Game 2010.062: Pirates at Tigers

by billfer on June 13, 2010 · 85 comments

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Armando Galarraga takes the Comerica Park mound since, well, you know when.Still no Magglio Ordonez in the lineup, and this is the perfect time for a Carlos Guillen day off?

  1. Jackson, CF
  2. Santiago, SS
  3. Damon, DH
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Boesch, RF
  6. Inge, 3B
  7. Avila, C
  8. Kelly, LF
  9. Worth, 2B
 
 

{ 85 comments }

Joey C. June 13, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Yeah, hitters 6-9 don’t really inspire fear. Guillen would go a long way towards remedying that–why not just wait to rest him when Maggs returns? Hopefully this is just Leyland being Leyland and not an indication that the team isn’t expecting Maggs back for a number of games.

Joey C. June 13, 2010 at 12:26 pm

At least Laird is taking the day off. I also like Ramon batting second more than I like Kelly or Raburn batting 3rd.

Kevin in Dallas June 13, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Ha ha. Pirates have a guy batting under .200 in their starting lineup. Jokers.

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Although you’ve got to give them credit for not batting him 3rd.

Keith (Mr. X) June 13, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Just got home. What happened to Jackson?

Joey C. June 13, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Game day says injured back. What happened?

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Uh-oh, are we about to have Raburn playing CF and leading off?

ouchudied June 13, 2010 at 1:16 pm

This lineup just keeps on getting better. And now we have our own guy batting under .200

Kevin in Dallas June 13, 2010 at 1:19 pm

FML. That one’s on me.

ouchudied June 13, 2010 at 1:25 pm

“…David Ortiz used to be an obsecure player in the minor leagues…”

This is what happens when Rod tries to use big words, like ‘obscure’

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 1:26 pm

AJax back spasms…

Oh well, at least it gets Raburn in the game. A game without Raburn is like lunch without clowns.

Joey C. June 13, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Great. Was it Maggs who missed a ton of time last year due to back spasms?

Browngates June 13, 2010 at 1:30 pm

…clowns… and food poisoning

stephen June 13, 2010 at 1:40 pm

And tomorrow he hits lead-off.

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Quietly Inge has gone into “Good Inge” phase and has a 9-game hit streak

stephen June 13, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Yes, I’ve been silently rooting for him. I feared that he was playing so badly he was going to either get benched or released before he becomes the Tigers all-time strikeout king in half the at-bats of everyone he’s replacing on the list. I’m forecasting August 29. I’m going to sponsor an interactive exhibit at Comerica where kids can say the words ‘away, away, away’ into a microphone. This will trigger a hologram of Inge check-swinging three times. The ersatz Inge will do this four times, be fitted with a golden sombrero, but will still be voted Tiger of the Game.

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 1:48 pm

The funny thing is Inge will get 2 strikes and everyone watching knows the next pitch is some brand of low outside breaking pitch, and Inge knows it, and the pitcher knows he knows it, and yet…it still works. So clearly he does it intentionally for the entertainment value.

ouchudied June 13, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I really hope we don’t have to deal with this LOB madness that has been plaguing us lately. Last night there was 11, today already 3…

Browngates June 13, 2010 at 1:41 pm

what ‘booze’ provides to fat chicks, is on par with what the Tigers provide for weak hitting position players… opportunity for some playing time.

Stormin Norman $ June 13, 2010 at 2:30 pm

AMEN to that!! well stated!

jud June 13, 2010 at 1:47 pm

I didn’t know it was Illegal to put Maggs on the DL reto-active a few days and actually bring up someone who can play in these games…….now Jackson is hurt and from ind listening to Guillen last night he is hurt……..our bench therefore STARTS!

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Not to mention that our current backup CF is possibly Gerald Laird

ouchudied June 13, 2010 at 1:56 pm

That was not a single…. but it is unholy to bestow an error upon his Ingeness

jud June 13, 2010 at 1:59 pm

hey!! how do you expect his”Ingeness’ to make the All Star team if you give him a bunch of errors on balls he makes errors on!

Browngates June 13, 2010 at 1:57 pm

For anyone still missing Grandy, he’s still striking out about once every 4 ABs – and against lefties, 49 AB 19K’s, .204 AVG, .250 OBP… maybe it wasn’t Lloyd and a simple eyesight adjustment afterall.

billfer June 13, 2010 at 4:16 pm

And yet his OPS is higher than Jackson’s.

ouchudied June 13, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Garrett Jones is starting to remind me of Luke Scott

jud June 13, 2010 at 2:10 pm

how come when Avila makes and out he looks better than when Laird gets a hit! just sayin!

ouchudied June 13, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Because he doesn’t resemble an oddly shaped tub of lard

ouchudied June 13, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Strasburg: 7 K, 1 H, 1 ER thru 4 innings against the tribe

Jud June 13, 2010 at 2:23 pm

I’M getting sick and tired of Rod or anyone else , Leyland included,stating how fantastic every single pitcher who starts against the Tigers pitches very very very well..lights out!…yet most of them don’t have a winning record…..

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 2:26 pm

It’s just bad luck that we’re up against Cy Karstens today

Stormin Norman $ June 13, 2010 at 2:29 pm

yes, the fact that everyone else has hit over .305 against him this year is meaningless.

I guess when you field a AAA lineup, you’re likely to get AAA production.

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Not to mention how they always make comments like the one they just did, about how the pitcher has done a really good job of keeping his pitch count low

Stormin Norman $ June 13, 2010 at 2:41 pm

…as if the Tiger hitters have nothing to do with the opposing pitcher’s pitch count.

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Our offense if pretty doomed with Ordonez out and Cabrera slumping.

