skcabdnomaiD ta sregiT :34 emaG

:EMAGERP: .thginot tnemhsinup eht re ,dnuom eht sekat agarralaG odnamrA

:puenil siht etanimod ot steg rezrehcS xaM

FC ,nosrednarG .1
FL ,ecyoJ .2
B3 ,nelliuG .3
FR ,zenodrO .4
B1 ,arerbaC .5
C ,zeugirdoR .6
SS ,airetneR .7
B2 ,nrubaR .8
P ,agarralaG .9

moc.ecnerefeR-llabesaB – weiverP emaG 8002 ,71 yaM ,yadrutaS ,IRA @ TED

POSTGAME: For those wondering, no we won’t be doing every game in reverse-text until they lose again. This was a one time slump busting move. Though I do expect the Tigers socks to remain high for the time being.

The Tigers seemed to have rubbed off some on the D-backs. It was Arizona biffing a bunt and then Orlando Hudson having the brain fart and not running to first while the Pudge Rodrgiuez made the heads up play to turn 2. It was Connor Jackson letting a routine dribbler extend an inning leading to the Tigers first runs. It was Arizona pitching walking 6 batters. It was Arizona hitters failing to deliver with runners in scoring position and hitting into double plays.

Okay, the Tigers still did most of that stuff too. They walked 6. Ryan Raburn dropped a double play throw. It appeared there was another pop-out that went uncalled. The Tigers still struggled with RISP. But a win is a win. And there was stuff to be encouraged about. Miguel Cabrera continued to hit the ball hard. Curtis Granderson managed a couple hits. And Matt Joyce looks completely unfazed despite hitting 4 homers in 10 games.

Armando Galarraga could probably be described as effectively wild last night. He wasn’t particularly sharp in issuing 5 walks, but he did only allow 1 hit. It was the 4th quality start in the last 5 games for Tigers starters who appear to be turning things around as a group.

78 Comments

  1. Shane Temporarily in Toledo

    May 17, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    !sregiT og steL

  2. Brian P

    May 17, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    ?euqse-gniwO eb wohemos odnamrA naC

  3. Tbone

    May 17, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    !thginot puenil eht ni nurbaR dna ecyoJ ees ot eciN

  4. Tbone

    May 17, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    ?siht ekil gnitnemmoc peek ot evah ew od thginot niw yeht fI

  5. Jeff

    May 17, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    .truh seye yM

  6. Brian P

    May 17, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    .gnoht dlog a naht ypeerc ssel tola era skcos hgih ehT

  7. Vince in MN

    May 17, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    .emalf eht ot htom eht ekiL

  8. Vince in MN

    May 17, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    ?thginot etalp emoh dniheb retah-regiT a ereht sI

  9. Tony P

    May 17, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    ?tahW

  10. David G.

    May 17, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    What the…..is going on out here…?

  11. Vince in MN

    May 17, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    .yalp ni ti peeK sekirts worhT .llab eht thguac nelliuG – trats dooG

  12. Brian P

    May 17, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    .htrowsnraF elyK fo em sdnimer yreviled s’rezrehcS

  13. Ken in Cincinnati

    May 17, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    What, you can’t speak rtkagjkdkj???

  14. Chris

    May 17, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Backwards?

  15. Dylan

    May 17, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Ha! I love it.

  16. Joey the K in Portland OR

    May 17, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    !refliB ,ti nivoL

  17. Joey the K in Portland OR

    May 17, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    !oot skcos hgih eht nivoL

  18. Vince in MN

    May 17, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    nalyD & sirhC:

    .uoy dnatsrednu t’nac ew ,yrroS

  19. Kurt

    May 17, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    !!krow fo tol a nekat evah tsum tahT

  20. David G.

    May 17, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    .revo srennur eht evom t’nac llits egduP

  21. NM ni ecniV

    May 17, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    !!gniticxE .eno sehctac arrerbaC won dnA

  22. NM ni ecniV

    May 17, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    !teewS .3-2-1

  23. Jeff M.

    May 17, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    !!taerg si sihT

  24. Jeff M.

    May 17, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    …eitnu dlrow eht fo scyxelsiD

  25. NM ni ecniV

    May 17, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    .golbeW regiT tiorteD orraziB ehT ot emocleW

  26. Patrick

    May 17, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    A lob; a rap as bat stabs; a parabola!

    .reisae ti ekam semordnilaP

  27. NM ni ecniV

    May 17, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    able was I ere I saw elba

  28. Jeff

    May 17, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    .PI6 ni BB4, H5, K4, R1 :thginot ellertnoD

  29. Jim

    May 17, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    RACECAR

  30. Dylan

    May 17, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    .dnuora nrut eht ot yek eht era skcos gnol ehT

  31. Dylan

    May 17, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    …esrever ni nettirw eb ot sah golb elohw siht thginot niw sregit eht fI

  32. Brian in Tampa

    May 17, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Wow! This is hard reading. My head hurts, and it’s not from the Tigers.

  33. NM ni ecniV

    May 17, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    :apmaT ni nairB

    .detcennoc si gnihtyrevE

  34. NM ni ecniV

    May 17, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    “Am I mad, eh?” Giselle sighed, “Am I, Ma?”

  35. Brian in Tampa

    May 17, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    .kaerb a fo egatnavda koot eW. .woW

  36. ybloM ffeJ

    May 17, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    “Am I mad, eh?” Giselle sighed, “Am I, Ma?”

    .srettel gnorw eht dezilatipac uoY.

