I’m taking advantage of a break in the schedule to get some sleep tonight. But I will share this mish mash of information:
The Zumaya Injury
Detroit Tiger Tales has the Joel Zumaya situation thoroughly covered. Essentially it isn’t that serious, but Joel is worried, and he shouldn’t be out that long, but we don’t know how long that long is. And Carmen Harlen said on tonight’s local 4 broadcast that the MRI was encouraging.
Game Time Change
As you’ve probably all heard the first pitch will now be thrown at 4:30 tomorrow in an effort to keep the rather from being really freaking cold. Instead it will just be really cold. As for how this effects the team, we learned last night that Alexis Gomez likes hitting at 5:00pm.
Billfer on the radio
Oh no, Deadspin likes the Tigers
Way back on the morning of August 8th things were sunny in Tiger Town. They had just knocked off Francisco Liriano and taken a 10 game lead and Deadspin gave the Tigers permission to print playoff tickets. They then went 19-31.
Well today Will Leitch once again endorsed the Tigers.
The Tigers look like they’re not gonna be beaten by anyone, in either league. Before the NLCS has even had a chance to start yet — more on this later — the Tigers have sucked the life out of the A’s and the ALCS like a grizzled, mustachioed, Olmos-faced manager pounding down some Winstons before taking questions for Thom Brennaman.
Here’s the scoop on the events at Comerica this weekend:
- Friday, Game 3: Mickey Lolich throws out the first pitch. National Anthem by The Temptations Review
- Saturday, Game 4: George Kell throws out the first pitch. National Anthem by Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit
- Sunday, Game 5: Ernie Harwell throws out the first pitch. National Anthem by Josh Gracin
The gates open at 2pm each day.
The Lions are playing on Sunday as well. If you are a Lions fan with a parking pass for the Tigers garage, you are to park in the Compuware garage and there will be a shuttle available to take you to Ford Field.