Game 2010.033: Yankees at Tigers

by billfer on May 11, 2010 · 65 comments

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The Tigers were rained out for the second time in a week. This time though they’ll try to do a double header with this being the Yankees only trip to Detroit.

Rick Porcello will face off against Javier Vazquez in the early game. Both pitchers are off to rough starts.

Vazquez has combined a horrible walk rate with a career high fly ball rate (and subsequently 8 homers in 23.1 innings) to a 9.78 ERA.

Porcello is still getting ground balls (55%) but quite a few are turning into hits. He has a .339 BABIP against on ground balls and a normal rate is closer to .260. He’s also only stranding 58% of runners which is leading to longer innings and shorter outings.

 
 

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Tigers Fan in Toronto May 12, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Walking a guy who can’t hit a lick for the second time!

kathy May 12, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Wow! Top of the 5th and still no score.

kathy May 12, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Nice catch by Damon.

Smith May 12, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Porcello is looking like the Porcello we know and love…

jud May 12, 2010 at 2:20 pm

ya good to see Porcello getting down in the strike zone. That sinker must be coming around….lots of ground balls so far

kathy May 12, 2010 at 2:27 pm

He’s pitching “lights out” now.

kathy May 12, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Austin Jackson: Will he or won’t he get a hit here with 2 on, 2 outs.

kathy May 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Make that Adam Everett. Well, we all know what he did.

jud May 12, 2010 at 2:25 pm

someone tell me again why Everett and Laird are on a major league roster let alone bat back to back in the Tigers line up

Steve May 12, 2010 at 2:25 pm

How about Laird with the only hit while currently batting a buck fifty nine.

TSE May 12, 2010 at 2:26 pm

At least Adam Everett is consistent.

Coleman May 12, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Wait Javy Vazquez, he’s the guy that won the Cy Young, right?

Tigers Fan in Toronto May 12, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Who will blink first?

Tigers Fan in Toronto May 12, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Here’s Johnny!

Tigers Fan in Toronto May 12, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Nice take-out at second by JD!

Tigers Fan in Toronto May 12, 2010 at 2:37 pm

The boys are rolling now!

jud May 12, 2010 at 2:38 pm

a rare RTL20uts run …take it

Steve May 12, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Dude thats like a George Bush tax rebate, take. Be happy you got it and spend it all on a big TV

Steve May 12, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Dude thats like a George Bush tax rebate, take it. Be happy you got it and spend it all on a big TV

kathy May 12, 2010 at 2:46 pm

I bought a car.

Steve May 12, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Sweet

jud May 12, 2010 at 2:39 pm

how about this Boesch kid!!! atta boy!!

Coleman May 12, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Another Run Boesched In!

Dr. Detroit May 12, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Kid Boesch rules. That triple he smoked on Monday sounded like the baseball exploded. 15 ribbies in 47 at-bats. Miggy has been prophetic so far: he gets big hits that win ball games.

Steve May 12, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Coleman, Thats good

jud May 12, 2010 at 2:41 pm

when Inge is awful he is REALLY awful!….. and that awful streak continues

Tigers Fan in Toronto May 12, 2010 at 2:41 pm

$hit…..Inge hits into an inning ending DP!

Coleman May 12, 2010 at 2:49 pm

At least he returned the favor in the 7th

Steve May 12, 2010 at 2:50 pm

I stuck out in my game last night and my 12 year old was calling me Inge, how about that !!. It Kinda hurt him being correct.

scotsw May 12, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Why did they not bunt him there?

Kevin in Dallas May 12, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Ugh, Inge. Too bad Boesch can’t play 3rd.

HUGE inning coming up here. Come on Porcello, 7 scoreless.

Kevin in Dallas May 12, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Outstanding. Perry then Valverde? Or do you let Porcello go one more. I’d prefer to bring in Perry, or Ni to get Tex from the right, and then Perry. I think Zumaya still needs to rest from Monday night.

Gordon Kraft May 12, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Wow Inge really is dead weight in the lineup from the offensive side and continues to hit near his career average which isn’t good at all.

jud May 12, 2010 at 2:45 pm

one more at bat and Inge will be at the mendoza..no I mean the Inge line

jud May 12, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Inge does do that well…very well!

stephen May 12, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Inge needs to go 1 for 5 with a walk in his next six plate appearances and he will be exactly at his career average. He is awesome in his consistency.

kathy May 12, 2010 at 2:48 pm

This would be quite a “coup” if we win this game.

Smith May 12, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Wow. 91 pitches through 7. Does Porcello pitch the 8th and try to save the bullpen an inning?

