Hodge Podge

If I’d have had time yesterday morning, I was going to write about how the Tigers looked tired and ragged. The result of a week and a half and 3 straight series on the road. Fortunately, I didn’t have time to write because I would have looked like an idiot as Detroit tied the club record for hits in a game. There’s already been a ton written about the game, so I don’t really have anything new to add.

Unfortunately, I don’t have much of anything to comment on the Tigers today. Apparently the well is dry. Maybe after heading down to the game tonight, I will be reinvigorated.

The Tigers come home for 3 against the Orioles, and 4 against the Royals. There’s been no announcement yet, but I think Dmitri Young will be activated for tonight’s game. The Orioles have lost their last 7 games and are really struggling. In their most recent series they were outscored by the Yankees 41-17. Hopefully the Tigers can build upon yesterday’s surge, and continue to beat up the O’s pitching.

One other thing to keep in mind, is that tonight’s game will be cold. Will Jason Johnson’s blister flare up again? With Tiger starters only going 5 innings each of the last two games, the bullpen could be a little thin.

Oh, and one more thing…Go Pistons!


  1. Jason R.

    May 28, 2004 at 1:47 pm

    Kinda wished the boys had saved some of those hits for this weekend. Nonetheless, that kind of outburst has to be good for morale.

  2. Jeff M

    May 29, 2004 at 1:44 am

    I’m not one to second guess managers often, but can anyone explain why you pinch hit a .171 hitter (Norton) for your last catcher who is 1-2 with 2 walks and 2 RBIs on the night. Is there something I’m missing here? I haven’t verified it, but I’m assuming it was for the lefty/righty matchup, but geez… Is Norton 0 for 10000 against righties in close & late situations with RISP on nights with a 3/4 full moon? What stats do you have to be looking at to pass up on the guy who’s seeing the ball well for the guy who’s having an embarrassing season?