Rick Porcello will take on Kevin Slowey as the Tigers try and stave off a sweep in Minnesota. Brandon Inge gets the day off with Don Kelly playing third base. The Tigers uniforms will have the Ernie Harwell patches today.
May 5, 2010 at 12:29 pm
I’m wearing my virtual Ernie Harwell patch today.
May 5, 2010 at 12:58 pm
Ernie, no one did it better than you….thanks for the memories……RIP
May 5, 2010 at 1:15 pm
Ump is calling the outside strike on the lefties today.
Mark in Chicago
May 5, 2010 at 1:25 pm
awesome. 9 pitches and we’re down 1-0
May 5, 2010 at 1:46 pm
actually a nice job by porcello to get out the first with only 1 more run against. just watching on gameday, his release point was all over the place and he couldn’t command the fastball. the second inning had a MUCH release point and he threw 8 of 10 pitches for strikes. maybe he can build on that and shut them down the rest of the way while we get some runs off slowey.
Keith (Mr. X)
May 5, 2010 at 1:47 pm
Avila getting in a groove.
May 5, 2010 at 1:50 pm
Maybe we’ll see him get some regular play with Laird hurting.
Kevin in Dallas
May 5, 2010 at 2:01 pm
AJax cost us a run there. He’ll learn. He’s more than earned his keep, but bad route.
Tigers Fan in Toronto
May 5, 2010 at 2:02 pm
The faster we can get out of Minnie the better.
May 5, 2010 at 2:06 pm
Migy was due!
May 5, 2010 at 2:07 pm
Ridiculous catch by the fan in the first row off the Cabrera homer.
May 5, 2010 at 2:13 pm
AA just got under that one a little too much.
May 5, 2010 at 2:15 pm
Oh no…….Raburn replaces Johnny in left!
Andrew in Toronto
May 5, 2010 at 2:19 pm
Looks like the problem is the whole state of Minnesota, not just the Metrodome.
Mike in CT
Nick Punto…can the Twins trade him to the national league?
Terrible end to the inning. Cannot walk Castilla there.
Brutal, just brutal.
May 5, 2010 at 2:21 pm
These guys are called professionals.
May 5, 2010 at 2:25 pm
Tigers playing three rookies and two utility guys; this stuff, unfortunately, is going to happen a lot.
May 5, 2010 at 2:26 pm
how many of the guys that were walked have scored so far?
May 5, 2010 at 2:35 pm
It’s still only the bottom of the 5th. We still have time.
May 5, 2010 at 2:41 pm
when you watch the Tigers attempt to play outfield I wonder how much they miss VanSlyke
May 5, 2010 at 2:42 pm
May 5, 2010 at 2:43 pm
Wow what a bomb Miggs!
May 5, 2010 at 2:45 pm
that was so high… in the dome it might have been a “speaker rule” single
May 5, 2010 at 2:56 pm
Raburn caught it!
May 5, 2010 at 3:02 pm
oops nice throw to nowhere Raburn!
May 5, 2010 at 3:08 pm
Disaster averted. Let’s string together some hits now.
May 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm
Bonine has quietly done a nice job so far this year
May 5, 2010 at 3:32 pm
2 pitches to Inge and Sizemore. Yikes!
May 5, 2010 at 3:35 pm
why not bat Boesch hitting .325 and hit for Kelly hitting .172 ..guess it didn’t matter
May 5, 2010 at 3:42 pm
Because that would make sense.
May 5, 2010 at 3:46 pm
I was wondering the same thing. I caught the tracker in-between things, saw that Boesch was coming up with Miggy on and was excited as I am for Miggy/Damon coming up in a clutch situation…and he subs in Inge for him, when the next hitter was Inge’s replacement for the day?! Does it have to do with Boesch’s splits against lefties?
May 5, 2010 at 3:44 pm
Alright, here we go BOOBS, 7-8-9 due up
May 5, 2010 at 3:45 pm
Avila x 2
Well thats an encouraging start to the inning
this will guarentee AA will be on the bench Friday !
May 5, 2010 at 3:49 pm
Thats a good way to end the series… a smoked line drive for an out.
May 5, 2010 at 3:50 pm
4 home runs today and we scored…. 4 runs. Surprising for a team that is among the league leaders in OBP. Figures it works out for the Twins’ advantage though. This is the luckiest team on the planet. They are good – really good – but also incredibly lucky.
Somebody is going to have to look up how often a team gives up 4 HR (and hits none) and wins the game. Coleman? Your time to shine, buddy.
I hate the twinks…. but they ARE a much better team than the Tigers, and the best Twikies didn’t even play or pitch
May 5, 2010 at 3:56 pm
We avoided Liriano and Pavano, but still got swept. We get a much needed day off tomorrow. I know I’ll still grieving.
Air out of the balloon today.
Need at least 2 out of 3 in Cleveland, with the Yankees coming to town for four next week.
Thank goodness for an off day, almost forgot what those were.
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