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Posts in category Baseball

J.D. Martinez Smashes 9th Inning Game...

We couldn’t get nothin’ going. Nothin’. That changed, thank god, in the top of the ninth: but before we properly ride off into the sunset, let us not forget this game would have ended 2-1 with the following opportunites squandered: Bases loaded, no outs. Rajai Davis and Suarez strike out. And there were several others I̵ [...]

Tigers Launch Five Home Runs into Lab...

The Tigers did not respect the holiday, refusing to rest on this sunny Labor Day. Cleveland? They abode. Miguel Cabrera silenced his critics with a two-run shot to begin the game. He wasn’t finished, launching another solo shot later in the contest. The Tigers led 2-1 when Victor Martinez brought himself to the dong show, sending Clevel [...]

Tigers Split Doubleheader with 8-4 Ni...

A 6-3 loss with Max Scherzer on the mound forced the Tigers to flip the doubleheader on Chicago. (Detroit scored all three runs in the first game on two first inning home runs - Ian Kinsler, Victor Martinez.) Kyle Ryan made his major league debut for Detroit in the second game. Ryan saved the day, working six innings without allowing a run. T [...]

Taking Care of Business

Game One in Chicago: Detroit Wins 7-1 Justin Verlander gave up an unlucky run to begin the contest. He tried to pick a runner off first, but the snarf got away and made his way to third base. He would score – but the White Sox also loaded the bases that inning and came away empty. Verlander didn’t allow another player to cross hom [...]

Tigers Walk-Off Winners!

Alex Avila banged home the game’s walk-off winner in the bottom of the ninth with two outs. Avila sent one past Ichiro in right field with Tigers on first and third and the game tied. Call-up starting pitcher Kyle Lobstein kept us in the game, giving up only two runs (one earned), four hits, and one walk on the afternoon. He was backed [...]

Tigers 5, Yankees 2

Rick Porcello earned his 15th win of the season thanks to eight innings of two-run ball. All the Yanks mustered was two solo home runs by the same snarf and no walks. Detroit, meanwhile, worked it together to bring across five total. Rajai Davis walked in the game’s initial run. J.D. Martinez drove in our second run (“Big Cat̶ [...]

Tigers Take It to Twins

Leading 3-0 with Max Scherzer on the mound, it appeared that might be enough run support early on. However, the Twins tied it later that inning, forcing the offense to take action. Victor Martinez gave us the lead back on a delivery just south of the left field border, setting us up for two total runs that inning. Martinez wasn’t finish [...]

Tigers Rally for Eight Runs to Top Tw...

Down 4-2, Detroit reached into their heart and pulled out six more runs to defeat Minnesota 8-6. Justin Verlander settled down after allowing those initial four runs to earn his 11th win on the season. What a relief to have our ace healthy. Miguel Cabrera, bad ankle and all, drove in our 3rd run. Eugenio Suarez gave us the lead with a single, [...]

Come to Detroit, Kid

Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers front-runners to add Cuban OF Rusney Castillo. Trust me. Boston is a flash in the pan every other year – Detroit will contend now and forever. St. Petersburg, Fla. — The Tigers’ top two front-office generals, Dave Dombrowski and Al Avila, both were with the team this week as Detroit continued its chase for [...]

David Price Tosses One-Hitter in Retu...

…and he has to take the loss! C’mon, Tiger bats!! Detroit squandered the gem of a performance, failing to score for Price in nine innings. A first inning error put a Ray on base, who scored on a triple to the wall that Torii Hunter seemed too lackadaisical on. After that, our boy Price did not allow a fucking base runner: no more [...]

Rick Porcello Shuts Out Rays

The Tigers scored in their first at-bats. Miguel Cabrera worked a two-out walk, then Victor Martinez teed one down the first base line. As the Rays fumbled around for it, “Big Cat” circled the bases, beating the throw home on a hustlin’ slide. The game stayed at 1-0 Detroit for six innings. With Porcello pitching smoothly, w [...]

Tigers Prevail in Eleven

Behind ten walks. Whoa. Max Scherzer started the game a little rough. He must have been distracted by my neighborhood’s noisy snarfs (damn kids!), too – the Rays achieved a three run first inning on one hit. After that, Max settled down, allowing only one run as he earned outs for seven total frames. Scherzer pitched the final inn [...]


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