer, with his fastball clocked at 91 mph recently.

Miller was recently selected to compete for the Oakland A's team at the "prestigious and heavily scouted" Area Code Games to be held August 4–9 in Long Beach.

"Being with the top 240 players in the country — it's a real honor," Miller said Wednesday. "I'm excited for where my baseball career, with the help of my coaching, is taking me right now."

That article (from July 23) indicates that Miller had earlier committed to Saint Mary's College but decomitted at the beginning of this summer. It also mentions plans of official visits to Michigan and Baylor and an unofficial visit to UC Santa Barbara, but he changed those plans today with his verbal commitment to Michigan.

I don't have rankings info on Miller—Prep Baseball Report doesn't cover California, and the Perfect Game rankings are paywalled. His credentials above seem quite good, however. It's also encouraging to see the Michigan staff continue to be able to attract players from California, having already brought in Ramsey Romano and Jackson Glines, with juco transfer Cody Bruder joining the team this year.

Ricky Karcher

I haven't been able to dig up much on Karcher, but here's what I've found: Perfect Game has him as a 6-4, 175-pound righty, with a best-recorded fastball of 88 mph. For at least the last two years, he has attended and played baseball at Ponte Vedra H.S. in Ponte Vedra, Florida, located near Jacksonville, helping his team win a state championship in 2013. But he's apparently moving to Saline for his senior year of high school, attending Saline High. It's possible he's originally from Saline, and his family is now returning there.

Again, any rankings are n/a. PBR recently expanded to Florida, but they don't yet have rankings for that state.