Game 2010.061: Pirates at Tigers

Jeremy Bonderman and Paul Maholm  do battle at Comerica Park tonight.

132 Comments

  1. Adam

    June 12, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    A-Jax CF
    Damon DH
    Raburn LF
    Cabrera 1B
    Boesch RF
    Guillen 2B
    Ingeworm 3B
    Lard C
    Worth SS
    Bonderman P

    • andre

      June 12, 2010 at 6:29 pm

      “Lard C”

      Intentional?

  2. Chester Lemon

    June 12, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    This Ordonez absence is starting to be a major concern. We really need his bat in the three spot.

  3. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Today’s Lineup:

    CF – Hey the Glove Don’t K

    DH – OK But I Got That Presence Thing Going For Me
    LF – R3L2O-K-burn

    1B – C’mon Even Pujols Slumps Sometimes

    RF – Bash Boy

    2B – Wait How Come I Don’t Get to Bat 3rd

    3B – Please Pitcher Don’t Look in the On-Deck Circle

    C – About to Click Slowly UpwardsToward Mendoza

    SS – Hey Look I’m Not Everett 

    P – Looking For Mr. Snappy

  4. Adam

    June 12, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Definitely intentional. Too bad I got completely outclassed by Coleman

  5. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Uh-oh…my sensors are picking up evidence that a Clown Show game may be immanent

    • kathy

      June 12, 2010 at 10:41 pm

      hysterical

      • Coleman

        June 12, 2010 at 10:42 pm

        Unless you were a Pirate fan, in which case it’s tragical

        • kathy

          June 12, 2010 at 11:04 pm

          I suspect “our” team is really the Pittsburgh Pirates. That team in Pittsburgh is the real Detroit team. Jim made a deal.

          • Coleman

            June 12, 2010 at 11:14 pm

            Yes, and it was a very complex deal involving lifetime employment for past Pirate managers, pizza-favorable zoning law changes by the Pennsylvania legislature, and a Stanley Cup for the Penguins.

  6. ouchudied

    June 12, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Gerald Laird up with the bases loaded and no outs. Here we go.

    • Coleman

      June 12, 2010 at 7:47 pm

      Nooooooooo!!! Maybe Inge shoulda swung even though it was a ball…

  7. ouchudied

    June 12, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Bah, Guillen was definitely safe there, that was a great slide

  8. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Oh c’mon Carlos…I can’t believe somehow Laird ends up hitting into a DP on that

    • Coleman

      June 12, 2010 at 7:50 pm

      OK I take that back, Carlos was actually safe

  9. Vince in MN

    June 12, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Click gets the ball out of the infield.

    Nice lineup tonight. The only thing missing is Kelly playing 1st base and batting cleanup. I guess Leyland is giving him the day off.

  10. Vince in MN

    June 12, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    3 hits and a walk = 1 run. Go Tigers.

    • Jud

      June 12, 2010 at 8:13 pm

      now 5 hits and 2 walks …..go tigers

    • ouchudied

      June 12, 2010 at 8:51 pm

      Hey not as bad as the Mariners first inning tonight – 2 hits, 2 walks = 0 runs

  11. Vince in MN

    June 12, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Anybody know what the line below the Mendoza Line is?

  12. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Hey, the B.O.O.B.s can’t do it all themselves. We have a slumping leadoff hitter, a slumping clean-up hitter, a semi-slumping 2-hitter, and a .170 3-hitter. We’re gonna need some good bounces and some Pirates-being-Pirates.

    • ouchudied

      June 12, 2010 at 8:40 pm

      There is the first step to the pirates-being-pirates— not being able to complete a pick-off attempt

    • Vince in MN

      June 12, 2010 at 8:48 pm

      Clearly the Tigers-being-Tigers vs Pirates-being-Pirates gives the advantage to Pittsburgh tonight.

  13. Vince in MN

    June 12, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Runner on 2nd, nobody out, and of course Raburn pulls the ball to 3B.

    • Jud

      June 12, 2010 at 8:50 pm

      a runner on second no outs ….Jimmy looks at that situation as the beginning of a three run home run

  14. Vince in MN

    June 12, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    An unintentional intentional to Cabrera. I’m surprised we haven’t seen more of that.

