Game 29: Tigers at Royals

PREGAME: My buddy Russ said I shouldn’t write about the Tigers 5 game winning streak, so I won’t.

Tonight it will be a battle of southpaws with Mike Maroth taking on Odalis Perez.

Perez has been pretty consistently not-bad this year. He’s allowed either 3 or 4 runs in each start, and pitched 5 to 6 innings in every start but one.

Game Time 7:10pm

38 thoughts on “Game 29: Tigers at Royals”

  1. “I have a bad feeling about this…”

    OK, who jinxed this game with talk of a winning streak?!? 😉

  2. Good start to the 5th inning with a double from Monroe. The Tigers have looked a little sluggish tonight but maybe they can get something goin in this inning. Maroth hasn’t been exactly stellar.

  3. Grilli sux. Period.

    I don’t know how much more proof we need, or how many more situations he blows to prove it.

  4. I wouldn’t say he sucks but he is having some serious issues so far this year. The last few outings for him have been just plain embarrassing.

  5. Sheffield is attending his grandfather’s funeral. Should be back tomorrow, I believe.

  6. I heard he hurt himself warming up in the bullpen. Trainers were looking at his hand or something.

  7. Been busy traveling so haven’t had a chance to post this season.

    Just looking at the pitching stats and I was surprised to find that the bullpen is responsible for 8 of the 11 losses so far this year. Regardless of what you think of Maroth and Durbin, the starters collectively are only responsible for losing a little over 10% (3 out of 29) of their starts.

  8. As Baseball Tonight ended on ESPN just now, they said “Joel Zumaya injured in the bullpen, apparently seriously. We’ll have more on the next edition of Baseball Tonight.”

    Hopefully they’re jumping to conclusions.

  9. Joel hurt his hand while warming up in the bullpen for the 8th inning. The trainer ran over to him and the next thing we saw was Zoom walking back to the dugout holding his right hand up. Someone said he heard a “pop” in his middle finger. He looked like he was in dreadful pain. Doesn’t look good.

  10. Great win tonight. Hitters didn’t panic early and took care of business late.

    6-0 in Maroth’s starts now. My theory is that the baseball gods still owe him from the 20-loss season.

    Good to get this one, as Greinke vs. Durbin is no sure thing tomorrow.

  11. FSN’s postgame said Zumaya was taken to the hospital. We’ll probably be left with no good information until tomorrow.

  12. Someone must owe Maroth something, Kyle, because this was not a very good outing for him. However, a win’s a win, I’m glad for this one. Another good example of Leyland’s mantra “nine full innings”.

    And as far as Zumaya, I’m guessing a dislocated finger is serious, but less serious than say, a broken finger. Hopefully the recovery time will be shorter. Still, either one sounds painful to me.

  13. The AP on Zumaya’s injury:

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — While winning a wild ballgame, Detroit may have lost a valuable pitcher before he could even get onto the field.

    Joel Zumaya, whose fastball can exceed 100 mph, was warming up in the bullpen during Saturday night’s 7-5 victory over Kansas City when he “felt something pop” in the middle knuckle of his pitching hand. He was hurried to the hospital.

    “He threw a pitch in the bullpen, a fastball, and this joint, this [middle] knuckle, he felt something pop,” said manager Jim Leyland. “He’s being checked out at the hospital. That’s all the information I have for you at this time.”

    A key member of the bullpen, Zumaya is 1-1 with a 3.63 ERA in 17 1/3 innings for the defending AL champions.

    “I don’t want to make any comments yet because I don’t want to be premature,” Leyland said. “But I can tell you this, if it is a situation where we’ve lost Joel for a period of time, then that tests the character of your team and other guys have to step up. I’m assuming he’s going to be out for a while. I would guess. But I just don’t know.”

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