Game 2010.055: Tigers at Royals

It’s another night of breathtaking drama in Kansas City. Will Justin Verlander pitch like an ace? Will Luke Hochevar spin a 3rd gem against Detroit this season? Who will be the target of Rod Allen’s “I see you xxx”

All that and more tonight at 8:10.

39 Comments

  1. Mark in Vegas

    June 5, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Willis starts for Arizona tonight. It will be interesting to watch his return to the National League.

  2. Coleman

    June 5, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Hmm, so far it looks like we are dealing with Cy Hochevar

  3. kathy

    June 5, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Well, considering what Jim said in his interview before the game, it looks like the bottom of the order better you know what or get off the pot. I’m not gonna hold my breath.

    • jud

      June 5, 2010 at 7:59 pm

      well one thing you can sure count on is whatever Jim says …absolutely will not happen!

  4. jud

    June 5, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    KC owns the Tigers ..get every bounce, make every play , get every big hit…like men playing with boys!

  5. jud

    June 5, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    gee that three walks this inning oh thats right Inge swung at those pitches .my bad

  6. Coleman

    June 5, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    R3L2O-K…sigh

  7. David G

    June 5, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    What did Leyland say before the game? Those of us out of towners get the game 5 minutes before the start of it on the package, and about 10 seconds after it ends the screen goes to a “Good Night” graphic and we get some lovely repetitive music.

    • kathy

      June 5, 2010 at 8:33 pm

      Talked about the bottom of the order just not getting it done at the plate. Need to get more production, etc., etc, etc. Hurting the team, etc. etc. etc.

  8. Steve

    June 5, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    D train is through one no hits and one walk…………. Would have liked to see that here

    • kathy

      June 5, 2010 at 8:34 pm

      I think we did for an inning or so during the past 2 1/2 years.

    • Coleman

      June 5, 2010 at 9:32 pm

      After 4 innings his new season ERA is 0.00, his BA is 1.000

  9. Coleman

    June 5, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Dear Mr. Hochevar: thank you very much for pitching to Cabrera when you really didn’t need to. Sincerely, Tiger Fans

    • Steve

      June 5, 2010 at 8:36 pm

      I have the KC broadcast and the guy calling the game called it as a “deep flyball to Right field” It was well over the fence. Nice job guys …………. These guys also love Hochevar in a silly gushing way.

      • David G

        June 5, 2010 at 9:10 pm

        Well, it was to Left field but I thought the same thing. The KC broadcasters were still treating it like it was in question when as soon as I saw Cabrera’s expression after he hit it I knew it was gone.

  10. kathy

    June 5, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    We gotta win this one. Come on, Tigers.

  11. Kevin in Dallas

    June 5, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Mario just said “one of those nights for Brandon” after his 3rd K (last two on 6 pitches, mind you).

    When hasn’t it been “one of those nights?”

    • Steve

      June 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm

      Yeah I know what you mean Kevin,,,,,, I like Inge but he really is a utility player. I think his contract is up at the end of this year………… No Way is he our regular 3rd baseman next year. Let see what FA we can get for third

  12. Steve

    June 5, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Wow 10Ks for Hochevar 3 for Inge ouch

  13. Steve

    June 5, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    D train Through 3 3 walks 2 hits 54 pitches 27 strikes / 27 balls ….. about the same

  14. Steve

    June 5, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Thats pretty much what we needed. CARLOS alright

  15. Kevin in Dallas

    June 5, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    And Inge stops his consecutive strike streak at 9.

    • Steve

      June 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm

      Should this be that hard against KC ???, I was hoping for a 6-1 ho hum game.

      • Steve

        June 5, 2010 at 10:06 pm

        >> Not sure how this ended up here, could be operator error

  16. Steve

    June 5, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Baseball has been great for Inge. Makes 5 mil a year, 3K’s,,, 1 hit, and your average goes up. Sweet

  17. Nate

    June 5, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Good to see a catcher on our roster with a BA above .200. Makes me feel like we still belong in the American League.

  18. kathy

    June 5, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Sure could use a DP here. Well, this is it. Zoom doesn’t have it.,

  19. TPB in Troy

    June 5, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Take the kid out JL. No need to mess around.

  20. kathy

    June 5, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    First, Verlander has a hissy fit, now Zoom. Here comes Phil Coke. Bases loaded, no outs.

  21. TPB in Troy

    June 5, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Yes, Papa Grande!

  22. TPB in Troy

    June 5, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Good to get the win but these guys need to be more disciplined at the plate. 10 ks tonight and about the same last night?? That it is some really free swing’in against some average pitching.

    • kathy

      June 5, 2010 at 10:21 pm

      Better than average pitching tonight, imo. Seems like it’s always a struggle with Kansas City.

  23. stephen

    June 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Ah Willis. Six innings pitched, nine baserunners, no runs. Crack that WHIP! Things to remember: he is now pitching for a team going nowhere in a media market where no one cares. If you think that doesn’t matter to a head case like Willis you’re wrong. While pitching in games that mattered in a tougher league,he largely immolated and called in sick twice this year. It wouldn’t shock me if he won 7-8 games with Diamondback. No one should confuse that with him being an asset on a contending ballclub.

    • kathy

      June 5, 2010 at 10:23 pm

      I’m really not interested in what he does. I wish him the best, but he drove us all nuts. And, he’ll probably drive them nuts too, eventually.

      • stephen

        June 5, 2010 at 10:26 pm

        That’s a good attitude. Well said.

      • Keith (Mr. X)

        June 6, 2010 at 12:01 am

        I think the monkey is off his back now that’s he’s out of Detroit. He couldn’t handle the pressure here because of all that money we gave him. He’s not the 1st player to choke when money is on the line and he won’t be the last.

    • Keith (Mr. X)

      June 6, 2010 at 12:04 am

      He looks like a natural NL pitcher. Hitting probably help him relax some.

      • Keith (Mr. X)

        June 6, 2010 at 12:06 am

        I’m just glad he’s gone. He was a piss poor fit here in Detroit. We got 5 solid starting pitchers anyway, so we won’t miss him.

  24. jud

    June 5, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    see the bottom of the batting order mandate paid off . Of course Rauburn-Laird_Everett sat, but 5 hits might be tops this year. Goo job by Ramon and Avila. Too bad Avila’s two hits will put him on the bench tomorrow
    When Smokey called out tje BOBS in his pre-game Inge said: Whew! ‘Im glad I bat near the top!!!!!!! he can’t mean me!