Discussion in 'Football, Baseball, and Hockey' started by TaS, Nov 9, 2012.
Hopefully JV is the Tigers version of Mr. October!
JV was Mr. October alright, but where did the offense go? This is what I've been afraid of - 17 straight innings with no runs for offense.
scoreless in the last 17 innings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Only scored in one inning over the last 34 innings!!!!!! This offense is coming home to roost. It is what we thought it was...
BUT..lets hope some home cooking fires us up....
HOWEVER...Cabrera can NOT pull the ball
Fielder can NOT pick him up and carry this team
and We have NO other power options, i.e. a Delmon Young to hit a surprise homer////
YET>>.Sanchez and Fister are better than what Oakland can throw at us
The series is tied coming home, so I am optimistic, but something needs to happen with the offense. If they get by Oakland, Boston awaits and they will score runs.
No way we beat Boston. They have been the best team since Day 1. They just slammed Moore AND Price for 19 RUNS!!!
BUT...lets get there first
For those early birds, the Tigers lost this game at 12:29 AM EDT.
Another walk off loss as JV pitches another master piece and the Tigers fail to score a run for him. Wasted 3.5 hours for hometown Tiger fans that stayed up late to watch the game.
It was classic pitchers duel with the veteran JV matched up against the rookie Sonny Gray who the TBS announcers anointed the future CY Young winner at the end of three after he struck out Ajax, Hunter and Miggy to punch out the side.
Both pitchers got out of plenty of jams, but AL-AL who was semi brilliant saving Drew Smelly's behind in the 8th was the victim of two line shots that got by our big guns at the corners >Cabrera and Fielder. So before Verlander could get his arm iced down, the Tigers were in trouble and there was no JV to get them out of the jam and apparently JL thought he would save Benoit for extra innings.
Porcello came in and gave up the winning hit on the first pitch. Steve Vogt the guy who ended Verlander's night by taking him to 10 pitches before striking out to end the 7th, came up at the key spot in the ninth and lined the first pitch over Igleses for the walk off run.
Notes: AJAX struck out 4 times. Fielder bounced into 3 grounders . The Tigers top 5 were 1-20 in tonights' game with Miggy getting the only hit in that group
In addition to Miggys hit, Don Kelly got 2 and Igleses beat out one. Everyone else was just taking in the pleasant California temps and going through the motions.
Miggy is struggling and now you wonder if the delay in the Tigers clinching and JL playing Miggy up to game 161, will hamper the Tigers in the next round....if they get there...
Key play IMO, came in the 5th inning where the Tigers have a man on 1st and 3rd with one out and Ajax swings and strikes out on what appeared to be a ball, and the fastest Tiger on the team was thrown out at second by two feet on a hit and run.
Tigers need to take care of business in game 3 and 4 as I believe the A's will bring back Sonny for game 5...as he basically manhandled the boys from Motown.
The A's have struck out 29 times and still stole one game....
Tigers are now 14-21 in games that JV has started this year.....not all his fault as I believe they were shut out in three of those losses and the bullpen lost the other 9 games.
The Tigers have scored 7 runs in the last 6 games......
Porcello threw a few pitches. Infield was in, so not much he could do. Any bat on ball pretty much wins the game. Porcello would have been a great choice to start the 9th imo since we didn't know how long the game would go and he had starter stuff and endurance.
Good news is that verlander turned the switch. Sonny was unhittable...just nasty action.
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Justin is an albatross this year. Is there another Tiger pitcher more snake-bit than him ? When you consider run support ?
I wonder if Justin were to buy each player a Rolex, if the run support would suddenly change.
Just seems odd to me that Scherzer always gets runs and Justin never does.
You still want Verlander in the bullpen?
Yea...until he buys each player a Rolex. He's at the very least...Snakebit.
I've never actually eaten crow. How does it taste? Like chicken?
Who is our hitting coach? He might be getting too much money. It is a good thing they have Don Kelly. He was the offensive superstar yesterday.
I may have underestimated Verlander's importance for the playoffs. let me make a peace offering.
I was never a big fan of Easter -- until now.
We had 3 infield hits yesterday and cabrera's poke single. We were lucky not to get 1 hitted.
On the other hand, the A's did their damage on ground ball choppers past 1st and 3rd base. No real deep hits by either team all series.
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THIS IS WHY I said all year that ...again..STATS in the regular season mean nothing! You hav eto build a team to win in a series! Like the Wings have done for years. The Tigers hitting woes all year show up when it's on the line.
How about this :::: Trade Fielder to Yankees in a sign and trade for Robinson Cano. Move Infante to 3rd base and Cabrera back to first! ALL problems solved. Its the only scenario rEAL ENOUGH To work. Fielder probably hits 45 homers in NY and Cano stabalizes a great up the middle defense with Iglesias.
Cano is going to want one of those contracts that no one lives up to after signing.
You don't think he will be worth $305 million over the next 10 years?
Plus, if you're going to move Cabrera from 3B, then you would bring up one of the top prospects in baseball (Nick Castellanos) to replace him.
he can ASK for whatever he wants...no one is gonna do those contracts anymore. But u are still basically trading Prince's contract for Cano's.
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