Tigers vs Indians 8-21-11, 1:05p start time

Submitted by Mich_Faithful on August 21st, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Ok, slow Sunday, lets see if it can be sparked by a Tigers win.

On the mound: Porcello vs. Jimenez, lets see if Porcello can give a quality start.

The line up:

1. Jackson  CF

2. Boesch  RF

3. Young  LF

4. Cabrera  1B

5. Martinez  DH

6. Avila  C

7. Peralta  SS

8. Betemit  3B

9. Santiago  2B

I don't know baseball so I have no idea what this line up means, I'll let someone else do the analysis so the bashing(the ususal)/praising(the rare) of Leyland. Ready, go.



August 21st, 2011 at 1:00 PM ^

I was at the game last night, and Detroit was rockin'. Hope the crowd can keep up the atmosphere for today's game, and we can take a 4 1/2 game lead in the Central!


August 21st, 2011 at 1:42 PM ^

Im always nervous when Porcello is on the mound and I still remember the Ubaldo of last year (i drafted him in like the 3rd or 4th rd for fantasy baseball d'oh!). The lineup looks nice though, hopefully Detroit can get the W, go up 4.5 games with JV pitching tomorrow night.

Go Tigers!


August 21st, 2011 at 2:04 PM ^

Warning both teams is ridiculous.  It means that 1) The Indians don't get to retaliate for what was objectively a bush-league pitch by Porcello; 2) The hitters can pretty much dig in and not worry about getting pitched inside; and 3) If a pitcher does put a fastball a little bit off the inside corner, they might get tossed. Umpires used to wait for the retaliation and then warn the teams, which is exactly what should have been done here.


August 21st, 2011 at 2:26 PM ^

but right now it's "First team to throw at someone on purpose gets to do it for free."  If Jimenez had come out and thrown behind the first batter, he would have been tossed, but Porcello would stay in, and that's not right.  Baseball is a game of unwritten rules, and the players enforce those rules. 


By the way, another baseball stupidity is that if Asdrubal had charged the mound, Porcello probably would have ended up with a 6-game suspension.  Those punishments are never about the actual offense, they're about the reaction to it.

Va Azul

August 21st, 2011 at 5:25 PM ^

I agree with everything except #1 as jmblue points out.  Porcello was coming inside hard on the left-handers.  Look at Hafner's at-bat.   I don't know that it was obviously a bush-league play on Porcello.  That said, if he was throwing behind him because of watching the foul ball, its just as bush as Weaver.

It was unfortunate as you say, that both pitchers had the inner-half taken away, and both proceeded to get rocked.



August 21st, 2011 at 1:58 PM ^

All signs point to Leyland going with Inge v. lefties and Betemit v. righties.  Can anyone really argue against this?  What will be the new thing to complain about? 

2-0 Tigers with 2 on and no outs - this team is going to turn it on now and it's going to be a fun September (and October hopefully!).

Blue boy johnson

August 21st, 2011 at 2:11 PM ^

Fun fact. Rick Porcello's career record in September is 6-1. Leyland's deft handling of the pitching staff allows Porcello to be his strongest down the stretch.


3-1 record

3.22 ERA

1.24 whip



3-0 record

4.12 ERA

1.02 whip


Go Blue Beau

August 21st, 2011 at 2:20 PM ^

Their bullpen is drained. They really needed Ubaldo to eat some innings today is why you didn't see anyone up. I'm at the game right now. It's fun when everything's going good. A lot of game left though.


August 21st, 2011 at 2:25 PM ^

With Cleveland's luck, look for White and Pomeranz to be competing for Cy in Colorado in two years' time.

Jiminez is DONE. Dude is pitching 91-92 on his fastball now.



August 21st, 2011 at 2:27 PM ^

Porcello's leaving too many pitches up in the zone. If he can't get through 5 after being staked to a 7-0 lead, that's piss-poor on his part.