TIGERS 08 SEASON THREAD

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  1. mikhail1973

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    Detroit fan favorite Grilli comes in to replace Rogers and pitches a gem. 1 inning pitched - 41 pitches, 2 hits, 2 walks, 2 runs allowed (1 on a walk).
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    Lopez comes in and strikes out Varitek to close the 6th inning. It is 5-0 BoSox. Grilli's ERA comes down to 19.29.
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    Its fine if the Tigers want to self destruct their own season, but I'm a Blue Jays fan and playing in a division with Boston and NY, I'd appreciate a little help every now and then.:stirthepot:
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    I heard that Grilli just signed a deal with Cheli's Chili Bar. They're calling it Cheli's Chili with Grilli.
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    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    Lots of free chili there.
    :pound::pound::pound:
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    What help? Gotta win your own games.
    :hoops:
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    And another great day in Tigers nation as the team gets shutout for the second time in 7 games and falls to 0-7 on the season by the virtue of losing to the Red Sox 5-0. Hitters 2 through 6 go 4-17 with 3bb and 6K. Team finishes game with 11 strikeouts. Ouch!
    Can't blame this on pitching, as giving up 5 runs is not horrible, while not good either.
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    No game can be blamed on anything in particular, cause we are doing it all poorly.

    Scored 16 runs in 7 games. That is as bad as it gets.

    Also, we have almost given up the most runs in the league.


    The hitters will snap out of the funk at some point, but the pitching and defense will be like this for a while.
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    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    Here're the stats for the Tigers' top hitters through the first 7 games:

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    Nobody on this list has more than 1hr or 1rbi. They produced 2hr and 3rbi total in 7 games. As a matter of fact, Pudge has 2rbi and Inge has 4. Nobody else has more than 1. The team has scored 15 runs in the 7 games, the next closest team scored 23.

    I do agree, however, that these numbers will improve. Will the pitching? We'll have to wait and see.
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    Hey, we have. We won 1 of 3 from the Yankees @ their place (and lost by 1 run in the other 2) and then we just swept Boston in 3 games in Toronto.

    By my count, thats 4 more wins than the Tigers have, in one less game played. :stirthepot:
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    Your math is correct. That's all I'm going to say about this.
    :yellowprison:
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    Time to trade one of those so called "heavy hitters" to another team to get a better relief pitcher and you can throw in Grilli with them. That might scare the other batters out of their slump.

    I heard Barry Bonds is still available on the FA market...he might take less money now that know one has signed him out of the gate...at least he knows hot to get on base and he can DH the whole season:)
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    The thing that sucks is that except for maybe the 1st game, the Tigers haven't even been competitive. EVERYTHING has been horrible. The starting pitching has pretty much sucked, the relievers suck (send Grilli to Toledo), the defense sucks, the base running sucks...and who would have thought 10 days ago that this mighty offensive unit would be sooooo offensive at the plate?

    All I can say is I'm glad they didn't trade Inge in the off season.

    Leyland better do something to shake these guys up soon or the Tigers might go 5-35.
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    I took Cabrera with my first pick in Fantasy. I can't believe how poorly he and the team are playing. I just can't understand WHY they are playing so poorly. They aren't competing at all as det said above. There's this general malaise on the team. Seems as if they have lost their confidence, collectively.

    I can't remember being so excited for the start of a season of any Detroit sports team and than being so disappointed so quickly. It's a roller-coaster, I tell ya, and I want off.
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    Jamm you might get more help from the Rays.
    Tigs are just trying to make a dramatic worst to first...they don't fool me.
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    Well, well, well. The Tigers finally pull one out. The pitching held and the offense got going and...uh... this is just one win. Hopefully more of the same to come.
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    Dang, was hoping kind of that the Lions would win one first. hahahaha----NOT
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