Tigers Fan in Toronto May 12, 2010 at 2:50 pm

No…….JL won’t allow it.

Tigers Fan in Toronto May 12, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Hopefully the real RC ……..is back in town!

Tigers Fan in Toronto May 12, 2010 at 2:51 pm

I mean RP.

Kevin in Dallas May 12, 2010 at 2:56 pm

I like Perry here. This is undoubtedly a huge confidence boost for Porcello. Great job kid.

It’s Perry and Valverde’s job to ensure that we win games like this.

Tigers Fan in Toronto May 12, 2010 at 2:56 pm

What was Everett swinging at ………..a butterfly…..I thinkk it’s a little early for them.

jud May 12, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Great job today by Porcello hopefully he is back!…great movement and kept the ball down,,,,,,,

jud May 12, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Ramon! Sizemore doesn’t make that play

Kevin in Dallas May 12, 2010 at 3:06 pm

I leave Perry out there. Save Valverde for tonight in case we need him.

jud May 12, 2010 at 3:12 pm

good point!

Coleman May 12, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Mr. Potato Head on the mound

Smith May 12, 2010 at 3:16 pm

I disagree. I like having Valverde out there. It’s a save situation. Go for the win while we can. You never know what will happen this evening. We’ve got a chance to win now, let’s go with it.

2 down now.

Kevin in Dallas May 12, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Generally I’d agree with you, but Perry had only thrown 10 pitches. JL played it right, maybe Perry will be avail tonight.

jud May 12, 2010 at 3:21 pm

kind of reminds you of Grilli and Jones doesn’t it???

Steve May 12, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Not exactly

kathy May 12, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Now, that was a helluva game!

stephen May 12, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Great game! Also noted: Before the season is over, someone is going to bunt down the line, make Valverde field it, and run him over. Hard.

jason May 12, 2010 at 3:44 pm

I have to admit, if I were on the opposing team, I would not like it, and I would be looking for any way to get “payback”. Baseball doesn’t usually take such celebrating lightly.

David Raz May 12, 2010 at 3:54 pm

They’ll hurt themselves if they try to run over Valverde, he’s a big dude. They just need to resign themselves to being mashed by the big potato and go about their business.

Tigers Fan in Toronto May 12, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Nicely pitched & played game…..avoided giving up the big inning…..let’s take that winning feeling over to the nite-cap!

Steve May 12, 2010 at 3:31 pm

I live in upstate NY and its Yankees this and Yankees that. Great to see those guys go down. Hopefully we can take the night cap. The weather shows partly sunny tonight for the start.

Lets go TIGERS

Stormin Norman $ May 12, 2010 at 3:46 pm

I haven’t seen too many folks here posting about what a lousy trade (Grandy for Coke&AJax) and free agent signing Valverde was/is… i know its early but… i’m just saying.

Also very little smack directed at DD in quite some time…

I’ll fess up and acknowledge i thought they paid too much for Damon and that they might have signed better/cheaper – i was wrong. But i will say that at the time i thought the Grandy/Jackson trade and the Valverde signing were good for now and the future… so far, so good.

Steve May 12, 2010 at 4:16 pm

SN, I was thinking Johnny d was a little over paid as well, but it sounds like he is a great locker room fit. So I was wrong there. I did not have a feeling on how A Jax was but boy you really have to wonder why the Yankees traded all that for Grandy. I love Grandy but hitting lefties was challenging and look what we got for him, A decent bullpen arm and a potential team changing / game changing center fielder.

Eitehr way i am happy where we are. Plenty of people would love to switch with us.

andre May 12, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Gotta love the early declaration of vindication in the face of perfectly valid concerns.

stephen May 12, 2010 at 5:21 pm

I will be the first to send Dombrowski flowers if Jackson hits above, say, .290 for the year. Right now, that trade looks like Dombro’s finest moment redeeming him for some of his bloated free agent contracts.

Stormin Norman $ May 12, 2010 at 5:21 pm

no ‘declaration of vindication’ here – simply some observations… prefaced with disclaimers, such as “i know its early” and “so far, so good”

gotta love a committed ‘post master general’

mat May 12, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Here here. They were good moves and most of the fanbase is only now accepting it…though I suspect once Jackson’s BA drops to around 270 and Granderson gets healthy and hot, you’ll hear more moaning. Damon and Valverde were good signings too, even after they cool of.

The good thing is that the hot starts will get some of the DD-haters to quiet down.

Kinda like I had to during Inge’s hot start last year. Speaking of….does anyone know where I can find individual player stats for LOB? I wonder if Inge has a shot at leading the league this season.

Kevin in Dallas May 12, 2010 at 5:32 pm

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