OT: Tigers vs White Sox Cinco De Mayo

Submitted by Blue boy johnson on May 5th, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Another picture perfect day for Beisbol in the Motor City

Dirks back in Left

Max muy bueno in the first



May 5th, 2012 at 4:26 PM ^

The PBP guy is comparing Prince Fielder's struggles to Albert Pujols, and is wondering why Prince has struggled so much.

Prince is hitting .280 with a .750 OPS. Hardly 2011 Adam Dunn numbers.

Pujols is hitting .194 with a .505 OPS.

Blue boy johnson

May 5th, 2012 at 4:37 PM ^

I would be remiss if I didn't recognize two great Tiger players of Mexican heritage:

Senor' Smoke Aurelio Lopez

Slick fielding third sacker with a rifle arm Auerlio Rodriguez


Blue boy johnson

May 5th, 2012 at 4:42 PM ^

From a Tiger perspective, last inning was a good indicator that sometimes it is better to be lucky than good. Not a hard hit ball among those 4 hits that produced 2 runs

2-0 Tigers after 2


May 5th, 2012 at 6:56 PM ^

Last night I said I could hold off on the discussion of what is wrong in TigerTown, but what happened to this offense? I just don't get how we can have a starter turn in such a good game and only give him 2 runs. Are we the mariners now?


May 5th, 2012 at 11:55 PM ^

I honestly feel like some of you guys don't understand the high's and low's of a 162 game season. I agree the Tigers aren't living up to expectations or their payroll right now, but after every single loss people bitch to no end. SACK UP, this team will play better, because too be honest I'm not sure they could be playing any worse right now (knocks on wood.) Last year this team was 12-17, and didn't look remotely good doing it. R-E-L-A-X



May 5th, 2012 at 7:21 PM ^

maybe we should just stick with the guy who pitched relatively 'lights out' the inning before. I think Valverde is a good/very good closer but Benoit was probably just getting warmed up after one inning. I'm sure this goes against what is right in 'Biesbol' doctrine, but it seems a guy can pitch two innings and still be a closer.


May 6th, 2012 at 9:46 AM ^

Having a designated closer is the biggest joke in baseball. Unless you have a guy like Rivera or Hoffman, that really is lights out, just have closer by committee. It will save money because you won't be overspending for a guy that is going to pitch 50 innings, and if a guy is struggling it's not a big deal to replace him. Most closers have a good run for 2-3 seasons and then start blowing more saves and are relegated back to regular relief duty anyways. Investing in a closer is not worth it IMO.