TIGERS 08 SEASON THREAD

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  1. OLD SKOOL HQ

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    GAME 1: ROYALS 5, TIGERS 4, 11 innings

    PENTHOUSE:
    - Renteria's first hit was perfect placed single up the middle made it 1-0.
    - Cabrera looks like Albert Belle. Nice line drive HR to left field.
    - Verlander was filthy for 5 innings
    - Ordonez is locked in as a .333 hitter
    - Guillen may have a better year than I predicted
    - Trade Inge for a reliever while we can. He is in for a nice year if not.

    TOWNHOUSE:
    - the bullpen wasnt so bad. It held the dam as long as it could.
    - Sheffield is a great #3 hitter. Will be a great table setter for O and MC
    - I bet Polanco wont have another spell this year of 0 for 6

    OUTHOUSE:
    - Grilli sucked as usual
    - this team has to hit in the clutch! dont pressure the pitchers. 4 runs in 9 innings should have been enough for this O.
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    Looks like only one tiger batter showed up today...Ed Renteria... three hits for him, nada for the rest of staff. Second game in a row that one our ace pitchers has a shut out going into the six inning and fades with no run support. I wondered about how good this team would be after seeing their so-so spring traing record ..oh well it still early --160 more to go...

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    Very difficult to do that to our lineup. Except for Renteria, 0 hits and 1 walk for us. That is pretty anemic.

    The good news is that Verlander and Rogers each pitched some strong innings.
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    It is early, but it is not pretty. I could understand if Santana was pitching. But this guy? And nobody can get on base? Nobody is going to roll over just because they have star-studded lineup. They have to produce to win. I am sure they will be alright, but they shouldn't have many games like this where only 1 out of 9 showed up.
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    KC-Det 4-1.

    Another loss for the Tigers who get swept by the KC at home to open a promising World Series campaign. Another listless offensive performance with only Brandon Inge's solo homer to account for all the scoring. At least they didn't get shut out. Sheff got his first hit of the year, but got thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double. Thames with a couple of very nice catches to keep this from being a blowout. Bonderman with a couple of mistakes that left the ballpark and that was the ballgame as the offense didn't come to the plate again. Bullpen came in and allowed that inherited runner to score, but didn't give up anything else. Now, on to Chicago to see if the offense can wake up.
    Cabrera has missed the game with the pulled quad (?) and is listed day-to-day.
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    Jim L. should be ready to slap them around a little.
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    You think that'll help when batters are in a slump? I didn't watch the game, so I can't talk about the effort. But it is weird that the whole team is slumping.
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    I think this is a 3-day-long April Fool's joke that the Tigers are playing on their fans.

    Unfortunately, nobody is laughing.
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    During S/T the Tigs lost 4 won 5 lost 1 won 5 lost 5 . It's cold now let them warm up. Aren't Tigs a "nite" team anyway?
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    Maybe they just need to get out of Comerica Park for ahwile. If Brandon Inge is the only bat that can get over those deep fences in two days then they got some real issues. (should have moved those fences in 3 years ago....:MusicBigGrin:)

    - stats

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    Game 1, 10
    Game 2, 2
    Game 3, 8
    That is 20 potential runs, but they only score 5?? and three of those were 3 solo home runs...

    I watched all three games..when ever would actually they put runners on base, seems like the next batter would pop up. Meanwhile, the KC batters seem to be hitting those seeing eye base balls that found their way untouched out to the outfield grass
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    Looks like we're not going to go 35-5 out of the gate this year.
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    well still a chance.... but not 18-2 thats for sure....

    There pressing now, i think once the first little rally starts we'll see the flood gates open, unless half the team is in the trainers room.... any word on how long folks are going to be out?
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    we're never going to win a game :(
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    Yeah, a record-setting 0-162 season is on the horizon. :gun1:
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    Looks like Carbrera will DH today against ChiSox and Sheff is sitting this one out, but won't go on the DL with the finger injury.
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    Sox -Tigers >Update-

    Tigers send up six batters in the first inning including loading the bases with no outs.......and get one run out of it. :yellowprison:

    You know with Nate Roberston pitching, runs are always at a premium...

    Meanwhile,, just as expected the Sox take advantage of the Tiger anemic run issues by coming back in the top of the second and taking the lead on 2 run homer by Carlos Quentien as Nate grooved one right down the middle
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    In a nut shell here is what happen>>Tigers go down again 8-5 and drop to 0-4!!

    Tiger send six men to plate in the bottom of the 1st and get one run
    White Sox get 2 runs on two pitches in the top of the 2nd to take the lead (a back to back doube and home run off or Nate
    Tigers come back and tie the game in the bottom of the second as Pudge gets on and scores on a Clete Thomas single.

    3rd inning Sox continue to ppund out doubles on Nate and push across three more runs.

    bottom of the 3rd Tigers get the tthree runs back and the score remains tied 5-5 for three innings .....until Jason Grilli came in to start the 7th inning..dude gives up 5 straight hits to open the inning, including a 3 run dinger to AJ Pierzynski and before you knew the wind was out of the bag and that point you knew the Tigers were not coming back....

    The bats looked like they were trying to wake up, but once again 10 runners left on base and the opposing team hits two homers to effectively win the game and our only extra base hits for the Tigers were two doubles by Pudge who combined with Clete Thomas, got 6 of the Tigers 10 hits.

    If this had been a road game, I am sure the players would not have let Grilli on the bus:)
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    the 3 runs grilli gave up to start the 7th were on the first 3 pitches he threw...... :gun1:
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    Yeah, yeah, there are 162 games in the season, and it is only 4 games old, but you don't want to dig yourself a hole too deep and have to chase the Indians, and the Yanks, and Angels, and BoSox, and whoever else is going to be on the top.
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    I'm sure we can pick up a mid relief guy at the trade date.
    Then blow by everybody 35-5 down the stretch.

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