OT: Tigers 8/28

Submitted by Ultimate Quizmaster on August 28th, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Sox lost tonight, but Verlander getting jacked up by the almighty Royals. Here's hoping we can outslug them for the remaining 6 innings.

What are your thoughts on AL and NL Cy Young this year?


BOX House

August 28th, 2012 at 9:50 PM ^

I think they said Verlander hasn't given up this many runs/hits since 2006. 

AL Cy Young has to be David Price. He doesn't get as much hype because he plays in Tampa, but he's been consistently dominant this year. Sabathia has been injured too much. Weaver would get my runner-up vote.


August 28th, 2012 at 11:33 PM ^

All Price has on Hernandez right now is wins.  And Seattle has the worst offense in the AL.

Price has fewer IP, higher WHIP, higher ERA, fewer Ks, etc.

Weaver is your runner up?  I'm going to go ahead and assume that wins is the only stat that matters to you for the Cy Young.


August 28th, 2012 at 9:53 PM ^

AL Cy: Felix Hernandez

NL Cy: Johnny Cueto (doesn't get nearly enough recognition)

It would be a shame to lose this game with the Sox dropping two straight at Camden to start the week.


August 28th, 2012 at 10:20 PM ^

Johnny Cueto picks. As far as Verlander it is definatly strange to see this many runs on the board, to be fair though some of the hits were seeing eye hits. Looks like he has righted the ship a little the last couple of innings, hopefully they can pull this out to get to within a game.

On a positive side note, it is encouraging to see Delmon Young heat up the last couple of weeks. Somebody has to step up and take ownership of  5th spot, for this team to get deep into the playoffs.


August 28th, 2012 at 11:32 PM ^

had been pretty good at getting lefties, holding them to a .231 average. He has given up way too many hits this year though, against both lefties and righties. I think the Tigers should have acquired another lefty at the trade deadline. Having only one lefty for late game situations is asking for trouble, particurly one who has had issues this season.


August 28th, 2012 at 11:28 PM ^

With Verlander getting destroyed, the Cy Young in the AL is my boy Felix's to lose now.  

Regardless, three complete game shut outs in one month is insane by today's standards.

In the NL right now it's a race between Cueto and Dickey.

snarling wolverine

August 29th, 2012 at 12:32 AM ^

I thought the first view strongly suggested it was a home run, while the second was inconclusive. 

Here's the replay again.  Mario says "You can clearly see it go behind the foul pole" on the second replay, but I'm not sure about that.  


Here's one still from the second replay that suggests a possible HR:

The ball seems to be dropping in front of the pole there, right?


August 29th, 2012 at 2:01 AM ^

team that swept Chicago a couple of series ago. Obviously this is type of game you should win, but the Royals aren't  quite bad enough to be an automatic win. They aren't the Houston Astros. You can say the game shouldn't have come down to that, but the fact of the matter is the game did come down to that home run, and it appears like the call was wrong.

snarling wolverine

August 28th, 2012 at 11:59 PM ^

That looked like a home run to me (and to the fan standing right by the pole).  

I'm glad baseball has adopted instant replay, but why not go the next step and adopt that Hawkeye (?) computer thing that tennis has?  Take all human error out of it.



August 28th, 2012 at 11:54 PM ^

sure. Hopefully they can rebound and win the next two, and than play a strong series at home against Chicago. They have Chicago's number at Comerica as of late.


August 29th, 2012 at 12:00 AM ^

I usually don't hate on the team too much if at all, but they can't continue to let games like these slip away. It's getting to a point in the season where they shouldn't be giving away games anymore, the Sox have shown they aren't going anywhere and we can't seem to make up ground.

JV was awful tonight, sure there were a few seeing eye singles but he was ahead of the batters most of the night and couldn't put them away, that's on him.

Phil Coke cannot be used in high leverage situations anymore, Leyland shouldn't throw him out there during close games.


August 29th, 2012 at 12:15 AM ^

Coke is the only lefty available in the pen. Left handers are batting .263 against him this season, which isn't great, but certianly not as terrible as the .400 average for righties. Personally I would think about keeping the rightie in, but at the same time it is less than an ideal situation for the manager when you have only one lefty in your pen.

Still if they take the next two in this series and go into the Chicago series at 2 or so back, they are still in a decent position. They have taken something like 14 out 17 from Chicago at Comerica Park and swept them convincely last time at home.


August 28th, 2012 at 11:55 PM ^

In that replay that showed it was "foul" the ball moved about 5 feet every frame.  The ball could have shown up in one side of the pole, then showed up on the other side in the next frame, making it look foul eventhough it was just the ball's placement in the consecutive frames.

I'd bet money that that ball was a homerun.


August 29th, 2012 at 12:51 AM ^

fair or foul, Its just upsetting that its 2012 and we have plenty of technology but still cant figure out close calls. I know thats just baseball but the tigers always seem to be on the wrong side of close calls. owell football season is almost here and im getting pretty excited


August 29th, 2012 at 10:10 AM ^

The team isn't performing, eh? What makes you say that? How about this, in the 6 weeks since the All Star game, we have had 1 week where played > .500 baseball. Every other week has either been at or above .500, with only 1 week right at .500. And that's been against a tough schedule.

We're coming off a 6-3 homestand, after a 4-5 road trip. You should aim to play .500 ball on the road, and above .500 ball at home, and we've been doing that lately. As usual, your angst toward the Tigers is just a result of being butt-hurt about losing a game. It's baseball, they play 162 games, you're not going to win every one. And we're only 2 games out of first place, with one of the easiest remaining schedules to play.

Grow up.

Doc Brown

August 29th, 2012 at 6:53 AM ^

Fire Leyland. I turned the game off after the 2nd inning. It was obvious the tigers were going to lose. Leyland has not shown anything this season he can manage a pitching staff and hitters.