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Discussion in 'Football, Baseball, and Hockey' started by TaS, Nov 9, 2012.
Some of you guys are just scared to believe. Too jaded. So sad.
Not me. This is the year. Time to reclaim what is rightfully ours. Go Tigers!!
You kidding me? Miggy is unreal. 13th HR in the 9th inning or later by him this year.
Tigers win today gives them the best record in the AL and 4th best in the MLB. Migs moving close to Davis in the HR race.
YEAH...HIS wife is super fine and I think ONE of them got caught doin somethin naughty! I think they are a nice couple. Met them when I lived in Milwaukee. Hope they can work it out.
It would mean that I would probably attend my first world series game...if I can afford the tickets...in my Tiger gear cheering against the home team.
TIGER TALK: I went camping this weekend so I missed every game but today's BUT let me say that NO ONE wants to face this Tigers team in the place. I believe that in September they will go about 22-8 and run away from everyone. Miguel Cabrera has past George Brett and Albert Pujols as the great hitter I have ever seen. I would start Max in Game 1 of every playoff series he is in. His confidence is off the chain. How many games did we waste cuz Leyland wouldnt let Benoit close??????? Iglesias is the real deal. He makes exceptional plays seem boring!!!!! This IS a very good team and a better team than last year.
At least 4 that I can remember. Probably more like 6 though.
I just looked at the game logs for Scherzer and Sanchez to try to figure out what Sanchez's record would be if he would have had Scherzer's run support (which is the highest in the MLB). I took the games sequentially (i.e. MS's 1st game vs AS's 1st game and so on). It looks to me like Sanchez would be 15-1 right now with 5 no decisions (2 were blown by the bullpen and the other 3 were either ties when he left the game or games where the Tigers would have been trailing, but later caught up). Verlander would be 14-2 with 8 no decisions (4 blown by the bullpen and 4 tied when he left the game). Verlander has pitched 2 more games than MS, so I didn't count his last 2, where he allowed 4 runs and 2 runs- a no decision and a loss with 1 run of support). This is not an exact science because of the situational happenings, but it gives a pretty good indication of why MS's W-L is so much better than our other pitchers. Max has been great, but not great enough to win at a 95% clip.
I'll go negatory on this. All the media mouths will say it's a great matchup because you have a big market team and that'll pull ratings. Big markets have nothing to do with good baseball. Give me central American baseball like Pittsburg or St. Louis maybe Cinncinati vs the Tigs. It's a level playing field, big markets get no special treatment.
As for Max's run support, they gotta let one of our pitchers breathe. Justin just seems to shoot himself in the foot and Sanchez isn't understood yet. I see these guys closing out strong.
Just consider this: Between 1992-2005, there were 42 elections for American League Most Valuable Player, Cy Young and rookie of the year. And just 10 times did a Tigers player get a vote — and nobody even sniffed a first-place vote. The best showings the Tigers had during that span: Cecil Fielder was ninth in MVP voting in 1992; Todd Jones, of all people, was fifth in Cy Young voting in 2000; and Tony Clark finished third in rookie of the year voting in 1996. Again, though not a single first-place vote — not for them, and not for Pudge Rodriguez (MVP), Carlos Guillen (MVP), Deivi Cruz (MVP, rookie), Tony Phillips (MVP), Chris Gomez (rookie), Carlos Pena (rookie) or Nate Robertson (rookie), other Tigers who, at least, made a ballot or two. Those dark days, they really weren’t that long ago, but they sure seem so — given that since 2006, the Tigers have won two MVPs (Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander), a Cy Young (Verlander) and a rookie of the year (Verlander). And they’v Nice long article about from 1992, and to now concerning Tiger history From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130820/SPORTS0104/308200013#ixzz2cWiOhk7x
Cabrera was looking like he was hurting tonight. JL might want to consider forcing a week of rest on him for his own good.
Exactly. Injury could get worse. We need that guy healthy.
All the Tigers doctors and trainers say it won't get any worse if he plays like this. It is amazing how well he has played the last 2 weeks despite having abdominal strain, sore hip, bad shin, etc. Yesterday, he actually looked human on that last strikeout. I was starting to wonder if he was human...
Just went to a Cubs game... makes me realize how good the Tigers are right now. The Cubs pitchers just give up hit after hit and it doesn't matter. Meanwhile, the stadium is packed and nobody knows what the score is.
Once you see what involved with a Chicago Hot Dog.....then you understand their long plight...
I tried one of those at O'Hare a couple of months ago...
Straight up volcanic fecal release ! and you know it before hand.
I'm glad Verlander has figured out what's wrong. 5 ER through five so far vs. the Twins today.
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