Game 2010.031: Tigers at Indians

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. The Tigers will try and help you celebrate with a rain-truncated sweep of the Indians. That responsibility will fall in large part on the arm of Max Scherzer.

Scherzer is probably just happy to not be facing the Twins. In his 4 starts not against the Twins he has allowed 11 runs. In two turns against Minnesota he has surrendered 16 runs. He’s never face the Indians.

Mitch Talbot goes for the Indians. He sports a 2.88 ERA and I have no idea how. In 34.1 innings he has 15 walks and only 12 strikeouts and he’s given up 5 homers. And aside from 1 start against the White Sox where he induced 19 ground balls, he isn’t keeping the ball on the ground either. Lefties are only OPS’ing him at a .593 pace due in large part to a .163 BABIP.

Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians – May 9, 2010 – Preview


  1. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    May 9, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Amazing… the same line-up two days in a row…including BB & AA.

    • Tigers Fan in Toronto

      May 9, 2010 at 1:15 pm

      This is the line-up I like best.

  2. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    May 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    It looks like maybe an early exit for Scherzer again today.

  3. Mcb

    May 9, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    He’s all over the place

  4. Smith

    May 9, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Boy, Scherzer needs to just throw some strikes.

  5. Mike in CT

    May 9, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Let’s put it this way, thankfully Scherzer isn’t pitching vs. the Yankees.

    • Tigers Fan in Toronto

      May 9, 2010 at 2:16 pm

      We will see how our pitchers perform against the big boys next week.

  6. Mcb

    May 9, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Don’t know what’s more surprising this year. Bad starters, great offensive production or the reliable bullpen.

    • Jud

      May 9, 2010 at 1:52 pm

      or all of the above

  7. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    May 9, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Maybe now it’s time to send Scherzer down and bring Gallaraga up.

  8. Jud

    May 9, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    unfortunately Laird has done too good of a job tutoring Avila becasue not only does he catch well like laird but he hits like him also!

    • Jud

      May 9, 2010 at 2:19 pm

      I shouldn’t have put HITS like him I should have put bats like him

      • Kevin in Dallas

        May 9, 2010 at 2:56 pm


  9. Jud

    May 9, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    how about Jackson …can he play this game or what..I know he will have some downs but so far his ups have been pretty darn good!

  10. Steve

    May 9, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    A-Jax is looking like a sweet pick up. Certainly has the tools and looks fast. He has scored 25 runs already this year.

  11. Steve

    May 9, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Billfer, Im kind of missing the edit button.

  12. Jud

    May 9, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Inge has 15 RBI which I guess is good ,but hasn’t he come up to bat with about 200 guys on base this year?????

  13. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    May 9, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Two walks to start the inning…..lets see if they come back to bite us in the a$$……as they most usually do!

    • Tigers Fan in Toronto

      May 9, 2010 at 3:41 pm

      Three walks to start the inning…..we are f____d!

  14. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    May 9, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Raburn in …….for defensive purposes.

    • Tigers Fan in Toronto

      May 9, 2010 at 3:52 pm

      Laird in…….for offensive purposes!

  15. Jud

    May 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    how bout Laird hitting for Avila whats the point???

    and Brandon that pitch wasn’t even in you usual check swing strike three zone !

  16. Jud

    May 9, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    the Bobs outdid themselves that inning three whiffs ! wow must be those pink bats

  17. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    May 9, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    How about a double steal.

  18. Jim

    May 9, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Same result as in the first game with Minnesota. The Tigers can hit, but make way to many errors including mis-judging the outfield walls. Our pitching today was the same battery that lost against Minnesota with same results. As a season ticket holder for years, I hope Leyland is able to figure this out. Also it won’t be to soon to get Guillen back.

  19. jud

    May 9, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    to Leyland’s credit he even tried pinch hitting one or two of the BOBs for other BOBS, but to no avail. This years BOBS are far worse that last years and Everett didn’t even play

  20. Tigers Fan in Toronto

    May 9, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Now the REAL season begins…..having to play some REAL baseball teams!