    • ouchudied

      June 12, 2010 at 8:53 pm

      Also surprised that Maholm would walk Raburn with Cabrera up after him

  15. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Carlos GIDPuillen

  16. Jud

    June 12, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    if The Tigers could somehow just swing at strikes in this game they might hvae 7 runs or more by now…

  17. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I’ve seen about enough of Raburn. Why not give Wilkin or Casper another spin? Please don’t tell me we’re gonna hang on to Raburn all season as a kind of shadow 3rd-string catcher or something (he’s no longer needed as a backup infielder if we keep Worth and Kelly)

    • Vince in MN

      June 12, 2010 at 8:59 pm

      We’re gonna hang on to Raburn all season as a kind of shadow 3rd-string catcher or something.

      Sorry, couldn’t resist.

  18. ouchudied

    June 12, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    7-8-9 coming up. This is where we are going to start making moves

  19. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    It says a lot about this game that I was actually thinking cmon Carlos, no DP, that way Inge gets a shot…

  20. Jud

    June 12, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    gee! this is sure keeping my on the edge of my seat!

  21. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Now that I think of it Vince I wouldn’t have been able to resist either.

    Well, one guy who’s gotta love Raburn is Maggs because half of Detroit is praying for his oblique about now…

  22. Jud

    June 12, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    ANOTHER lead off runner on….

    • Jud

      June 12, 2010 at 9:07 pm

      way to go Jimmy unless he did that one his own then way to go Austin

  23. Vince in MN

    June 12, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Perhaps relieving Maholm is a strategic error by the Pittsburgh manager.

  24. ouchudied

    June 12, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Rayburn: get a hit and I’ll stop putting an unnecessary y in your name

    • ouchudied

      June 12, 2010 at 9:14 pm

      Rayburn it is, Ryyan.

  25. Vince in MN

    June 12, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Perhaps allowing Raburn to bat here is a strategic eror by the Detroit manager.

  26. Scott

    June 12, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    this team is the pits! He K’s on a pitch over his head?? Once again, get a man to 3rd and it’s over. K and a DP…….disgusting!….. :-(

  27. Jud

    June 12, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    sure glad Raburn is up here……at least he didnt hit into a triple play

  28. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Hence the nickname R3L2O-K-burn.

    Like we couldn’t see that coming a mile away.

    I’m totally Rabummed. This one’s on Uncle Marlboro.

  29. Joey C.

    June 12, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    That was a horrible at bat by Raburn. Even by his standards.

  30. ouchudied

    June 12, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    So I guess we should be happy that Cabrera didn’t hit into a DP there…

  31. dredford

    June 12, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Letting RR bat, at any time, in any situation, on any day, against any pitcher, in any weather, in daylight or at night, against any team, in any spot in the order, should be considered a federal offense with the perpetrator subject to prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.

    So should getting caught in a rundown between third and home. Does anyone remember the phrase “make sure it goes through” before you head for home? Like in Little League? Thought so.

    • ouchudied

      June 12, 2010 at 9:21 pm

      Jackson getting caught in a run down prolonged the inning. Without Meek seeing Jackson breaking home Meek would have gone to second and easily get a DP

  32. Scott

    June 12, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    see? I told you. Any other major league pitcher would’ve gotten the DP…..DISGUSTING!!

  33. T Smith

    June 12, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    This is just painful.

  34. ouchudied

    June 12, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    So the Pirates-are-pirates after all….. So far

  35. Joey C.

    June 12, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Good lord we needed a break like that.

  36. T Smith

    June 12, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Well, that’s one way to win.

  37. Scott

    June 12, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    and the failure to get that DP kills ‘em…..

  38. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Hmm, what was that phrase? Pirates-being-Pirates?

  39. Jud

    June 12, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    i find all of this hard to believe……I still can’t get past Raburn batting this inning…or ever.

    thank you for being the Pirates

  40. Joey C.

    June 12, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    10 Tiger hits. 2 Pittsburgh errors. We’ve scored 3 runs.

  41. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    On the downside, Smoking Man just decided that Raburn in the 3 slot is good luck…

    • Jud

      June 12, 2010 at 9:30 pm

      I think Raburn won trhe game there by not hitting into a triple play…..Smokey does it again!

  42. ouchudied

    June 12, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Why not let Bondo start the inning? Hes at 91 pitches and had retired 12 straight in a row…

    • Vince in MN

      June 12, 2010 at 9:40 pm

      Well, you see it is the eighth inning and time to bring in the setup man. It says so, right there in the book.

  43. Vince in MN

    June 12, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Why pull Bonderman – he was only at 91 pitches.

  44. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    And why pull Raburn for Kelly?

    Oh wait, nevermind, I thought of why. Actually he should have made that move earlier, maybe the inning before the 1st…

  45. TPB in Troy

    June 12, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    call me capt. obvious but JZ better start firing some strikes or this one is going to get away from the offensive jaugernaut aka the tigers

  46. Joey C.

    June 12, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Unbelievable.

