Game 2010.067: Diamondbacks at Tigers

The Tigers finally get to resume their natural rivalry with their geographical cousins, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kind of weird to have both Dontrelle Willis and Armando Galarraga starting in the same game huh?

80 Comments

  1. Shane Trapped in Toledo

    June 18, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    I have a bad feeling that Dontrelle pitches a two-hit complete game shut out with him giving up 10 walks and the Tigers grounding into 6 double plays.

    • Coleman

      June 18, 2010 at 6:30 pm

      I’m not sure even Dontrelle can manage 10 walks against Detroit, we don’t exacty walk a lot…the double plays I’ll buy though

      • Shane Trapped in Toledo

        June 18, 2010 at 7:02 pm

        Dontrelle regularly throws over players heads and into the opposite batters box. It might be tempting to Laird, but perhaps even he can lay off those pitches. Perhaps.

        • Coleman

          June 18, 2010 at 7:19 pm

          And I’m guessing Raburn will be up there hacking at the first pitch

          • Coleman

            June 18, 2010 at 7:20 pm

            A pleasant surprise, thank you Mr. Raburn

  2. Keith (Mr. X)

    June 18, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    This should be an automatic win for the Tigers. We’re still paying Willis’ salary, so he should be required to help us out in the best way he can. For him, that would be pitching for the other team against us.

    • Vince in MN

      June 18, 2010 at 7:20 pm

      Ah, but as Leyland says “it isn’t who you play, it’s when you play them.” Whatever that means.

  3. Vince in MN

    June 18, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    The Arizona lineup should be more of a challenge to our pitching staff than the Buccos or Gnats.

  4. jud

    June 18, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    this is going to be way more weird than if it were just another traded pitcher…..won’t it?

    • Vince in MN

      June 18, 2010 at 7:27 pm

      Nothing weird so far – SNAFU for Willis.

      Maybe it’s the ballpark.

  5. jud

    June 18, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Maggs got a 3-2 strike………wow!

  6. Jud

    June 18, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    and Avila is hitting against the LH Willis because???? Smokey…. oh darn! I picked up the wrong Kinko’s pre printed lineup and it’s too hard to change this lineup………or just because he SHOULD be playing more!

    • Linda

      June 18, 2010 at 7:45 pm

      Laird day-to-day with a stiff neck.

  7. Coleman

    June 18, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Wow, Binge!!

  8. Jud

    June 18, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Binge making that late AA Star vote run….I like it!!

  9. Scott

    June 18, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    nice to see nothing’s changed: D-train wild all over the place. Thankfully, he’s wearing different colors now….let’s be very patient: if we give him enough rope, he’ll hang himself for sure….

  10. Keith (Mr. X)

    June 18, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    I’m enjoying this greatly.

  11. Vince in MN

    June 18, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Seems like Damon has K’d looking a lot this year, or is it just me?

    • Jud

      June 18, 2010 at 7:56 pm

      thinking the same thing

  12. Vince in MN

    June 18, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    That’s 9 errors for Cabrera this year already. But I suppose his superior range factor offsets that.

    • kathy

      June 18, 2010 at 9:15 pm

      A couple of those were, imo, not errors. Thought for sure 1 or 2 would be changed. I guess being extra hard on him will make him a better 1st baseman.

  13. Vince in MN

    June 18, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Twinkies gettting spanked by Philly 8-0 in the third.

  14. Alan

    June 18, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    What is happening to mighty awesome Twins.

    • Vince in MN

      June 18, 2010 at 8:22 pm

      They’re playing a tough schedule right now and Mauer and Morneau aren’t hitting.

  15. Jud

    June 18, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    I’m starting to warm towards this new Raburn…well maybe not warm but at least out of the freezer……

  16. Jud

    June 18, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    see the Nats have pounded out one hit thru 6 against the Pale Hose behind Strausburg

    • Vince in MN

      June 18, 2010 at 8:32 pm

      9 Ks in 6 innings for the phenom.

  17. Jud

    June 18, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    this ain’t going at all like I thought it was going to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Coleman

      June 18, 2010 at 8:47 pm

      It would be nice to get out of this inning without any more runs, especially considering: Don Kelly, batting 4th…

  18. Coleman

    June 18, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Arman-doh! with the pickoff attempt

    • Vince in MN

      June 18, 2010 at 8:51 pm

      Another pickoff error – amazing.

  19. Vince in MN

    June 18, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    You could almost see that coming with Galarraga – lots of pitches and not a great ball-to strike ratio.

  20. Jud

    June 18, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    great base running by Danon

    • Jud

      June 18, 2010 at 8:51 pm

      atta boy Kelly

      • Vince in MN

        June 18, 2010 at 8:53 pm

        The mighty King Kong Kelly.

