Game 2010.063: Nationals at Tigers

56 Comments

  1. dredford

    June 15, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Raburn, batting leadoff tonight at .165 in place of A-Jax, will attempt to surpass his May hit total of 3 tonight against the Nats.

    • Vince in MN

      June 15, 2010 at 6:29 pm

      Since he is replacing Jackson, he HAS to bat leadoff – says so right there in the book.

    • Coleman

      June 15, 2010 at 7:08 pm

      Uh-oh, what’s going to happen without Raburn holding down the 3 spot? If only there was some way he could bat 1st and 3rd…

  2. Coleman

    June 15, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Nyjer Morgan is cool.

    • Coleman

      June 15, 2010 at 7:17 pm

      K-burn, not so much.

  3. Joey in Portland OR

    June 15, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    so is giving up a run in the first our new thing?

    • Coleman

      June 15, 2010 at 7:28 pm

      We didn’t give up a run so much as they took a run–Scherzer had a bunt, 2 Ks, and a sac fly and got an earned run for his trouble.

      • Coleman

        June 15, 2010 at 7:34 pm

        Well, actually an un-earned run, because of the Laird error.

  4. ouchudied

    June 15, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Guillen has limited range… he should have got to that ball

  5. ouchudied

    June 15, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Gameday puts commercials between innings now? Lame

    • Vince in MN

      June 15, 2010 at 7:45 pm

      2-on and one out with Click, Worth and Rugburn up does not bode well for a big rally.

    • Vince in MN

      June 15, 2010 at 7:45 pm

      2-on and none out with Click, Worth and Rugburn up does not bode well for a big rally.

      • Vince in MN

        June 15, 2010 at 7:47 pm

        Laird with in infield hit – perhaps that’s the click he’s been waiting for. Now, the master of the infield hit comes up.

        • ouchudied

          June 15, 2010 at 7:50 pm

          Dunno if you’re watching the game on TV, but it was a line shot off the hip of Lannan

          • Vince in MN

            June 15, 2010 at 8:02 pm

            Actually trying to “watch” on Gameday via dial-up. But now with the commercial it may never come back.

        • Coleman

          June 15, 2010 at 7:57 pm

          Either way, Raburn is beginning to separate from the pack in the Tour de Mendoza

          • Vince in MN

            June 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm

            Neck and neck at the second turn.

  6. Coleman

    June 15, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Nice 2-strike, opposite-field hit by Inge there…looks like the Good Inge Phase is still in effect.

    Wow, and Laird too, bases loaded for Danny Not-Everett

  7. kathy

    June 15, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    C,mon, Rug.

  8. Vince in MN

    June 15, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Now it becomes clear as to why K-burn is filling in for Jackson at lead-off. Leyland is such a sly old devil.

  9. Coleman

    June 15, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Wow, apparently the Nats didn’t get the memo about Raburn with R3L2O

  10. ouchudied

    June 15, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    So the Tigs have gathered 4 hits and 2 walks thru 2 innings. What do we have to show for it? 1 run.

  11. TSE

    June 15, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    That’s the 3rd time now that our man on 3rd base got a week jump off 3rd with a play at the plate.

    • ouchudied

      June 15, 2010 at 8:17 pm

      Have to agree with you here, especially Guillen’s weak lead and jump

    • Coleman

      June 15, 2010 at 8:24 pm

      I wouldn’t blame Lamont, each time he seems to have awoken and opened his eyes immediately with the crack of the bat

  12. Coleman

    June 15, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Boesch, like the veteran hitter he is, moves the runner to 3rd and makes the sac fly possible

  13. ouchudied

    June 15, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Laird is ON FIRE!!!! WOOOOO

  14. ouchudied

    June 15, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Scherzer doesn’t know how to pitch… second time hes thrown a money pitch with an 0-2 count

  15. Coleman

    June 15, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    R3L2O – success!!

  16. Steve

    June 15, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Breaking News>>>>>>>>>>>> G. Laird on base with a real single

  17. Vince in MN

    June 15, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    The ball is in your court Mr. Raburn.

    • Vince in MN

      June 15, 2010 at 9:01 pm

      What the….

      I take back everything bad I have ever said about Leyland – he is a genius.

      However, I reserve the right to take back what I have taken back.

      • T Smith

        June 15, 2010 at 10:13 pm

        Very prudent of you. You will take it back sooner than later.