  47. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Then again, Tigers being Tigers…seriously, 3rd base stolen in a 1-run game with 1out??

  48. Joey C.

    June 12, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    I love how Rod is talking about something has to give between Zumaya’s “fastest fastball in the universe,” and McCutchen’s “fastest hands in the national league,” immediately after 2 guys get base hits against the fastest ball in the universe.

  49. TPB in Troy

    June 12, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    would someone please remind the Tigers that they are playing the Pirates — perhaps they have been fooled by the unis

  50. Scott

    June 12, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    excuse me, I’ll be back – I gotta go puke…… :-(

  51. TPB in Troy

    June 12, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    no need to panic, Inge Laird and Worth are due up in the bottom half

  52. Vince in MN

    June 12, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    It’s sort of like watching a train wreck in slow motion – horrific yet fascinating at the same time.

  53. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    LOB:
    Guillen – 6
    Raburn – 4
    Inge + Laird + Worth – 2

  54. Scott

    June 12, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    oh no!! They subbed their first baseman. Our secret weapon is gone….. :-(

  55. TPB in Troy

    June 12, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Message to JL, Avila is on the bench

  56. TPB in Troy

    June 12, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    We world is now spinning backwards

  57. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Click.

  58. Vince in MN

    June 12, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Whoohoo, Click gets a hit.

  59. Scott

    June 12, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    took that one on the cup……he’s hurtin’ now…..

  60. ouchudied

    June 12, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Smokey just got owned.

  61. TPB in Troy

    June 12, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    perhaps an uwise move by Mr. Laird given a tie game and 2 outs.

  62. Vince in MN

    June 12, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    It’s sort of like watching a train wreck in slow motion – horrific yet fascinating at the same time. Wait a minute, didn’t I say that already?

  63. Stormin Norman $

    June 12, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    twinkies lost, 3-2.

  64. Vince in MN

    June 12, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Twins lost.

  65. TPB in Troy

    June 12, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    the poor man’s Rahm Emanual is now at the plate

  66. Keith (Mr. X)

    June 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Valverde looked awesome. As usual.

  67. ouchudied

    June 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Wow. That fork Valverde is throwing made the Pirates hitters look stupid

  68. Scott

    June 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    now THAT’S the way a closer should perform. Except it’s not a ‘closer’ situation. Well, a minor detail….I guess.

    • Coleman

      June 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm

      Papa Grande don’t care from no “closer situation” stuff…he ain’t no Rodney

  69. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Potatoes are good for you

  70. Jud

    June 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    well Kelly in Raburn out…the reason smokey didn’y PH Kelly with the RH pitcher in the 8th was …..Raburn was due!…

    • Coleman

      June 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm

      Actually he was playing the percentages–he was trying to stay out of the DP, and odds said that Raburn would K in that situation.

  71. Vince in MN

    June 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    KC Pitcher Brian Bannister gave up 11 runs in 3+ innings tonight – just sayin’.

    • Joey C.

      June 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm

      Hey man even the best have off nights.

  72. Joey C.

    June 12, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Any word on when we can expect Maggs back? I really miss him.

  73. TPB in Troy

    June 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    The Pirates have returned

  74. Joey C.

    June 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    I’m waiting for this guy to throw the ball into the stands on one of these pick-off attempts.

  75. Joey C.

    June 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    AJAX!

    Now lets get him in.

  76. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Haha, pitch out all you want, I’m AJAX dammit…

    If only Raburn were still in the game, he could drive him in…

  77. Joey C.

    June 12, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    God I love baseball.

  78. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    C’mon Kelly, get with the program, the 3-hitter is supposed to swing at every pitch…

  79. T Smith

    June 12, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Miguel is pressing.

  80. TPB in Troy

    June 12, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    ok the win is 90′ away. Can they do it???

  81. Joey C.

    June 12, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    God I hate baseball.

  82. Scott

    June 12, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    this is pretty painful to watch…I must be a glutton for punishment or something……

  83. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    That’s weird, cause they just said, Coke was replacing Valverde, haha, that would be crazy

  84. Vince in MN

    June 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Befitting a Clown Show, it would only be just for this game to be decided by an error.

  85. Jud

    June 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Smokey is actually pissed that he took Raburn out….cause he was “Due”

  86. TPB in Troy

    June 12, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Hmm, wonder what Tabata has on his mind with the free pass he just got?

