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Posts in category Baseball

Rabbit, Rabbit

October’s on, snarfs!

Detroit Tigers’ Champagne AL Ce...

Congratulations, boys!


We Did It

They Don’t Write Them Any Bette...

It was the final home game at Yankee Stadium of Derek Jeter’s career. The Yankees led 5-2 going into the 9th inning. Baltimore hit a two run homer to trail 5-4. They tied it up on a solo home run. All of that had to happen so that in the bottom of the 9th, it could be tied. A leadoff single was bunted over to second, and low and behold, [...]

Scherzer & Bullpen Guide Detroit

Max Scherzer pitched six innings, allowing just two runs on a 5th inning double. He stayed through the sixth with over 100 pitches, setting up our bullpen. Joakim Soria, Joba Chamberlain, and Joe Nathan swept the relief innings, going 1-2-3 each time. Our run support was infrequent but apparent from the start. Victor Martinez launched another [...]

A Snarf Lights Tigers’ Fire

Blame $narf. I woke up groggy, and my Tigers seemed to display the same lethargy for much of the game. You know, just like the last two – great pitching while our offense just couldn’t score in the early innings. The White Sox struggled mightily off of Justin Verlander, scoring their only run on a triple. Otherwise, it was a throw [...]

Detroit Walks-Off White Sox

It looked so easy – Detroit sailed through eight David Price innings without allowing a run. Then, a 3-0 lead evaporated in the 9th. Rajai Davis scored our first run, going from first to second on a hit-and-run, then stealing third base and advancing home on an errant throw to the outfield. The Tigers were aided by Davis’ defense [...]

Tigers Look to Feed off Comerica

Despite dropping their opener today, the Tigers sit in prime position to finish their playoff push. We took the series in Kansas City and have a one game lead with six to play, all at home. Alex Avila returned to the lineup today, a great sign. Let’s keep our heads on straight and go take care of business like we did on Friday, Detroit. [...]

Detroit Steals Afternooner

Freshly awake from our game last night, this one started off at noon in Kansas City. On national television, everyone seemed to be asleep for the first three innings. A bit of a pitchers duel created that situation, especially with Max Scherzer on the hill. Torii Hunter struck first off of the Royals pitcher (he who acted an ass in our ballpa [...]

Tigers Race to 10 Runs

In game one of the three game series in Kansas City, Justin Verlander notched the win in a 10-1 win over the Royals. The Tigers scored three runs in the first inning. Ian Kinsler led off with a base hit and advanced to second base on Torii Hunter’s ensuing fly ball. Miguel Cabrera then doubled over the left fielder’s head, scoring [...]

Time to Get Serious

The Tigers finished the series in Minnesota with an 8-4 loss Wednesday. Neither the pitching or the small ball were particularly sharp, two areas I’d like to address before we play the Royals tonight. We all know how hard we’ve worked and how far we’ve come to even be in this position on Friday night. It reminds me of when w [...]

Detroit Robbed of J.D. Martinez Glory

Rick Porcello only surrendered two runs through eight innings, but we couldn’t provide him with any run support. That is, until J.D. Martinez stepped up to bat in the ninth inning. With two outs, Torii Hunter on third and Miguel Cabrera’s ghost on first, J.D. did it again, seemingly willing his home run ball over the right field f [...]


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