    .oot ni m’I sseug I os ,serusaem etarepsed rof llac semit etarepsed tub ,epyt suoititsrepus eht ton m’I

  37. Brian P

    May 17, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    .yllufepoH .emag siht reniM ees t’now ew tsael tA

  38. Kathy

    May 17, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    ?huH

  39. charlie

    May 17, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    if they send galaragga down to the minors i would say they are trying to improve their draft position because nothing else makes sense.

  40. Brian in Tampa

    May 17, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    !ecyoJ

  41. Kathy

    May 17, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    !lufwa

  42. NM ni ecniV

    May 17, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    .ni ‘nivom si (ecyoJ) god gnuoy a, revo no ti evom ot (dleiffehS) god dlo eht rof emiT

  43. Brian in Tampa

    May 17, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    ?dezeeuqs teg srehctip ruo od ro, em ti sI

  44. Brian P

    May 17, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    .noinipo ym ni ,yadot sllac dab tnatalb oN

  45. Brian P

    May 17, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    !zzepoL

  46. Brian in Tampa

    May 17, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    .PD teewS

  47. David G.

    May 17, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    The backwards posting is flat brutal. I’ll step up and post normal.

  48. NM ni ecniV

    May 17, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    .esaelp snur erom ynaM .won tghir retsaocrelloR eldnah nac I kniht t’ond I

  49. Tbone

    May 17, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    .snur erom owt deen yeht kniht llits I

  50. Brian in Tampa

    May 17, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    .egdup yalp a tahW

  51. Jeff

    May 17, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    !!!egduP

  52. Brian P

    May 17, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    .ton sseug I ?elur ylf dleifnI

  53. Joey the K in Portland OR

    May 17, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    !!!egduP yob attA

  54. David G.

    May 17, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Perfect opportunity for the TJ blown save.

  55. David

    May 17, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    lol

    hold on high sox tigs

  56. NM ni ecniV

    May 17, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    .emit gniyalp erom gnitteg eb dlouhs ogaitnaS ebyam ,yletal airetneR morf niotcudorp fo dnik eht neviG

  57. Brian in Tampa

    May 17, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    .retsaoc eht no teg ot emiT

  58. Tbone

    May 17, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    !noitats eht evael ot tuoba si retsaocrelloR JT eht ,sklof ni sevlesrouy partS

  59. Jeff

    May 17, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    !apluc aem !!TIDE PBH-tsoP yllamron etirw dluohs ew ebyam os ,raey siht tcefrep neeb s’eh esruoc fO .ysenoJ nom’C

  60. Tbone

    May 17, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    The 5-run curse is broken!

  61. Brian in Tampa

    May 17, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Alright we won, I’m done with backwards. Joyce has to stay in LF. HIGH SOCKS RULE!!

  62. Tony P

    May 17, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    YAY

  63. Jeff

    May 17, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    !lausu sa gnikcarw-evreN

  64. Brian in Tampa

    May 17, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Oh yeah. No way Galarraga should get sent down. NO WAY!!

  65. NM ni ecniV

    May 17, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    .005. hcaer yeht litnu tsop sdrawkcab ni niamer tsum ew ,”illirG fo esruC ehT” dne ylurt ot redro nI

  66. NM ni ecniV

    May 17, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    :thguoht tsal enO

    A tip: save Eva’s pita.

  67. Brian in Tampa

    May 17, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Funny, NM ni ecniV

  68. Brian P

    May 17, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Seriously. It would be criminal to take Armando out of the rotation. Yet with our five contracted starters, it’s probably going to happen.

    What’s a possible solution? Nate to long relief?

  69. Jeff

    May 17, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    [nohtyP ytnoM\] !!!”boltoN” eb dluow “notloB” fo emordnilap ehT

  70. Dave BW

    May 17, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    It would seem the backwards talk scared almost everyone away. Oh well.

  71. Mike R

    May 17, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    This is going to be an unpopular opinion but Galarraga did not look particularly good to me. His command all night was spotty.

  72. Brian in Tampa

    May 17, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    The backwards is tough. It did work though. I will talk to you all tomorrow. I could be a little late, (beach with wife) but I will be here with high socks and sdrawkcab talk, if necessary. Peace.

  73. neB

    May 18, 2008 at 1:09 am

    ?pu siht peek ot dnetni syug uoy od gnol woH

  74. ffeJ

    May 18, 2008 at 1:24 am

    .”no” si tinU eht fi sruoh 81 tuoba ni eb yam hcihw ,ssol txen eht litnU

  75. jason

    May 18, 2008 at 11:00 am

    so, i was only half-watching. did jones have the high socks when he was pitching? i saw after the game they pulled his socks down and pants legs up…

    i think everyone else on the field did have the high-socks look going. i despise the normal ordenez/guillen/etc look. hopefully, this stupid superstition carries on.

  76. Jeff M

    May 18, 2008 at 11:08 am

    For those wondering, no we won’t be doing every game in reverse-text until they lose again. This was a one time slump busting move.

    .pots ot gniog ton m’I .flesruoy tiuS

  77. tiff

    May 18, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    noitulover skcos hgih (high socks revolution)

    I’m on a “baseball break” but of course it was on at the bar last night, as much as I tried to avoid watching it. It was great to see a signal of team camaraderie (the socks) and also being a fan of high socks I hope the stay around the whole time. Except for Renteria, who could do with some actual high socks, and Todd Jones who should never expose skin like that again.

  78. Jair Jurrjens Autographed Jersey Owner

    March 26, 2009 at 5:47 am

    G’day!
    As an Australia-based Braves fan, I found your blog on google and read a few of your other Braves posts.
    I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.