Game 2010.017: Tigers at Rangers

Check out the post game wrap-up: Questioning the IBB

Max Scherzer got something many of us didn’t last night, a full night’s sleep. Scherzer traveled ahead of the team and got into Texas at a reasonable time. The rest of the team? Well, they may be sleepy. And with with Red Wings in the playoffs they didn’t even get to fly Red Bird One.

Scherzer has two quality starts this season in 3 tries despite not finding the prolific strike out numbers he experienced last year. He’s only fanned 10 in 17 innings so far. Scherzer faced the Rangers once last year and held them to 2 runs in 6 innings.

Scott Feldman went 7 innings in his first 2 starts, but didn’t make it out of the 3rd in his latest outing against the Yankees. He faced the Tigers once last year and Detroit got to him for 6 runs in 2.1 innings. Granderson did the bulk of the damage hitting homers in each of the first 2 innings.

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49 Comments

  1. Andrew

    April 23, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Do they usually use Red Bird one for road trips?

    • billfer

      April 23, 2010 at 5:09 pm

      Yep. The teams share it, but the playoff team gets priority.

  2. jason

    April 23, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    So much for the rumor that Inge would bat 5th behind Miggy. They’re throwing the youngin’ right in there in his first game.

  3. Mike in CT

    April 23, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Apparently Feldman got scratched for Rich Harden.

    Also, the Royals cut Juan Cruz and brought back Bruce Chen. Interesting.

    • Mike in CT

      April 23, 2010 at 6:54 pm

      Oh … bad news, too. Romon Colon DFA-ed.

  4. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    April 23, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    What a brutal K for Jackson!

    • Coleman

      April 23, 2010 at 8:47 pm

      K-Jax!

  5. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    April 23, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Trailing early AGAIN……when will this stop.

    • billfer

      April 23, 2010 at 8:33 pm

      It stopped yesterday.

    • jason

      April 23, 2010 at 8:36 pm

      Comebacks are more exciting.

      • Tigers Fan in Toronto

        April 23, 2010 at 8:40 pm

        Agreed …..but not good for the old ticker!

  6. Mike in CT

    April 23, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Nice start for the kid. … Radio…how close was it to going out?

  7. RoseTattoo

    April 23, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    It looked like it fell at the base of the wall. We didn’t get a slo-mo replay. A tad more lift and it woulda been gone.

  8. RoseTattoo

    April 23, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Why are we getting such a weird view of the pitcher/batter? I feel like I’m sitting in the nosebleed section.

    • Tigers Fan in Toronto

      April 23, 2010 at 8:39 pm

      That’s the Texas feed. I would also much better watch the Detroit broadcast.

  9. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    April 23, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Nice caught stealing…Alex….good throw.

  10. Coleman

    April 23, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Hmm, I don’t think Mr. Harden (“Rich, don’t call me Dick”) wants to make a habit of walking Ordonez…

  11. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    April 23, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Another DOA for Avila…..the lesson might now be …..don’t attempt to steal on Avila.

  12. Coleman

    April 23, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    A-Money > G-Money

  13. Coleman

    April 23, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Call me crazy, but I’m really looking forward to another Boesch AB…getting ready to unveil the “B-Bash” nickname (OK, but it’s better than “Practically Venezuelan”)

    • billfer

      April 23, 2010 at 9:08 pm

      Somebody has to keep up with Don Kelly.

      • Coleman

        April 23, 2010 at 9:13 pm

        “Donkey” seems to be the appropriate nickname here

  14. billfer

    April 23, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Inge has hit 2 balls hard with nothing to show for it yet.

  15. Coleman

    April 23, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    I’m officially not worried Inge has no home runs…that was his second 400 ft fly out of the season

  16. billfer

    April 23, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    I’m going to go ahead and say it. I think that the 5th inning will be Harden’s last.

  17. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    April 23, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Why was Damon playing so shallow?

    • Coleman

      April 23, 2010 at 9:34 pm

      He’s a shallow type.

  18. Coleman

    April 23, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Nice game tonight by Maggs BTW

  19. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    April 23, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Nice hit Migs….2 more RBI!

  20. Coleman

    April 23, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    CabreRBI!

  21. Coleman

    April 23, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Every time I hear Dickerson say “Harden ready” I can’t help thinking about the Hot ‘n Ready, except with disturbing overtones. But that’s just me…

    • kathy

      April 23, 2010 at 9:47 pm

      potent?

      • Coleman

        April 23, 2010 at 9:54 pm

        well, at least it’s not just me…

        :)

  22. Coleman

    April 23, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    RBInge time…

  23. Coleman

    April 23, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Ooops…Brennan Botch

  24. JIMMAC

    April 23, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Anyone ever see that called a balk before?

    • Coleman

      April 23, 2010 at 9:53 pm

      I’ve seen a catcher use his mask before to stop a rolling bunt and it was called catcher interference…never a balk before, but I wouldn’t be surprised that that’s the rule…the fact that Leyland came out to argue, heard about two words, and turned around and went back, makes me think that it’s a by-the-rule thing that, as a former catcher, he immediately recognized…but that’s just my guess…

  25. fuprete

    April 23, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Rangers just held a seminar on how to score with men on base. Hope the Tigers were taking notes.

  26. Coleman

    April 23, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Sizemore was envious of K-Jax…now he has his own silver tri-cornered hat

    • Coleman

      April 23, 2010 at 10:06 pm

      K-Jax, not to be outdone, grabs his own tri-cornered…we must look quite dashing and patriotic out there sporting all these tri-corners…

  27. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    April 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    A shame to waste a strong quality start by Scherzer.

  28. Coleman

    April 23, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Good games by Max, Maggs, Boesch, and Ramon (especially that last AB)…but odds are, if you are in Texas and score 2, you WILL lose.

  29. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    April 23, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Good go Maglio!

  30. ian (seattle)

    April 23, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    What a 9th inning…Santiago deserves a steak dinner from the team.

  31. billfer

    April 23, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    I don’t get this move at all. I don’t like walking Garko to get to Cruz. Hope this turns out okay, but I don’t get the decision.

  32. David G

    April 23, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    And I don’t get why the IF would be playing “In” as opposed to DP-depth, if the Rangers announcers are to be believed.

    • ian (seattle)

      April 23, 2010 at 11:15 pm

      force at home

  33. David G

    April 23, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Well, it didn’t matter. LEADOFF WALKS.

    • Mike in CT

      April 23, 2010 at 11:27 pm

      Cardinal sin. … and Ni has been so useful usually…