Discussion in 'Football, Baseball, and Hockey' started by TaS, Nov 9, 2012.
So much for the error-free streak. Thanks, TaS :-)
I agree, Woody. There really was no need for you to mention this yesterday, TaS.
He's the guy that calls all his friends in the 7th inn when Verlander is pitching a no no and telling everybody..... :P
I just wanted to test the universe and see if it was still watching.
Nice pitching effort by JV as JL sweats out the last three innings hoping and praying that 6 run lead was enough..
NO REASON why Benoii shouldnt be closer except he is a really nice guy. We need to find us someone more mean spirited!! Good win today...
So far on the season, the Tigers have 6 players in the top 21 in the AL in terms of batting average:
1) Fielder- .429
3) Hunter- .407
6) Jackson- .386
13) Infante- .333
20) Cabrera- .320
21) Peralta- .319
Just think if VMart was hitting too!
Total team BA so far is an amazing .303. We are 1st in BA and 1st in OBP.
On the pitching front, we're looking pretty good too:
And then there is Villareal, who has given up 9 runs in 1.2 innings...
Fielding? 1 error by a pitcher.
Despite blowing several games with weak relief, we are tied for 1st place in our division and also tied for having the biggest run differential in the AL at +21.
I gotta head out to Chi -town in the morning for four days of cold rainy weather. I am back Thursday night and plans are to go to game or two this weekend. If the Clips grab home court, there maybe a game Sat or Sun.
The Tigers play the Angels this weekend at the Big A. It 's Sanchez Friday night, Fister Saturday or Scherzer on Sunday.... all days should be in the 75-85, so I am there at one of them....just have to grab a couple of tickets off Stubhub, but.... have to wait to see if the Clips will be playing at home or not.
You make me very jealous! I'm stuck here in Illinois.
This Week 2 update was brought to you by The TAS! Thanks, buddy! We should have swept and should be 10-2 now.
Great game tonight:
Fister threw 7.0 innings with only 4 hits and 1 walk allowed
Al Al and Benoit struck out 4 out of the last 6 batters in 2.0 innings of perfect ball
Offensively, Cabrera was a monster and the front of the lineup continues to dominate. 7 hits, 2 walks, and 6 RBI's for our first 3 batters: Jackson/ Hunter/ Cabrera.
And best of all, VMart started to hit the gaps with 3 hits. Although his average is only .200 on the season, he has been hitting the ball hard... just at people. I saw some analysis of his outs and it makes me feel much better about his slow start. It's just been bad luck so far it seems.
We were 2 for 10 with runners in scoring position and we struck out 16 times, but still won easily.
looking forward to Tigers sweeping the Angels after getting 2 of 3 vs dreary Seattle!
the problem of tigers is the bullpen is not it?
<porcello SHOW lol
Your dream or prediction or hope has been destroyed with the underdog angels looking for the sweep instead....Tiger lose 8-1 last night and are already down 9-0 in the first inning. Boy I am glad I procrastinated about going to both games.....now I have already decided to skip tomorrows game too, not knowing what Tiger team will show up.
Porcello threw over 47 pitches in that first inning and almost got out of it but three straight soft hits (including 2 infield hits) loaded the bases and last year's ROY Mike Trout sent one over the center field wall for his first ever grand slam.
Bad news travels fast. Angels can hit Mariners never could.
Maybe we should have traded porcello...
Well to put this team in perspective, the Tigers have a record of 9-8 and lead the majors in the # of hits with 176, , third in batting, but are 11th in runs, 23rd in HR, 24th in extra base hits.
For a supposed volatile offense, the Tigers have been outscored 20-1 in their last three games. The Angels came into the series with a record of 4-10 and were 2-4 at home and now have put 18 on the Tigers staff including dominating the starting pitching both nights here in So Cal.
Pitching ?? all of the pitchers with the exception of Coke, Portello, Dotel and Villareal have an ERA of under 3.00. The pitching staff leads the majors in the # of K's or strikeouts and the fewest amount of HR's given up but the team finds itself with a 9-8 record and run differential of +7 (77 runs on offense, 70 runs by the opposing team). We are somehow or another tied for first place...???
Lets hope Fister can slow the Angels roll, and the Tigers bats can wake up long enough to scrounge game game three Sunday.....I think I will watch this one from home too.....
lets hope we don't hit the skids before 5-1
I always consider a good start for a cold city team in April to be around 15-10 or 16-11 because of the crazy weather episodes. But teh Tigers were facing a reeling Angels team and had two pitching advantages. Just like the Angels poor 4-10 start (before facing us) , its an early EARLY season and we could playing better. A win today is a 10-8 record while the Angels would be 6-11. I'lll take OUR start more! Go Fister!
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