  18. ouchudied

    June 15, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    RAYBURN WITH THE BAT FLIP

    • Dr. Detroit

      June 16, 2010 at 8:02 am

      The unwritten rules of baseball dictate that: (1) you don’t run over the mound on the way back from an out; (2) scream “mine” to the opposing team when you are running the base paths; (3) silly slap the ball out of the glove of a player trying to tag you–basically, everything A-Rod would condone, don’t do. Add this to the list: if you are a AAAA player, batting below .200 and commit more errors per inning played than anyone alive since Skip LaRue in 1905, you do NOT flip your bat after hitting a home run. Seriously, on top of everything else he looks to be a complete douche-nozzle.

  19. Steve

    June 15, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Bombs away

  20. Coleman

    June 15, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Holy mother of Mendoza! You’ve been ‘Burned!

    • Vince in MN

      June 15, 2010 at 9:05 pm

      A little bit of fraternal competition and the boys are responding.

  21. Scott

    June 15, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    what?? Raburn hits a HR?? This Nats pitcher must be the pits; everybody else can get him out no problem. I still think he sucks; gonna take another 30 HRs for me to change my mind…. 🙂

  22. Coleman

    June 15, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    And Tulowitzki took Pavano deep so now Colorado leads the Twins 2-0

    • kathy

      June 15, 2010 at 9:12 pm

      It’s Tulo!

      • Vince in MN

        June 15, 2010 at 9:23 pm

        It’s 5-2 Twins – still batting in the 4th

        • Coleman

          June 15, 2010 at 9:30 pm

          Doh! Oh well, maybe it will start raining or something before they are done scoring in the 4th

          • Vince in MN

            June 15, 2010 at 9:34 pm

            Mauer hit into a DP with sacks full to end the inning. Clear weather here too.

  23. Vince in MN

    June 15, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Raburn still ahead of Laird by a nose hair in the race to wherever they are racing to.

    • Kevin in Dallas

      June 15, 2010 at 11:22 pm

      Toledo?

  24. Vince in MN

    June 15, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Valverde has given up more walks (11) than hits (10) this year.

    • Coach Jim

      June 16, 2010 at 3:37 pm

      F. Rodney is close. 19 hits and 18 walks.

  25. Jerry The Tiger Fan

    June 15, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Well….that was Jones-esque in its nature (the save). Good job overall for the good guys, just didn’t want to sweat a ninth inning like that where the Nats don’t even have a hit but still threaten to tie/take the lead.

    • Vince in MN

      June 15, 2010 at 10:19 pm

      I just don’t get the heart palpitations with Valverde like I did with Jones and Rodney in similar situations.

      I guess we’ll see Raburn at leadoff again tomorrow night if Jackson gets more rest. With a righty going for the Nats does Leyland go with Avila or stick with Laird again?

  26. Coleman

    June 15, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    With a righty tomorrow I would expect Kelly in CF, and leading off (unless Professor Puff is feeling wild and bats Damon leadoff). This has the added appeal of following the rule of thumb that when a player breaks out of a slump he spends the following game polishing the pine.

  27. jud

    June 15, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    there isn’t any way in the world Laird bats tomorrow with the a RH pitcher going ..I mean no one in their right mind would put him in there……so book it Smokey will start Laird

  28. Coleman

    June 15, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    No sleep ’till Toledo!!

    • Shane Trapped in Toledo

      June 16, 2010 at 12:16 am

      Wow, a Hawkwind reference, then a Motorhead reference! DTW-MVP!

      • Coleman

        June 16, 2010 at 2:57 am

        Well, obviously they are related. And bonus points for being old enough to know of Hawkwind, and yet being able to remember posts from, what, 2 months ago?

        Apparently Hammersmith, while once almost an industrial suburb of London, has become quite the posh place to live, and boasts such inhabitants as Hugh Grant, Roger Daltrey, Lily Allen, Mischa Barton, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alan Rickman, Gary Numan (?), and the dude who played Harry Potter. Which begs the question, if you lived there and had a neighborhood get-together and they all showed up, what would THAT be like?

        • Coleman

          June 16, 2010 at 3:02 am

          Oh dear, in the list of famous residents I left out Vidal Sassoon, what was I thinking? So we’ll all leave the barbeque with Adam Everett hair…