OT: Tigers/Rays 8/24 GDT. (and other games too)

Submitted by MichFan1997 on August 24th, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Game 3 of the Tigers-Rays series tonight. Max Scherzer vs Wade Davis is tonight's pitching matchup. In other action, the Indians are facing the Mariners right now. It is 2-2 after 4 innings of play.

Comments

BRCE

August 25th, 2011 at 12:00 AM ^

Inge typically aloof after the game when questioned by the media.

It's incredible to me that some still perceive him as a "good guy" and "team player." He is one of the least accountable professional athletes I have ever seen. A truly delusional dude.

tpilews

August 25th, 2011 at 12:08 AM ^

Really? Why all the Inge bashing? It's pretty clear to me that had the second baseman actually broke to the bag when the ball was hit, we're all here talking about a game that continued on.

The easy play on that is second since it's the shorter throw. Yeah, he could have gone to first, but he didn't need to; the second baseman was obviously late getting to the bag.

WMUgoblue

August 25th, 2011 at 12:18 AM ^

Lot of things to account for here: Santiago playing deep at 2nd, runners on the move since its a 2 out 3-2 count, hard hit ball right at Inge, Santiago has a ways to run and locate the bag all while tracking the ball.

Ramon deserves some of the blame here, but 95% of that play in on Inge, he could easily run 5 steps to his right to 3rd or throw to 1st and beat the runner by multiple steps. It was going to be a bang-bang play at 2nd even if Ramon got a better jump to the bag, take an easier out.

jmblue

August 25th, 2011 at 12:28 AM ^

It wasn't the worst mistake in the world,  and yeah, Santiago could have gotten there sooner (thoiugh he may not have expected the throw) but second base was really the only risky option there for Inge.  Any of the other four possible plays - stepping on third, throwing to first, throwing home  or just tagging the runner - would have been an easy out.