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Game 154: Royals at Tigers

PREGAME: The Tigers kick off their last homestand of the season with a couple of rookies doing battle.

For the Royals it will be Billy Buckner making his 4th start. Buckner has as many walks has as many walks as strikeouts in games he’s started. But he also hasn’t been hit really hard in his last two.

Jair Jurrjens is coming off his best start, a 2 hitter with 6 K’s in 5 1/3 innings. Looking at his strikeout numbers overall, he’s been fairly lucky to have the results he’s had so far – that being only 13 hits allowed in 25 innings. But the results have been very impressive nonetheless.

Game Time 7:05
KCR @ DET, Friday, September 21, 2007 Game Preview – Baseball-Reference.com

POSTGAME: The 9 game win streak began tonight! Right! Maybe? Okay, probably not. But on a night when Sean Casey homers and gets an infield single, maybe there is some magic left in this season. Even Brandon Inge came up with the winning hit, going down and getting an 0-2 curve ball and hooking it through the hole on the left side.

Jair Jurrjens had his first rough outing, and didn’t last through the 3rd inning. Fortunately Tim Byrdak was exceptional in relief and went 4 innings allowing only a walk while fanning 5 and giving the Tigers a chance to claw back in. Fernando Rodney pitched through a runner on 3rd and 1 out situation after Marcus Thames lost a ball in the lights, and Jonesy had a fairly uneventful 9th for a routine save.

Posted by on September 21, 2007.

Categories: 2007 Season, Game Post

49 Responses

  1. It was nice to have an off day…

    Let’s see if our offense can score 7 runs.

    by Adam on Sep 21, 2007 at 7:13 pm

  2. Sorry, but Granderson should be stealing just about every time he’s on base.

    Instead of a double play, you’d have one out, man on third with Sheff and Maggs coming up.

    by Adam on Sep 21, 2007 at 7:20 pm

  3. Ridiculous.

    by Adam on Sep 21, 2007 at 7:24 pm

  4. Casey!

    by Steve in OH on Sep 21, 2007 at 8:23 pm

  5. CASEY!

    Cripes, we better win now.

    by Adam on Sep 21, 2007 at 8:24 pm

  6. An infield hit and a homer for Casey in the same game? Who said the magic was gone?

    by billfer on Sep 21, 2007 at 8:53 pm

  7. I say he hits for the cycle.

    by Adam on Sep 21, 2007 at 8:54 pm

  8. Inge comes through with the bases loaded on an 0-2 count?

    Who said the magic was gone?

    by Adam on Sep 21, 2007 at 8:55 pm

  9. Yankees are getting shut out.

    by Adam on Sep 21, 2007 at 8:57 pm

  10. And the Yankees are trailing 2-0 now.

    by punisher2006 the indians fan on Sep 21, 2007 at 8:57 pm

  11. It seems this is the Adam blog tonight.

    by boombotti on Sep 21, 2007 at 8:58 pm

  12. I am watching and blogging till the end, it’s still baseball.

    by boombotti on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:00 pm

  13. Wow Scott Olsen pitching for Florida has given up eight unearned runs, it would be nice if te pitcher was not creditted with the loss in those situations.

    by boombotti on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:04 pm

  14. Nice job by Byrdak. I think he and Seay have done a pretty decent job this year. I wouldn’t mind seeing both of them come back next year.

    by Vince in MN on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:09 pm

  15. Marlins have the worst defense in baseball – 122 errors before tonights game.

    by Vince in MN on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:14 pm

  16. Yeah, Vince they are on my roster for next year as well

    by boombotti on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:16 pm

  17. BTW Toronto is up 4-0 on the Yanks in the 8th

    Don’t count us out esp if you check out the Yanks pitching matchups.

    by David on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:23 pm

  18. boom:

    Marlins are almost as bad as the ’04 Tigers, who made 144 errors that year and were last in baseball. Doesn’t it seem longer ago than that? Man, am I glad those days are over.

    by Vince in MN on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:23 pm

  19. Hearty job by Rodney there ;-)

    by Vince in MN on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:26 pm

  20. No hits since the third for the Royals.

    Anyone see that play on Pudge’s double? How do you hit it to the wall and not get a double? Ha.

