OT: Tigers v. Royals (and Indians/Jimenez @ Rangers) - 8/5

Submitted by MGoBender on August 5th, 2011 at 8:49 PM

The "A lineup" is out there, for all you Leyland watch dogs: Jackson, Boesch, Ordonez, Cabrera, Martinez, Peralta, Guillen, Avila, Betemit.

Ricky P is straight up dealing - faced the minimum through 3 innings, 1 H, 3 K.

 

Meanwhile, the tribe is up 3-1 at Texas and is threatening.  I don't think they're going to go away as easily as many thought.

 

Comments

MGoBender

August 5th, 2011 at 9:18 PM ^

Wow, Avila just hit a bomb, and I mean a BOMB to straight away center.  Probably a 450+ homer.

3-0 Tigers with Porcello cruising.  Meanwhile the Tribe is also cruising, up 5. 

mdoc

August 5th, 2011 at 9:31 PM ^

I came here half expecting to see RIK PORSELO HAZ NO-NO GOIN THRU 1 LOL

Tigers have a ton of games against the division, so it's theirs to win or lose it seems. Here's to winning the Central for the first time!

Wolverine In Exile

August 5th, 2011 at 9:56 PM ^

He's not a Cy Young candidate anymore like he was whenhe came up with Florida... he's a 5-7 inning veteran who will give up 3-5 runs... in other words, 85-90% of the time he gives your team a chance to win. I'll take that in a 4 or 5 starter. In today's game you need a dominant ace starter who gets around 20 wins, a 2 & 3 slot starter combo that will win 30+ games between the two fof them, and a 4 & 5 starter with a .500-ish record with around 10 -12 wins each. You get that, you then need 10-20 wins from your collective bullpen. That's a formula to make you a consistent playoff contender in every division in baseball except the AL East.

GoBluefromOkemos

August 5th, 2011 at 11:49 PM ^

Personally I don't care either way.  I kind of want the rangers to lose so that we get closer to squeaking by them for division series home field advantage vs. yankees/ red sox

jmblue

August 6th, 2011 at 1:14 AM ^

In other baseball news, the Pirates apparently haven't gotten over that controversial 19th-inning loss just over a week ago.  They've now lost eight straight.  Yikes.