OT - 4/23 Tigers vs. Sox

Submitted by MGoBender on April 23rd, 2011 at 4:21 PM

In case anyone's enjoying some baseball today... Brad Penny with a very nice 6 pitch, 3 ground ball inning to start the game. 

 

Kind of a somewhat important early season game - it'd be nice to get above .500 and keep this winning streak versus the Sox going.

Comments

PitchAndCatch

April 23rd, 2011 at 4:24 PM ^

ughhh i buy mlb.tv to be able to watch every Tigers game, and this is not the first time it's been blacked out because effing Fox chooses to have 4 "national" games.  

 

stream anyone? i'd be forever in your debt.

BiSB

April 23rd, 2011 at 4:56 PM ^

I can't get Tigers games on MLB.tv because they are a "local team" in South Bend...

BUT NO LOCAL CHANNELS CARRY THE GODDAMN TIGERS.

It's as if I have a wad full of money, and I'm saying to Major League Baseball "take as much as you want, but let me watch the Tigers." And Baseball says, "F*&% YOU"

/angry old guy rant

dothepose

April 23rd, 2011 at 4:44 PM ^

I dont know how they are even at .500 right now, that lineup is awful and without Martinez its a bigger joke. But is there anything better than a sunny day, a beer, and a baseball game (besides tailgating in October at the big house), and watching Inge strikeout again.

MGoBender

April 23rd, 2011 at 5:17 PM ^

1-0 Tigers on a Boesch doubled followed by an RBI single from Raburn.

Penny looked amazing so far, only allowed one batter to reach, via HBP, through 4.

BiSB

April 23rd, 2011 at 5:26 PM ^

Five straight Tigers have reached in the 4th.  2-run triple for Avila, RBI single for Inge.

Good.  Good.

EDIT: Six straight Tigers have reached; Austin Jackson singled. Two on, still no one out.

MGoBender

April 23rd, 2011 at 5:33 PM ^

As a coach that slide was such a gut wrencher to watch.  You teach players to never slide into home head first, but at the same time that was the only way Inge beats that tag.  Granted, it was a "safe" head first slide in the sense that he could see the catcher way off to his left, but still, anytime someone goes in head first I shudder.

BiSB

April 23rd, 2011 at 6:07 PM ^

During the Verlander no-no, I was on th phone with my then-girlfriend (my current wife) trying to convince her to turn the game on.  I finally had her hand the phone to a guy in the room, who promptly understood my exasperated cries that "Verlander is pitching in the 8th, and you should REALLY turn the game on."

MGoBlue96

April 23rd, 2011 at 5:51 PM ^

had to go and do the same thing as well, by showing his stat line and highlighting the hit column. And then they mentioned it going to the next inning as well, brilliant.

MGoBender

April 23rd, 2011 at 5:54 PM ^

A little different... they have to do that to report what's going on.  Neither of the announcers actually said it.

EDIT: Nevermind, they said it.  Idiot national telecast director caring too much about ratings.

MGoBlue96

April 23rd, 2011 at 6:02 PM ^

down the 3rd base line. The throw was in the dirt and Cabrera couldn't pick it. He would have been out by 2 or 3 steps with a good throw. Bullcrap ruling, that needs to be changed after the inning.

Granted it wasn't a routine play for Inge, but he makes that play almost everytime.

MGoBlue96

April 23rd, 2011 at 6:12 PM ^

going to find that official scorer and slap him silly if he doesn't change that call. The official scorer can change that call at anytime. I have seen it done before.

Edit: Apparantly the Tigers radio announcers need to be slapped to, they think it was hit. I don't see how anybody looking at that play could think it was hit. Just because it wasn't a easy or routine play does not mean it was a hit. If you would have been out by 2 to 3 steps with a good throw, that is not a hit.

BiSB

April 23rd, 2011 at 6:21 PM ^

Is Ozzie Guillen pissed at Edwin Jackson or something?  Usually when a guy gives up 8 runs on 12 hits and has thrown 110 pitches, the manager will usually, you know, go to the bullpen.

EDIT: It appears that Ozzie finally decided to drag the bloody remains of Edwin Jackson off of the mound.

Blue boy johnson

April 23rd, 2011 at 6:20 PM ^

Nice to catch the Sox when they aren't playing particularly good defense, the pitching is bad, and they can't hit.

Guillen was the catalyst to the 5 run 4th, pulling the infield in, giving the Tigers 2 hits that would otherwise been outs to the shortstop.

MGoBlue96

April 23rd, 2011 at 6:30 PM ^

8 in row over the White Sox, dating back to last year. Pretty nice to beat up on the Sox, considering the way they owned the Tigers before the last 8 meetings.

The thing that pisses me off about that ruling is that if Penny were to go the rest of the game without another hit, it would be the second no hitter that a Tiger pitcher would have had stolen in the last two years (Gallarraga's last year).

chitownblue2

April 23rd, 2011 at 6:49 PM ^

Well, part of the idiocy was lack of viable alternatives.

But yeah, most people said V-Mart, despite:

a) saying in free agency he didn't want to go somewhere that would play hims their principal catcher

b) Dumbrowski and Leyland saying they wouldn't do that

c) the idiocy of paying him all that money for his bat, and playing him at a spot he can't physically sustain

d) the fact he's not very good at C

Blue boy johnson

April 23rd, 2011 at 7:07 PM ^

I get a kick out of your orneriness. I don't think your'e a dick, just a little abrasive at times. Been reading your posts since you came back as Chi2, myself getting a little peeved at all your sycophants slobbering over your return. "Chitown is it really you?". "Chitown you can't possibly know what your return means to me!!". Oh yeah good memories and you know I like my memories!