Ugh. Four game losing streak. Yucky funk. Time for backwards post title. Max Scherzer and Dallas Braden on the bump today. Pull up a radio and listen as you head up north or sit around the grill.
Keith (Mr. X)
May 30, 2010 at 1:19 pm
M A G G L I O
Kevin in Dallas
May 30, 2010 at 1:22 pm
Where is Boesch?
Vince in MN
May 30, 2010 at 1:26 pm
I’m guessing Leyland will be platooning him with Rayburn now. Don’t ask.
May 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm
Just what a rookie needs: platoon him so he feels the need to press rather than just see ball, hit ball.
Mark in Chicago
May 30, 2010 at 3:45 pm
Couple of fairly tough lefties the last two days (although Boesch did just fine against Sabathia and Lester), so Leyland probably wants to get Raburn some ABs as well since he actually hit pretty well in Toledo.
May 30, 2010 at 3:52 pm
Emphasis on TOLEDO.
May 30, 2010 at 1:23 pm
Isn’t having Raburn bat 5th sort of like having Inge bat 5th? Never mind, Ryan just answered my question.
I wrote yesterday about how ecstatic I was that Leyland was following Cabrera with a .196 hitter. Even more so today with a .186 hitter. I’ve always said the best place for a .350 power hitter is on the bench, which is where Boesch is apparently condemned.
May 30, 2010 at 1:33 pm
Scherzer has the heat today – throwing 94-97 on the FB. That should make the changeup more effective too. It would be nice to get 7 innings out of him today.
May 30, 2010 at 1:50 pm
Of course he does need to throw them for strikes.
May 30, 2010 at 1:36 pm
LAIRD! And I thought the old man would have him bunting.
May 30, 2010 at 1:38 pm
Leyland blew that one – should have had Santiago bunt.
May 30, 2010 at 2:05 pm
Dang I thought this was really some kind of error post and I was looking forward to coming up with a relevant comment that would fit with the random alphanumeric data that was generated for the post title. Sometimes it’s best to not overanalyze things huh? And WOW I typed the word “overanalyze” simultaneously to when Impemba just said the exact same thing during my DVR catchup replay here in the 2nd inning!! lol
May 30, 2010 at 2:07 pm
anyone know why no Boesch again?
May 30, 2010 at 2:14 pm
Binge!…….maybe the BOBS think its June and time for them to start producing!
May 30, 2010 at 2:15 pm
No sooner do I question BInge’s ability to hit 5th than he makes it look like he should be hitting 5th
May 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm
Braden obviously doesn’t have it today. When was the last time Inge/Laird went 4 for 4?
May 30, 2010 at 2:21 pm
He hasn’t won a game since his perfecto.
May 30, 2010 at 2:26 pm
Hey Max where has this stuff been all year? WOW
May 30, 2010 at 2:29 pm
12 K’s through 5 innings for Scherzer. Incredible.
May 30, 2010 at 2:30 pm
The Ks are nice and all, but Scherzer has already thrown 92 pitches after 5.
May 30, 2010 at 2:45 pm
Lets put in Zumaya next. I want more K’s.
May 30, 2010 at 2:46 pm
Hey Max, Thank you! we really really really needed and outing like that today!
May 30, 2010 at 2:47 pm
May 30, 2010 at 2:49 pm
Scherzer threw too many pitches. Send him back to Toledo where he can learn to pitch to contact ;).
May 30, 2010 at 2:52 pm
and Cokes 15th K is as big as any of the them
May 30, 2010 at 2:54 pm
G U I L L E N !
May 30, 2010 at 2:56 pm
I am changing his name to MacKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKs
May 30, 2010 at 2:59 pm
Looks like Jackson has trouble with the changeup. Don’t tell anybody.
May 30, 2010 at 3:31 pm
Inge and Laird with 5 hits…..is this a real game?….that counts?
May 30, 2010 at 3:35 pm
Inge would have scored there but he’s too tired from running all those bases today
May 30, 2010 at 3:39 pm
R3LO2 disease still with us, but we’ll take the gift run.
Holy Frickin MIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGy!!!!
May 30, 2010 at 4:01 pm
nice win but when your 4 hitter has 8 RBI in three games you should be able to win more than 1 out of 3
May 30, 2010 at 4:09 pm
Cabrera’s good for about half the offense. What happens when the opposition just stops pitching to him? Where is the protection?
May 30, 2010 at 4:02 pm
Cabrera’s on fire! Just keep swinging that bat…..
May 30, 2010 at 4:50 pm
Who is keeping stats on the billfer slumpbuster header success rate? Baseball Reference has got nothin’
Shane Trapped in Toledo
May 30, 2010 at 10:01 pm
Maybe it was true that Scherzer was just throwing out of the wrong arm slot. We all saw what happened last year when Verlander found the proper slot after an awful 2008 season. I hope we can tack today’s success to the pitching coach who, so far, seems to find problems quickly and fix them The recent improvements with Bonderman and Porcello only reinforce this belief. Let’s hope it continues.
Secondly, Miguel Cabrera is insanely good. I hope all the people who claimed he was a fat, lazy, entitled drunk are eating their words. Not only is he a hall-of-fame caliber hitter, he is baseball smart. He knows what a pitcher will throw him before they do. Watching him hit is truly a treat. In my 27 years, I have never seen a better Tigers hitter. I have a feeling that one day he will make Magglio’s 2007 and Fielder’s 1990 and 1991 look silly.
Will and John from Detroit
May 30, 2010 at 11:48 pm
A request: if Max ever has an outing like this again, someone in the crowd should start chanting, a la the movie Gladiator – “Max-i-mus! Max-i-mus! Max-i-mus!” Then, when he’s got a critical 3-2 count, give the batter a thumbs down. Then when Max K’s him, he can amp up the crowd and shout “ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!?!?”. That would basically have Mario and Rod going for the rest of the season, and I would love it.
May 31, 2010 at 12:42 am
“I see you, Maximus Scherzer!”
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