Game 2010.004: Indians at Tigers

Yes, the Tigers have played 3 games already, but with the boys back in Detroit now it really feels like summer is back (well, except for the snow flurries this morning).

Sophomore Rick Porcello gets the home opener nod, quite the honor but also well deserved. It also is a favorable match-up. Porcello faced the Indians 4 times last year and went 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA over 25 innings.

Southpaw David Huff is on the mound for the Indians. He has never faced any of the Tigers hitters before. He had a 5.61 ERA last year and a propensity for allowing homers with 16 in 128.1 innings. He did seem to correct that problem though and only allowed 1 homer in his last 7 starts and finished the season with 5 straight quality starts.

Hope to see you down here for the festivities.

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49 Comments

  1. Keith (Mr. X)

    April 9, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Happy Ernie Harwell Day everyone!

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  3. Longball111

    April 9, 2010 at 11:07 am

    This Tigers lineup was just made to devour mediocre lefties. Play ball!!

  4. Kathy

    April 9, 2010 at 11:30 am

    OMG! I’m like a kid………so excited. Wait til the jets fly over.

  5. jud

    April 9, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Have a great opening Tiger Stadium Day everyone!

  6. Keith (Mr. X)

    April 9, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Good to see Laird finally throw a guy out. Porcello is looking nasty out there.

    • Kathy

      April 9, 2010 at 12:37 pm

      Yea, I’ve been waiting for that too, because God only know when he’ll get a hit.

  7. andre

    April 9, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I think its time for the offensive…er defensive substitution of Raburn for Damon.

  8. Tbone

    April 9, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Um, the Tigers offense can start playing any time now. Really, it’s ok.

  9. kathy

    April 9, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    If they can’t start driving the ball, then better start some small ball. Their at-bats look pathetic.

  10. jud

    April 9, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Laird didn’t hit into a DP that should count as a HIT for him

  11. Coleman

    April 9, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    B.O.O.B rally!

  12. jud

    April 9, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    anyway is OK!!!

    • Andrew

      April 9, 2010 at 1:27 pm

      I’m following on MLB Gameday. How did an infield throwing error result in three runs?

      • jud

        April 9, 2010 at 1:30 pm

        it rolled all the way to the wall in right and Jackson didn’t slow down at all and scored from third

        • jud

          April 9, 2010 at 1:31 pm

          i mean first

          • Andrew

            April 9, 2010 at 1:41 pm

            As someone else said, I’ll take that every time!

  13. Andrew in Toronto

    April 9, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Whoa. I’ll take a 2-out, 3-run error every game, please.

  14. Coleman

    April 9, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Wow…thank you, a nice 3-run error there. Nice to see Ajax fly!

  15. kathy

    April 9, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Did you see that, stephen?

    • stephen

      April 9, 2010 at 6:25 pm

      I wish I had! Nice win.

  16. jud

    April 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Inge baby!! have a day!

  17. kathy

    April 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    My God, you can hear people screaming at Laird from the stands.

    • Coleman

      April 9, 2010 at 1:46 pm

      Rod: “that foul had home-run distance…”

      See, no hits, but he did have that one good foul…

  18. Coleman

    April 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Binge!

  19. jud

    April 9, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    i’m sorry but Laird at bat is PATHETIC throw your bat at a ball low and 6 inches outside …wow

    • Coleman

      April 9, 2010 at 1:47 pm

      The dreaded Tiger K-R3L2O

      • Coleman

        April 9, 2010 at 1:50 pm

        Oops, I meant F-R3L2O, it was a fail but not a K (it seems you can’t edit anymore, hmmm).

  20. jud

    April 9, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    this is now the story of the decade….runner on third less than two outs no 0 runs

    • Coleman

      April 9, 2010 at 1:51 pm

      R3L2O is old hat…we can even do the R3L1O without a run

  21. fuprete

    April 9, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    That is so frustrating!

    I would really like to know what kind of words or thoughts take place in the dugout when this kind of failure to score happens. It’s gotta drive Leyland crazy.

  22. jud

    April 9, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Well Coke didn’t throw strikes in KC and he can’t throw strikes here…is is consistent

    • kathy

      April 9, 2010 at 1:59 pm

      I’m not real impressed with Coke because he’s not consistent.

      • Coleman

        April 9, 2010 at 2:02 pm

        The Coke was flat today.

  23. jud

    April 9, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    ZZZZZZZOOOOOOOOMMMMMM great stuff!

  24. BigMax

    April 9, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Great job, Zumaya.

  25. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    April 9, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Alright Zoom Zoom!!!

  26. jud

    April 9, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    you all look pretty bundled up in the Detroit cold…its about 70 here in LA …sorry

  27. kathy

    April 9, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Do thge Tigers have any player that can lay down a decent bunt? I hate it when they show bunt but then change their mind.

    • jud

      April 9, 2010 at 2:08 pm

      its more Leyland than the Tiger players….He just has never bunted ..

  28. Dr. Detroit

    April 9, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Zoom is the man. Whomever said we should think about trading him is nuts. Btw, what just happened? My gamecast thingy said two on, no outs, then a DP and we are out of the inning. And did Austin Jackson seriously stretch a throwing error into scoring from first? Was there even a play at the plate?

    • jud

      April 9, 2010 at 2:15 pm

      no play….. the ball whet all the way to the RF wall he scored flying by the plate running

  29. Coleman

    April 9, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Mega-Maggs!

  30. jud

    April 9, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    What a great AB bat by Damon…works the count fouls off 5 pitches and hits the right ball to move Jackson to third…that is a professional hitter that understands the game…

    Then Maggs comes thru! it was a double but if caught Jackson still would have scored..R3L2O run

    • Dr. Detroit

      April 9, 2010 at 2:35 pm

      Yeah man working counts is a Bosox staple (see Kevin Youkilis). He worked the count the other night late in the game to get a walk to set the table for Miggy’s heroics. Sure it would be nice for him to pick it up a bit in the hits department, but it’s nice to have him there working counts.

  31. Coleman

    April 9, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Sizemore needs a bit of work on the cutoff throw thing

    • kathy

      April 9, 2010 at 2:27 pm

      He looks slow.

      • kathy

        April 9, 2010 at 2:43 pm

        Wasn’t slow on that DP, however. Good win for the Tigers.

  32. jud

    April 9, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    well Sardinha…oh I mean Laird is 0 for April