Cabrera is 2-for-his-last-20. In fact over the last 7 days he is being outperformed by Laird. Hopefully the off-day helps.

jud June 13, 2010 at 2:45 pm

games are a lot more fun when Cabrerra is carrying us!

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 2:53 pm

We could use a good kick by Inge here, a field goal puts us ahead

ouchudied June 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm

60 yards my ass

ouchudied June 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Oh yea, and he can hit a golf ball 350 feet. Me too – with my pitching wedge.

jud June 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm

its amazing he can hit a golf ball at all considering it is located low and away……..

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 3:03 pm

McClendon, if you are reading this, please tell Brandon when he gets 2 strikes to switch to his driver…

billfer June 13, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Classic

jud June 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm

I will say this again today…if given some game time on a regular basis maybe Avila can actually play……problem is Lard got a hit yesterday so that assures him of another month of starting

jud June 13, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Battlestar excellent job again today…….way to “Battle-Star them”

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Galarraga has gotten 4 runs total run support in the 22 innings he has pitched since he has come up

stephen June 13, 2010 at 3:03 pm

But it wouldn’t it be great if we swept this series even though we play crappy?

stephen June 13, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Some things never change. Strausberg just got frickin squeezed by the umpire on about 5 of his last 10 pitches.

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 3:11 pm

That’s more like it. Just a little bit more of Pirates-being-Pirates and we have a shot at this thing…

ouchudied June 13, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Well we have to deal with Rayburn-being-Rayburn…

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Laird better get himself back in the lineup. Because Raburn is maybe 2 ABs from taking the yellow jersey from him in the Tour de Mendoza.

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Pirates-being-Pirates take over and the runner advances anyway

jud June 13, 2010 at 3:18 pm

that wild pitch should count as a sac for Rayyyburn cause he needs something!

stephen June 13, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Man, this is the first year I’ve had the mlb package and my first daily exposure to Rod Allen. God, is he terrible. I don’t think he’s stumbled on to an actually interesting nugget of useful information and we’re in mid June.
“Rod Allen, I see you. And you are a lamestain.”

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 3:28 pm

I believe the applicable technical term is “acquired taste.”

stephen June 13, 2010 at 3:30 pm

like mayo left in the sun.

jud June 13, 2010 at 3:30 pm

if u log into MBL gameday audio you can listen to Dan and Price with no lag time

billfer June 13, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Last night’s nugget about Lou Whitaker helping Carlos Guillen learn how to turn on the low-inside fastball and hit it our for a homer was well timed in the 10th.

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 3:27 pm

If ever there were a time to snap a slump…

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 3:29 pm

Thank you sir for your attention to this matter.

ouchudied June 13, 2010 at 3:28 pm

CLUTCHERAAA

Randolph June 13, 2010 at 3:28 pm

BOOM!

stephen June 13, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Like I said, play like crap and sweep the series. That’s what pennant dreams are made of.

stephen June 13, 2010 at 3:30 pm

‘Don’t underestimate the value of Carlos Guillen’s at-bat. Don’t underestimate that at-bat.
What a game. What a game.’

Chester Lemon June 13, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Negativity…yawn

stephen June 13, 2010 at 3:35 pm

And Chester Lemon was the worst baserunner in the history of the Tigers. Seriously, check out his stolen base numbers for a guy with great speed

stephen June 13, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Chet’s number even more awesome than I remember. Center fielder had 13(!) stolen bases in eight years. Caught 28 times. One year, he was 0 for 7.

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 3:35 pm

And how reassuring is it to see Valverde take the mound? Was that a good signing by DD or what?

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 3:37 pm

My bad, that must’ve had jinx attached

jud June 13, 2010 at 3:37 pm

oh I kind of miss the past 4 years of heart stomping excitement of the 9th…….not

stephen June 13, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Thank you Pittsburgh. Next up Columbus!

Chester Lemon June 13, 2010 at 3:39 pm

W…many ways to skin a cat

stephen June 13, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Yes, Chet’s wasn’t the basepaths. Considered the worst baserunner of his generation,
Chester has the 3rd worst base stealing % in the history of the game. The worst of anyone who played after 1950. (minimum 125 attempts).

jud June 13, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Well great game to sweep with…..as a side note Raburn went 0-4 in the lead off spot maybe he’s more of a 2 or 5 hitter

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 3:50 pm

He’s dropped below the Everett line–and he can’t bunt. I don’t see how we can not make a change here.

Chester Lemon June 13, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Any word on what happened to A-jax?

jud June 13, 2010 at 3:52 pm

I know this was Retro weekend and all that but was this the 2010 Pirates or the 2003 Tigers

jud June 13, 2010 at 3:57 pm

by pitching to Cabrerra with Boesch on deck and not wanting to face Inge in the hole with a potential game on the line……..Inge clearly POG

Jerry The Tiger Fan June 13, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Clearly! Inge=Detroit Hearthtrob. His nightly player of the game vote totals cannot be explained any other way.

Shane Trapped in Toledo June 13, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Yeah it can. Inge out-grits everybody, every night. Fans pick up on the small stuff.

Coleman June 13, 2010 at 6:40 pm

I just noticed that today Brad Thomas got the win and is now tied for second most victories at 4-0, joining Rick Porcello (4-6) and Phil Coke (4-0). And Eddie Bonine is 3-0. And Zumaya is 2-0. These 4 combined are 13-0. Weird.

Vince in MN June 13, 2010 at 11:24 pm

A win is a win, and yeah it’s a sweep, but you really shouldn’t be having nail-biters against the worst team in baseball. It gets tougher now.

Keith (Mr. X) June 14, 2010 at 12:21 pm

We already beat all the best teams. Our problem has been beating the lousy teams.

jud June 13, 2010 at 3:32 pm

sorry it was the moment!

jud June 13, 2010 at 3:35 pm

are you sh————-oops kidding me!

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