    by Adam on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:34 pm

  21. If someone had told me Tim Byrdak would ever throw 4 scoreless IP in a game, I’d tell you that you was caaarazy!

    by Jim on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:37 pm

  22. So, that proves it. When Sean Casey plays, magic can happen.

    by Adam on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:42 pm

  23. And Jones does it again (saves the game, I mean)!

    by Vince in MN on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:42 pm

  24. Byrdak has been pretty consistent all year.

    by boombotti on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:43 pm

  25. Not just scoreless – HITLESS!

    by Adam on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:43 pm

  26. I have been wondering why Casey hasn’t been starting lately. I know he does not have a lot of power but I would rather see him at the plate than Thames.

    by boombotti on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:47 pm

  27. Yankees are trying to do to Halladay what we did to him last week.

    by Adam on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:51 pm

  28. Yanks are coming back on the Jays via the same way the Tigers did against Halladay.

    by boombotti on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:51 pm

  29. Read my mind Adam

    by boombotti on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:52 pm

  30. And…succeeding?

    by Adam on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:54 pm

  31. Next year:
    Were gonna get AROD
    Inge is gonna shorten his stroke and hit .280
    Curtis will learn to lay off a low curve and hit lefties
    Adam Dunn will hit 45 and play LF
    Sheff will come back with somthing to prove
    Verlander: 20 wins
    Bondo: 16
    Kenny: 17
    Robertson: 14
    Jair: 16
    Solid bullpen and polly/mags will be great.

    162-0 here we come!

    by Jim on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:55 pm

  32. I’d be happy with 150-12.

    by Adam on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:56 pm

  33. Yes, I’m sober btw.

    by Jim on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:59 pm

  34. Tying run on third base…Giambinator up.

    by Adam on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:59 pm

  35. Kinda fun night for the fans. Wish I was there.

    by Kathy on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:59 pm

  36. Yanks tie it! WTF.

    by Adam on Sep 21, 2007 at 9:59 pm

  37. Deja Vu

    by boombotti on Sep 21, 2007 at 10:00 pm

  38. Halladay and Robertson must be two of the most unlucky pitchers ever made.

    by Adam on Sep 21, 2007 at 10:01 pm

  39. Hi gang, I’m home. The fans were just terrific tonight. It looked a little thin at first and I was worried that people would not show up but it was a sea of orange and everyone was just screaming and chanting from the beginning. It was beautiful.

    And Bill, in your honor I tried the fajita wrap and it was very good!!!

    by cib on Sep 21, 2007 at 10:50 pm

  40. Greg Zaun just hit a solo shot in the 14th, jays are up 1.

    by Jim on Sep 21, 2007 at 11:41 pm

  41. 4.5 back now I keep saying if we go 9-0 (8-0) now we will at least tie

    DONT COU NT US OUT

    by David on Sep 21, 2007 at 11:58 pm

  42. [Casey kept] the sixth inning alive with a two-out infield single that bounced from foul territory (foul by feet, not inches) back into fair while Casey was freight-training to first.

    by Jeff M on Sep 22, 2007 at 12:04 am

  43. Ok, 4 1/2 back now…hey we can still hope for a miracle right?

    by Cameron in Singapore on Sep 22, 2007 at 12:07 am

  44. great game tonight! Everyone was friendly and cheering and on their feet. The wave was awesome!

    BTW, why did no one tell me about section 135? I think I just found my favorite spot in the park.

    You guys, remember when Sean Casey Homered??? I think our whole row was in shock.

    by tiff on Sep 22, 2007 at 1:15 am

  45. yes i can, every single pitcher the yanks will face b4 baltimore is either really hot l8ly or semi-hot.

    oh and btw blowing a extra inn. game should demoralize them for awhile

    we just need to keep winning, take 1 game at a time

    they need to go 4-5 now

    by David on Sep 22, 2007 at 2:08 am

  46. its possible boys, its possible.

    by Jim on Sep 22, 2007 at 8:32 am

  47. If we go 162-0, I would hope Robertson would win more than 14 games.

    by Tony P on Sep 22, 2007 at 9:40 am

  48. If we go 162-0, add ten wins to all the starters totals that Jim gave and it would be more realistic.

    by K-Man on Sep 22, 2007 at 11:30 am

  49. Nice to see the guys hitting now who did’nt hit when we really needed them.

    by ron on Sep 22, 2007 at 2:24 pm

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