OT: Tigers vs Twins Open Thread (NEW LINEUP)

Submitted by Fhshockey112002 on August 15th, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Well Tigers take on the Twins tonight.  Delmon Young starts in LF and bats 3rd (THANK GOD).

1. A. Jackson (CF)

2. R. Raburn (2B)

3. D. Young (LF)

4. M. Cabrera (1B)

5. V. Martinez (DH)

6. J. Peralta (SS)

7. M. Ordonez (RF)

8. A. Avila (C)

9. W. Betemit (3B)

Comments

IncognitoWolverino

August 15th, 2011 at 9:12 PM ^

28 players have 3,000 hits while only 7 players (including Thome) have 600 homers, but I could see the former milestone being more highly regarded by the media and baseball fans (3,000 hits and 500 homers are synonymous with famed hitting careers, while 600 homers doesn't really get the same attention).

IncognitoWolverino

August 15th, 2011 at 10:09 PM ^

I agree, but to play devil's advocate, one of the guys on baseball tonight said that homers were more impressive because (and I'm paraphrasing) batters can get lucky hits (bloops into shallow outfiled, for example) while "you can't get a lucky homerun."

Just another perspective to consider.

alwaystrueblue

August 15th, 2011 at 9:04 PM ^

seem to chase their tails alot.

Bring in a new pitcher and he walks a couple right after we crawl back into it.

Leadoff walks are killer.

Add to that the very poor defense we play every night and its a true wonder we are in 1st place.

 

Fhshockey112002

August 15th, 2011 at 9:46 PM ^

I really think Austin Jackson needs to go play winter ball after this season... He has to learn that striking out 30% of his at bats, and hitting .250 is not lead off hitter numbers (Even in Leyland's lineups).  

I really like what he brings to the defense but much like Granderson early in his career, has to make some changes at the plate.

Brewcityitalian

August 15th, 2011 at 10:22 PM ^

the normal august / september let down is in fulll swing now

 

Porcello and penny just bad lately

 

looks like seattle took us yet again in another trade

 

should of never gave leyland that extension

Top dog 4578

August 16th, 2011 at 10:07 AM ^

Why can't he go away? And why can't Leyland go with him? All jokes aside,if the tigers don't win the division Jimmy Smokes will be gone...His replacement .......A guy "with two bad knees"...war gibson coming back to Motown ...