TIGERS 08 SEASON THREAD

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  1. OLD SKOOL HQ

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    I CAN POST AGAIN!!!!!:party2:WOOO-HOO! I told myself I wouldnt post until we won a game! Now I can attack black (inside joke...see "the Nutty Professor")...

    1. Gazoo- I used to have fantasies about the daughters on "8" show. Not one of them looked alike!!! Ah, to be 15 and not in control of my facilities again! Sigh......(did u know the original mom thay died was dating Henry Winkler who was 12 yrs younger at the time? The joke was that only Tv could give Dick Van Patten a wife like that!:MusicBigGrin:)

    2. Tigers look so.... scared? Its still a lonnnng season. Lets see if we can win 2 of 3 for a while.

    3. Here's a tough stat. Lets say Detroit wants to win 90 games. We're 1-7 ..to go 10-10 after 20 games (my goal) we have to go 9-3, a .750 pct. To get to 90 wins, we need to go 80-62, a .567 pct. Not to hard to do, eh?

    feel better?
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    Hey, HQ, if it is not too hard to go 80-62, why so few teams manage to do so? :stirthepot:
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    I guess Tigers farm system is not all that depleted after all.

    Tigers roving instructor likes makeup of Whitecaps - Extra Base Hits - The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

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    Tigers-Red Sox: Finally! Tigers Are off the Schneid | Bleacher Report

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    playoffs are along ways away but some positives

    Boston 4-5
    Yankees 4-5
    Cleveland 4-5

    So none of the favorites are gettting away to a great start either....
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    thats why i said it would take that JUST to win 90 games....note not myy sarcasm did you?
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    HQ, you can't pull a hollywood comment over on me my astute alumni brother from EMU and CT, so I must correct you here and say that it was actually John Travolta who was involved with the late Diana Hyland who played the first wife of DVP on 8 is enuf, and he was 18 years younger than her.

    Diana Hyland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    John Travolta

    Oh yeah, I am predicting an 84-78 season and five games out of the wildcard spot:(
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    Cabrera is clearly pressing as he strikes out for the 2nd time. This time in the 3rd inning with bases loaded and 1 out. :(
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    And Guillen pops out to leave the bases loaded. After 3 innings Tigers have no hits, but they have 4 walks and a HBP. Wakefield has thrown 71 pitches through 3. Robertson needs to hold the fort down until the bats get going.
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    Well, Robertson comes through in the 3rd after giving up a leadoff double to our good pal Sean Casey, and Tigers finally break through scoring 2 runs - one on sacrifice fly by Inge and another on a single by Polanco. Wakefield has already thrown 94 pitches in 4.
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    As soon as I get excited, Robertson just falls apart and gives back the lead and more. It is now 4-2 Boston after 4.
    :hoops:
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    Thinkin' the skipper needs to shuffle the batting order around. Needs to try something to stir the pot.

    At least we haven't traded B. Inge yet. He has been our best player so far.

    Maybe Cabrerra needs to sit for a while and get healthy because so far; I for one am not impressed.
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    Pitching is the issue at this point. If offense knows that they have to score a lot to win, it puts too much pressure on them. They are hitting better and scoring quite a bit more. But you won't win many games giving up 9 walks.
    Boston's Ortiz is hitting something along the line .080.
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    Not sure about that. They are averaging 3 runs per game. Sounds to me like the pitching is what is under pressure. They have to be almost perfect every time out to get a win. Hard to "pitch to contact" when you only can allow2 runs over 9 innings.
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    The offense is just getting going. They scored 13 runs in the last 2 games, but they gave up 14. 6 runs should be enough to win the game on most nights.
    Also, have you ever heard a phrase - pitching wins games?
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    Kind of a strange game last night, but the Tigs win 5-2. Willis landed awkwardly on a pitch in the 1st and went out with a hyper extended knee, but Lopez, Grilli and Bautista did a pretty good job setting up Jones for the save.

    WHO is Clete Thomas? The rook looked like All-Star material last night. Listed at 5'11" 195#, his power is apparently deceptive. He doubled in a run off the opposite field wall in LC with a swing that looked like a pop-out to me. The next inning, he runs down a ball hit down the line and throws a perfect one-hopper to 2nd in time to easily take away what I thought was a sure double. This guy looks like a great all-around ballplayer.
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    Ah so!, OL' Ancient One! Thats right. She WAS however, the nurse on the Happy days episode when they tried to enlist the Fonz in the army. That's what thru me off.
    The Fonz, "Ahhhh!"..."Ayyyyy!":pound:
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    Leyland promised changes and a minor change was made. But it made an impact, for at least one game, as bullpen was nearly flawless in this one pitching the entire game and giving the team a chance to win by giving up only 1 run.
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    Well, it is really painful to follow this team right now. They are not capitalizing on any opportunities they get in the game. Sheffield grounds out with a runner on 3rd and 1 out, Polanco bounces into inning ending double-play with runner on 1st and 2nd and 1 out swinging on the 1st pitch.
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    Now Mags bounces into a double-play. And Cabrera strikes out. Tigers have no hits through 4. The team is clearly off, especially considering that Floyd is pitching.

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