OT Tigers vs Twins 8/26/11

Submitted by Blue boy johnson on August 26th, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Porcello is well on his way to pitching a 22 hit gem. Go Tigers!!!



August 26th, 2011 at 10:11 PM ^

Rod has been saying it for a while now, so I don't think it's some sort of meme that he has adopted as his own.  He is just a total goofball.

EDIT: For explanation, it is just Rod's way of acknowledging the great play that was made.  As in, "I see what you just did, _____, and it was pretty f'in awesome.  Nice job."

At least, this is what I suspect he means when he uses the phrase.


August 27th, 2011 at 12:13 AM ^

"Best worst announcer in sports" is the title I would bestow upon Harrelson. If you go into it expecting utter buffoonery, he can be amusing.

My problem with Rod is that aside from the goofball moment here and there, he does try to present himself as a serious analyst, something that he is clearly not given the muzzle he gladly puts on himself when it comes to anything resembling criticism to the team.

I have seen Rod Allen in public hanging out with Tigers players a couple times. He is their buddy. When you watch the game, it's quite clear that his priority is to fluff his friends, even if this is at the expense of providing honest commentary to the viewers at home. To me, that's just unprofessional.








August 26th, 2011 at 9:37 PM ^

as i was typing that jackson makes a great play. but he seems to have been keeping the pitches low inducing ground balls he needs to be successful. he also has a breaking ball working today looks like a slider or a weak curve cant tell, most likely a curve. would like to have him keep improving and eventually be a solid #2 pitcher that he can be, just needs to be consistent with his location.


August 26th, 2011 at 10:31 PM ^

Leyland for playing Raburn. Sure his defense leaves alot to desired, but he has heated up at the plate since the start of the second half(as usual) and gives the lineup some extra pop. Oh and he has 3 hits tonight as well.

Wouldn't be a Tiger thread without people ragging on Leyland for some reason though, even when the team is playing extremely well right now.

BOX House

August 26th, 2011 at 10:09 PM ^

Good to see Porcello finally with a decent start in August. Thought we would jump all over this Diamond guy early, though. Can't wait for Boesch back.


August 26th, 2011 at 10:39 PM ^

I see you Delmon!  I'm starting to feel that he needed a change of scenery in order to get back into the game mentally.  He is really playing well since we acquired him.

Blue boy johnson

August 26th, 2011 at 11:23 PM ^

Should be fun tomorrow. Verlander going for number 20 tomorrow with a national tv audience tuning in. I'm sure JV will put on quite a show for the nation. Mario Impemba will be doing the play by play for Fox.


August 27th, 2011 at 2:08 AM ^

Dont want to speak too soon, but the pitching is really stepping it up when we needed them. Fister and Porcello with awesome starts recently. If they can string a few together we will be in great shape come the playoffs.