TIGERS 08 SEASON THREAD

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  1. TaS

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    Man, I jumped out of work to grab a quick lunch and catch an inning of the Tigers game and all I saw was the Grilli debacle.

    Getting a little worried here. I guess we have enough tradable assets that we can get more pitchers if need be.


    Just a quick pet peeve here. Having Clete Thomas bunt in the 5th inning is pretty weak IMO. Did Leyland really think that we needed just 1 run to win this game? It was obvious that we were going to have to outscore them when our relief pitchers came in. Also, Clete had 5 hits in a row, or something like that.
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    Yep you are right there...JL didn't even get a chance yank him or to give him the evil eye before three runs were across....In one of the previous games somebody got the hook after pitchin to only one batter... sure wish JL had been to get up the steps before that second pitch.....
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    Desperation...
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    I think that bunt was an accidental bunt :nerd2:
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    Also,

    WE'RE DOOMED!

    DOOOOOOOOMED!

    :(
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    Yeah there are 158 games to go so maybe we are overly concerned, but this ain't the 2003 Tigers.. expectations are high and payroll is even higher:)

    > Tigers 5-38 in the four games with runners in scoring position,
    > only 3 homers in four games >all solos
    >only team in the league without a victory
    Coments on ESPN,>no team has ever gone to the World Series after losing their first four game at home...

    Did anyone see Ozzie Guillen first stare down Jose Contreras on the mound where he couln't look at him...and then chew him out in the dug out after he gane the hits that the game to be tied? I don't remember if they showed Leyland saying anything to Grilli when he came to the dugout. The fans cheered him because he finally got somebody out.:)
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    Imagine Pistons starting out year at 0-4...
    Roscoe's server would've exploded.
    :stirthepot:
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    Yanks started 0-4 a couple years ago and finished with 114 wins. Team needs W. Hermann as a middle reliever.
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    Yep and Tay as the south paw with the crazy wind up as the closer.:nerd2:
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    I was able to watch all four games this week on free preview. It'll be just my luck that now that they are on Fox national Tv and we are getting the mets vs Braves down here, they'll win 14-2 today!!!!!!

    Lets hope so...
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    Rodney has another setback, so Tigers call up Beltran to expand pitching staff | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press

    Not good news, and I don't know who that Beltran guy is. I guess, we'll have to wait and see. But now because of the bullpen issues Tigers are carrying an extra reliever and sent Rayburn down to Toledo.
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    White Sox 5 Tigers 3
    Tigers lose fifth in a row to go to 0-5 to start this promising campaign. Willis struggled with walks, but left leading the game in the 6th inning after walking the first two batters he faced in the inning and then giving up a double to score the 1st Chicago run. After that Miner came in and promptly gave up 3 more runs, aided by Thomas's fielding error, and that was the ballgame as the bats go silent once again. All of the production came from the #8 and #9 hitters that went 4 for 6 with a homer, 3 rbi and 2 runs, and 2 walks. Middle of the lineup did nothing.
    Is this the time to start worrying?
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    AGGGGGHHHHHHHh
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    This is funny, some of the sports writers are starting to recall years of Bobby Higginson and Dean Palmer with the middle of current Tigers lineup not doing squat. I guess I could go back as far as Cecil Fielder and Mickey Tettleton. And, by the way, Rob Deer, where art though?
    :pound:
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    Well same ole stuff> Starters hold serve thru five innings and run out of gas in the sixth. Batters put up little fuss in the beginning, score a couple of runs but blow several scoring ops., and in a carryover from last season the batters go dorment in the last three innings. ..today 7 runners LOB, the stat the tigers probably league in.

    Willis gave up only 1 hit, but as Mikhail says SEVEN Walks!! The Sox only had 3 HITS total...but they were playing the Tigers..

    Meanwhile the Tigers leading hitter is the guy they tried to throw under the bus, Brandon Inge with a .375 hiiting average. Guillen mattches that batting average, bu the "new look" tigers are stinking up the batting box with Cabrera clocking in with a .143 and rinteria at .227. Not to be out done though is Polanco who barely standing with a .087 batting average.
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    We should consider going 2 games with all starting pitchers (even at the relief spots) and then just concede the next 2 after that. It would be better than blowing every single game.
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    Other than Nate, all the starters were good thru five, but they eached collapsed in the sixth inning. So in your scenario, JL needs to pull the starter after five and then put in another starter.:)

    Tommorrow Verlander and is on ESPN display , maybe that is the day they all wake up and bring it together:pray:
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    All we can do is hope. Verlander was pissed off after his first start, so maybe he can do a better job and go deeper in the game.
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    Nothing like losing 5 straight to the 2 worse clubs in the division from last year.
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    Have the Tigers been playing in FORD FIELD this season. Maybe that's it.:)

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