Tigers Tigers 2012

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  1. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Same old stuff tonight.....no clutch hits ...
    Fielder went 3-4 and Cabrera grounds into a DP with him in on deck and didn't even hustled down to first base. I believe he leads the team in everything >>including grounding into double plays.

    PH Jeff Baker has been a bust....even striking out tonight on 3 straight pitches with a man on third base and one out....

    Bottom line, Verlander had a rough night Tuesday, but the Tigers bats came up one run short.

    Sanchez gave up one run, but Tiger bats watched can up one run short

    Porcello gave up 2 runs, but the Tiger bats left men on base and came up one run short

    Swept by a team that started off the week 13 games behind the Tigers and ended up only 10 down. The Tigers lost one game on the Sox where they could have gained two....in fact they could have and should have swept the Royals and would have entered series with the Sox a half a game ahead instead of 3 back..

    There is no way Leyland comes back if the Tigers miss the playoffs with the weapons they have.
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    Man, the pitching really has been good. So frustrating.
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    I've been waiting for the :6shoot: :crying: :mob-smiley: :mob-smiley2: :pirates: talk about leyland.

    I'm surprised more people aren't throwing him under the bus.
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    I have no problem with Leyland.

    They're playing good baseball, just not good enough. It's not like they're spiraling into oblivion.

    There are 32 games left in the season (2 full NFL season's worth) and 7 games coming up against the White Sox that will make or break us. It's probably important to at least go 4-3 head to head.

    Here is the schedule to finish the year:

    White Sox (Fister vs Peavy)
    White Sox (Scherzer vs Liriano)
    White Sox (Verlander vs Sale)
    Indians (Sanchez)
    Indians (Porcello)
    Indians (Fister)
    (day off)
    @Angels (Scherzer)
    @Angels (Verlander)
    @Angels (Sanchez)
    @White Sox (Porcello)
    @White Sox (Fister)
    @ White Sox (Scherzer)
    @ White Sox (Verlander)
    @Indians (Sanchez)
    @ Indians (Porcello)
    @ Indians (Fister)
    (day off)
    Athletics (Scherzer)
    Athletics (Verlander)
    Athletics (Sanchez)
    Twins (Porcello)
    Twins (Fister)
    Twins (Scherzer)
    Royals (Verlander)
    Royals (Sanchez)
    Royals (Porcello)
    Royals (Fister)
    @Twins (Scherzer)
    @ Twins (Verlander)
    @ Twins (Sanchez)
    @ Royals (Porcello)
    @ Royals (Fister)
    @ Royals (Scherzer)

    WildCard game? (VERLANDER!)

    Things to note:
    The Sox have Sale in line with Verlander, which makes those games more of a coin flip than they otherwise would be. Scherzer vs Liriano is an advantage for us.
    If the rotation stays constant, we luckily end up with Verlander in line to pitch in a wildcard 1-game play-in game if necessary.
    Because there are also 2 off days, we could potentially manipulate it and get Verlander 1 extra regular season start by flipping him with Scherzer and then having Verlander available again for the last game of the year instead of Scherzer. Probably not worth it though. The day of rest is probably good for Verlander and then he's ready to start the play-in game or a real playoff series.
    The Sox only have 1 day of rest and they have 1 extra game to play.
    In the 7 critical games against the Sox, we get our best pitchers in for 2 games a piece (Verlander x2, Fister x2, and Scherzer x2, with Porcellox1. No Sanchez). We close both series with Verlander, which isn't really mathematically important, but those games may take on a little extra pressure I suppose.
    Our last 13 games of the year come against the Twins and Royals, who are substantially under .500. That's about as good as you can hope for.
    We have 6 games left against the Indians, who are also way below .500.
    One series against the Angels that is a pretty even match up.
    One tough series at home against the A's.
    I'm curious to see how we use Smyly as well. Maybe save him for long relief or to insert into the starting rotation if one of these guys goes on a bad run.

    The Sox schedule actually looks to be exactly as easy (probably purposeful by the scheduling committee). The only difference is that they play the Rays instead of the A's.
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    24-8 works for me
    *KC traded Greinke and that sweep was the bonus.
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    With the Tigers road record 5 games under water....those last six games on the road aren't gimmees vs the two sub .500 teams who would love to keep the pre-season favorites from getting in the post season.

    You see what the Royals just did to us...and you know the Twins will even be more enthusiastic about it...

    They gotta be on top of the division before those last two series......the question is when will the Sox fall??
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    i don't see the Sox falling, we got to out play them.
    Or dream of that big mouth bass they been hunting !
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    You guys have way too much free time!!
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    It is actually........... time of reflection and BS for me.

    Anyways..........the White Sox will not fold. The Tigers must step up their game.

    prediction.............Tigers finish 3 games back,..........
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    For this weekend...one down two to go...only wish we were extending that lead and not reducing theirs....:crossed:
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    Too many walks. Other than that, very nice.

    Young with the swing of the night... and some bad base running.
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    The Tigers have migrated to a two ace system. Good strategy.

    1 game out with Verlander looking for redemption.
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    JV on the mound...need some run report out of the box.....
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    Scherzer with 9 Ks, i think he has more than JV now.
    Time for JV to do his 2 hit shutout.
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    Which Verlander shows up tonight? If he goes out there and lays an egg, he has to give some thought as to what has happened to his game.
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    I like Leyland. I just like Francona better.

    Welcome back, JV. Glad the boys got you some runs.
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    Delmon Young is heating up at the right time. HUGE home run to put the Tigers up 4-1. A sweep of the Sox will put Detroit and Chicago in a tie for the division lead.
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    Tigers sweep, but not without Papa Grande putting a scare into hearts of the Tiger faithful..
    Great pitching effort by Verlander and another clutch hit by Delmon Young, who as BillL said is heating up at the right time.

    New season starts tomorrow as the Tigers are tied with the Sox for the lead now and will need to take 2-3 or sweep the Indians in attempt to move ahead Sox and establish a lead before they play next week. The Sox have lost 6 of 7....:beer:
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    Last chance !
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    Great piece of hitting, too. That was not an easy pitch to hit outta the park.

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