Game 2010.030: Tigers at Indians Redux

We’ll try this again, although the conditions don’t look much better than last night. Dan Dickerson reports that there are 60mph win gusts in Cleveland. Regardless of the direction of the wind, it will certainly making catching the ball a challenge.

That wind would certainly seem to favor Justin Masterson who gets 56.8% of balls hit on the ground as opposed to the other Justin, Justin Verlander who only has a 38.2% ground ball rate.

Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians – May 8, 2010 – MLB.com Preview

44 Comments

  1. Jud

    May 8, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    hey just roll it up there everything is a strike today….1:55 game

    • Vince in MN

      May 8, 2010 at 1:58 pm

      Who cares about ground balls.

  2. jud

    May 8, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    atta boy ROOKIES!!!!

  3. mcb

    May 8, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Our pitchers need to learn what a shutdown inning is.

  4. Vince in MN

    May 8, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Note to Verlander: good things happen when you throw strikes, bad things happen when you don’t.

  5. Andrew in Toronto

    May 8, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    If Verlander is really going to be the ace we want him to be, he’s just going to have to throw 130 pitches per game. Doesn’t look like there is any other way for him. So, I hope he can handle it!

    • Vince in MN

      May 8, 2010 at 2:54 pm

      The problem is, that 130 pitches too often translates to 7 innings or less.

  6. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    May 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    That was a brain-cramp move by Verlander.

  7. Jud

    May 8, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    hey Miggy you have to have one foot on the bag at first?????????????

    • Tigers Fan in Toronto

      May 8, 2010 at 3:04 pm

      The runner was safe even if he had his foot on the base.

      • Jud

        May 8, 2010 at 3:07 pm

        maybe

  8. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    May 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I hope this is it for bad innings today!

  9. Jud

    May 8, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    walk and end up scoring..walk and end up scoring . lead off .walk aand end up scoring could be the story of this year,,,

    • Tigers Fan in Toronto

      May 8, 2010 at 3:08 pm

      Walks have so far this year bitten the Tigers in the a$$ just about every time!

  10. Coleman

    May 8, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    On the bright side: Kerry Wood

    • Coleman

      May 8, 2010 at 3:21 pm

      Darn, that’s all the K-Wood we get…

  11. Vince in MN

    May 8, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I’m losing my patience with Verlander. First three innings: 44 pitches. Next three innings: 75 pitches. I don’t expect him tp pitch a shutout every game, but this is a regular pattern now. I am beginning to think he is just another Bonderman with more strikeouts.

    • Jud

      May 8, 2010 at 3:20 pm

      even his body language changes. he was all over the place …body wise in those last three and in the first three very mch under control

    • Shane Trapped in Toledo

      May 8, 2010 at 7:18 pm

      “I am beginning to think he is just another Bonderman with more strikeouts.”

      I do not understand what you are getting at? In terms of overall talent? The amount of pitches he throws? I really do not see too many similarities between the two.

  12. Jud

    May 8, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    frickin Maggs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jud

      May 8, 2010 at 3:24 pm

      someday that Cabrerra guy might just become a good hitter!

      • Coleman

        May 8, 2010 at 3:27 pm

        Yeah, too bad we’re trading him to Boston

  13. Vince in MN

    May 8, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Think Don Kelly and Ryan Raburn as Action Jackson and Miggy Cabrera’s replacements in the lineup.

  14. Coleman

    May 8, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Maybe that was Leyland telling us THIS is why I pulled Boesch for a PH the other day when a lefty came in…

    • Jud

      May 8, 2010 at 3:26 pm

      he looked pretty “granderson” there

  15. Coleman

    May 8, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Well we zoomed through that inning

  16. Vince in MN

    May 8, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    All six runs have scored with two outs today.

  17. Vince in MN

    May 8, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Twins and Liriano lost the first of two.

  18. jason

    May 8, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    My first trip to Cleveland. My thoughts thus far:
    cold
    crazy windy
    awesome scoreboard. It’s way better than CoPa, I have to give them props
    thank you Kerry wood
    nice ballpark. I like the hall of fame display in center, and some of the between inning entertainment.

    • Coleman

      May 8, 2010 at 4:13 pm

      A lot of Tiger fans too, you can hear the cheering when they do something good.

      • Coleman

        May 8, 2010 at 4:14 pm

        Well, either that or drunk, confused Cleveland fans

  19. Jud

    May 8, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    good move….. put the bases loaded to face any Tiger catcher!

  20. Steve

    May 8, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I wonder if we can order a new catcher on Amazon.com. They have lots of stuff there. If not a how to hit book for the guys (catchers) we have. A hit there would have been pretty nice.

    • Coleman

      May 8, 2010 at 4:11 pm

      Forget the hit, a simple fly ball would have done the trick

    • Jud

      May 8, 2010 at 4:13 pm

      I wonder if you can package every catcher in theTiger system …..trade them all for one that can actually hit

      • Jud

        May 8, 2010 at 4:14 pm

        aren’t there any more young Molina children?????

        • Coleman

          May 8, 2010 at 4:25 pm

          We might have to wait for the grandchildren

        • Vince in MN

          May 8, 2010 at 4:26 pm

          With the draft coming up, it will be interesting to see who DD picks; besides catching 3B is a system weakness too. Or will he continue to go with pitching as the priority? OF and 1B don’t appear to be a need for quite the time being (until we trade Cabrera to the Red Sox).

          • Jeff Molby

            May 8, 2010 at 4:29 pm

            A tiger never changes its spots. He’ll draft the best available guys, with a strong preference towards power arms with high ceilings.

            • Vince in MN

              May 8, 2010 at 4:32 pm

              Tigers have spots!?

  21. jason

    May 8, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Lots of tigers fans here. Even a “let’s go tigers” chant.

    Tigers win!

    Great day, despite the weather.

  22. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    May 8, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Nice job by the boys in the poor weather conditions!

  23. Vince in MN

    May 8, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I could get used to these boring 1-2-3 ninth innings.

  24. Scott

    May 9, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    can’t we just load the schedule with the Indians and Angels? Seems fair to me…..