  87. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    A couple more clicks for Laird and he will have to relinquish to Raburn the yellow jersey in the Tour de Mendoza

  88. Stormin Norman $

    June 12, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    If or when the Tigers lose this game, they need look no further than the 23 LOB by individuals tonight… 12 hits by Det, 4 BBs and two errors provided by Pitts… and only 3 runs?! it does not compute.

  89. TPB in Troy

    June 12, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    “Tour de Mendoza” — I like it

    • Coleman

      June 12, 2010 at 10:31 pm

      Laird should take heart though, at least until all of the samples have been tested, since there are rumors of Raburn partaking of R3L2O-K-enhancers

  90. T Smith

    June 12, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    I’m calling for a Guillan walk off

  91. ouchudied

    June 12, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Well Rod was right about something…

  92. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    I recommend the Tigers win now and skip facing that Jones dude next inning.

    • Coleman

      June 12, 2010 at 10:34 pm

      Thank you for seeing the wisdom in my recommendation.

  93. Jud

    June 12, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    speaking of someone who was due….Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaarlosssssssssssssssss!

  94. Vince in MN

    June 12, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Thank god that’s over.

  95. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Carlos GWuillen

  96. Jud

    June 12, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    how come all games aren’t this easy????????????

  97. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Clearly they didn’t want to walk Guillen and have to face Inge, so Carlos got something good to hit. Thus player of the game = Inge.

  98. Scott

    June 12, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    only against the Pirates. Any other team would’ve won in regulation 9. I’ll definitely take it however…. :-)

    • Coleman

      June 12, 2010 at 10:40 pm

      Well, they had that 2-run-error-by-1b-card up their sleeve, saved for just such an occasion…

  99. Keith (Mr. X)

    June 12, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Guillen making me a believer again.

    • kathy

      June 12, 2010 at 10:52 pm

      We gotta play hard 9 innings, take every at bat, it’s a long season, stay focused, stay healthy, play 9 hard innings, etc., etc. Carlos has a tendency to repeat himself.

  100. Coleman

    June 12, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Lost in the excitement of this fine display of how to win a baseball game:
    Wassup with Miggy?
    Wassup with pulling Bondo and then pulling Papa? (although it mostly worked)
    Wassup with Raburn still on the team, much less batting third?
    What are we gonna do about all the R3L2O fail.

    Speaking of which, Raburn career (including a great 2009 season) R3L2O: 50 PA 18K
    Yep, he strikes out 36% of the time (he’s at 44% so far this year). That’s beyond frustrating. To put that in perspective, career Inge–who’s picture you will see someday when you look up strikeout in the dictionary–has struck out 40 times in 248 PA (16%).

    • Vince in MN

      June 12, 2010 at 11:36 pm

      Pulled (oblique) Miggy – might be out til Tuesday – still sore, but better according to Beck.
      Pulling Bondo – by the book move by a by the book manager – dumb.
      Pulling Valverde – It will be very rare for him to have to pitch more than 1 inning, and likely he will never pitch 2 full. OK move, he was probably warmed up anyway.
      Not Pulling Raburn/Raburn batting third/Raburn on the team – dumb, dumb, dumb. Add another dumb dumb dumb dumb if he plays tomorrow.
      R3L2O fail – uh……. fire the hitting coach…….. yeah that’s it.

    • Keith (Mr. X)

      June 13, 2010 at 11:00 am

      Zumaya probably needed the work. The last time he pitched was Tuesday.

  101. jud

    June 12, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    I finally figured out how to watch MBL but listen to Dan Dickerson and Jim Price so in the second inning they debate and try and justify why Leyland bats Raburn 3rd, Here’s what they came up with after talking about it most of the half inning….Smkoey does it so he won’t have to move other guys around in the batting order…………and all this time we thought there was some stupid reason why he does it…….and I thought he got his lineups run off at Kinko’s and it was just easier to only cross off one name….

    • Keith (Mr. X)

      June 13, 2010 at 10:56 am

      A few years ago many people complained that he “tinkered” with the line-up too much. Now that Willis and Everett are gone, we’ve got nothing better to complaint about.

  102. Kevin in Dallas (in Houston for the weekend)

    June 13, 2010 at 1:29 am

    Great, great stuff tonight guys. Coleman, one of your best performances. Considering your hot streak, JL is gonna rest you tomorrow for Dmitri Young, and bat the sausage in the 4 hole.

    Didn’t Valverde pitch last night? That’s why he’s on a short leash, I think.

    I don’t get the Bondo pull after 91 either.

  103. Coleman

    June 13, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Maybe I can at least come off of the bench in the 8th and make some defensive posts.