  21. Kevin in Dallas

    June 18, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    What happened to Cabrera?

    • Coleman

      June 18, 2010 at 8:59 pm

      He left with “dizziness.” Dehydrated maybe? Let’s hope it’s nothing…

    • Linda

      June 18, 2010 at 9:00 pm

      Dizzy. Day to day.

  22. Vince in MN

    June 18, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    If you take away the occasional wild outing, Thomas has actually been pretty good. Especially lately.

  23. Kevin in Dallas

    June 18, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Need more strikes, please.

  24. Jud

    June 18, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    can’t fall behind in the count to every batter!

  25. Coleman

    June 18, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Guillen’s range at 2nd is very, um, Renteria-like

  26. kathy

    June 18, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    I hope we blow this Boyer guy up.

  27. kathy

    June 18, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    turn him into a gascan.

  28. Jud

    June 18, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    how about Inge lately…..he could actually work himself off our dog list…….

    • Coleman

      June 18, 2010 at 9:21 pm

      He is hitting .261 and has temporarily forgotten how to strike out.

  29. Coleman

    June 18, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    And how good has the Knuckle-Bone been this season? A nice 2.12 ERA and 1.06 WHIP

  30. Jud

    June 18, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Cy Boyer and …….he didn’t even start the game

  31. kathy

    June 18, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    BRinge!

  32. Jud

    June 18, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBbinge u kiddin me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Keith (Mr. X)

    June 18, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Inge !

  34. TPB in Troy

    June 18, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    what has Inge been eating?

  35. Coleman

    June 18, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    3Binge!! I-Money!

  36. kathy

    June 18, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Ole!

  37. Keith (Mr. X)

    June 18, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Avila!

  38. Jud

    June 18, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Worth what was that….is that legal??????

  39. TPB in Troy

    June 18, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    JL playing small ball?? What is happening here?

    • Jud

      June 18, 2010 at 10:02 pm

      he had to have done that on his own…completely fooled everyone including Smokey!!

  40. kathy

    June 18, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Oh, Rugburn, don’t break my heart.

    • Coleman

      June 18, 2010 at 10:02 pm

      K-Burn…and just when he had started closing in on the Mendoza line…

  41. Coleman

    June 18, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Credit also to Boesch for working the BB, and for Cap’n Smokey for putting on the hit-and-run and keeping the GIDP monster away.

    Wow, and Worth can bunt! Whaddya know!

    B.O.O.B. rally!

  42. kathy

    June 18, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Worth wants a job!

  43. Jud

    June 18, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    OK even I vote for Inge for P.O. G today!

  44. Vince in MN

    June 18, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Inge is 16 for his last 41 – McClendon is a genius!

  45. Coleman

    June 18, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Who says Tiger fans don’t have a sense of humor–for once Inge is maybe actually the player of the game, and he may end up losing it to Ordonez

    • kathy

      June 18, 2010 at 10:23 pm

      Not even close. You should know better by now.

  46. Keith (Mr. X)

    June 18, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    The V in Valverde is Victorious!

  47. Jud

    June 18, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    come on guys and gals you kinda miss Jones….admit it!!!

    • Coleman

      June 18, 2010 at 10:10 pm

      I know I do–during rain delays.

  48. Vince in MN

    June 18, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    1-2-3 ninth – Yawn.

    Twins lost.

  49. Keith (Mr. X)

    June 18, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    7 wins in a row!

  50. Vince in MN

    June 18, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Tomorrow we get to find out if Porcello has found his arm slot or whatever.

    • Coleman

      June 18, 2010 at 10:19 pm

      I hope Edwin temporarily misplaces his.

      We also get to find out if Kong Kelly will be batting 4th tomorrow.

      • Vince in MN

        June 18, 2010 at 10:31 pm

        If he plays 1B, that is where he will be – it says so right there in the book.

  51. kathy

    June 18, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Bringe says – “that one was for you, stephen.”

  52. kathy

    June 18, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Thank god we don’t have to look at Dontrell’s mug again. Armando says it was so “hot” he just felt weak. What if this was the WS? What would he say then.

    • Vince in MN

      June 18, 2010 at 10:55 pm

      Since the WS is held in November now, he would probably complain about the cold.

    • Andrew

      June 19, 2010 at 8:56 am

      I hope it isn’t 91 in late October or early November. If so, the World Series will be the least of our concerns.

      • JCM

        June 19, 2010 at 2:14 pm

        Last year , JV lost to Saint Louis . He pitched 2 inn . Why? It was hot and wet. He said he was worn outJoel Piñero passed out the next game and was taken in arms out of the field. Perfecto is from Cumana hot but dry and salty , more or less like California or Florida in the coast

  53. Eric Cioe

    June 19, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    He went four innings, not two.