OT - Tigers Weekend Series Thread (Lead Twins 1-0)

OT - Tigers Weekend Series Thread (Lead Twins 1-0)

Submitted by MGoBender on April 25th, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Watching the ball and stick game tonight and staying in to save a few bucks and finish off some beer in the fridge.

Tigers off to a good start - Castellanos with a 2-R opposite field homer.  Porcello looked smooth in the first, putting down the Twins in order.

Despite the doom and gloom on talk radio, the Tigers are on pace for 94 wins, which everyone would take, obviously.

Figured I'd change the title and just keep this thread for all three games.

Game Two

Tigers lead 2-0 in the fifth inning.  Sanchez leaves the game early with an apparent injury.

OT - Um, guys the Tigers have won 10 straight (8/7 Game Thread)

OT - Um, guys the Tigers have won 10 straight (8/7 Game Thread)

Submitted by MGoBender on August 7th, 2013 at 8:53 PM

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.

OT - Monday Night Tigers Thread (Sky Is Not Falling Version)

OT - Monday Night Tigers Thread (Sky Is Not Falling Version)

Submitted by MGoBender on July 22nd, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Tigers threads almost always get started after losses nowadays, so I wanted to mix it up and maybe discuss things other than reactionary statements after a loss.  Here's some bullets that hopefully will spark some discussion.

  • OMG Miggy left the game today!  Day-to-Day with a sore hip flexor.
  • Tigers bounce back to win the last two games after dropping the first two to start the second half.
  • Tigers put another whooping on Chris Sale. 
  • VMart's average is up to .270 (!!!).  He went 4-5 tonight and has been on an absolute tear.
  • Rondoner has pitched 4.1 innings since the break (appearing in each game) and has given up just 1 run: a balked in run tonight.
  • The LA Dodgers have reported put their hat in the K-Rod race.
  • Omar Infante still a bit away from returning.

Here's my question:

If the price gets too high for K-Rod (is there such a thing as too high a price this year?) does acquiring a left-handed bat become a better deadline move?

OT - Friday Night Dranking/Tigers v. A's/What Species is Josh Reddick? Thread

OT - Friday Night Dranking/Tigers v. A's/What Species is Josh Reddick? Thread

Submitted by MGoBender on April 12th, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Seriously, is Josh Reddick human?  Perhaps he's more of a neadrathal than a modern man.

Staying in tonight watching the game with my first Oberon of the season - trying to recoup financially from the many spirits that were consumed during the final four.

OT: Tigers Impending Beatdown at Hands of A's

OT: Tigers Impending Beatdown at Hands of A's

Submitted by MGoBender on October 10th, 2012 at 9:20 PM

The Tigers are clearly going to get beat tonight against the A's.

Max Scherzer will be lucky to go 5 innings on his bum ankle.

Jim Leyland is putting strikeout machine Quentin Berry in the 2-spot.

The Tigers have 1 (!!!) RBI this series and clearly are a pathetic offense.

Jim Leyland doesn't bunt nearly enough. And don't give me "statistically he bunts more than most managers." When I played high school baseball, you always bunted the runner over to second, always. THAT'S THE WAY THE GAME SHOULD BE PLAYED.

Also, Jim Leyland will obviously either let Scherzer go too long in the game or will not let him go more than 110 pitches and either way it will be the wrong decision because OBVIOUSLY.

Also, the A's fans kick the Tiger's fans asses in terms of sign-making ability. This clearly has an effect on the field.

EDIT:

/s

I thought the sign comment made the /s redundant. Here's the translation for my quick thoughts on the game:

We need a big night out of Scherzer and I think he'll deliver.

I like that Berry is in and he's in the 2-spot. Even though I strongly dislike bunting, I think that if Jackson gets on, we'll see a sacrifice early. Get someone into scoring position and force them to either walk Cabrera or put two on base for Fielder. Otherwise: BOO BUNTING.

Also, reverse jinx, obvs.

OT - Tigers v. Angels 7/18 (The thread to break/confirm the curse)

OT - Tigers v. Angels 7/18 (The thread to break/confirm the curse)

Submitted by MGoBender on July 18th, 2012 at 7:55 PM

So, there's been a scary trend of Tigers losing when there's a game thread and winning when there isn't.  The Tigers are currently up 5-1, in the 3rd, meaning we can break that trend tonight.  Or, we can confirm it if the Tigers give up a 4 run lead after this thread starts.

Fister tonight and he looks really good so far, sans Pujols homer.  This would make two good starts in a row.

Delmon with a 2-out RBI single early in the game, his average is creeping towards .280.

Scherzer goes tomorrow, meaning we have a very nice shot at 3/4 against the Angels if things continue.  Sets up for a big home series against the Sox, meaning the Tigers could make a huge push towards (if not claiming) first place by Monday.

OT: Tigers v. Rockies (3 straight series wins)

OT: Tigers v. Rockies (3 straight series wins)

Submitted by MGoBender on June 17th, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Tigers are cruising right now, up 5-0.  Some important/interesting storylines:

 

  • Tigers are going for their third straight series win.  This is clearly a positive, though in each series (especially the last two) they could have been sweeps.
  • Austin Jackson's return cannot be understated. He is hitting .325 after two more hits today.  His OBP is .418.  He has a legit shot at the All-Star game.
  • Laird has been a very good replacement for Avila who has maybe another week on the DL.(?)
  • Scherzer is cruising, through 6 scoreless.  A day after Fister went 6 scoreless.

 

It looks like the Tigers may finally be turning it around.  If it weren't for shoddy defense we could argue they would be only a game or two out of first place.  Instead, they are 4 GB with a good chance to cut it to 3 by the end of the day.