Game 2010.070: Tigers at Mets

It can’t be worse than last night right? Jeremy Bonderman and R.A. Dickey will be hurling the leather for their respective teams.

26 Comments

  1. Ryan

    June 23, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    I remember us erupting on Dickey in 2006. He may have given up 7 or 8 in an inning plus.

    • Coleman

      June 23, 2010 at 8:18 pm

      Unfortunately tonight they seem to have sent out Cy Dickey

  2. Coleman

    June 23, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Nice job by Bondo, it’s not often you give up a leadoff triple and don’t allow a run.

  3. Randolph

    June 23, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Dang, looked like it was going to be a good sacrifice by Bondo.

  4. Randolph

    June 23, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Great, now I get to listen to Jerry Seinfeld do play-by-play from the Mets broadcast. Time to find the radio…

  5. Coleman

    June 23, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Arrggh, the R3L2O fail

  6. Coleman

    June 23, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Over the last 4 weeks OBP:
    Boesch .432
    Avila .422
    Inge .407

  7. Randolph

    June 23, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Frustrating night at the plate.

  8. Kevin in Dallas

    June 23, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Did Zunaya get squeezed on that Dickey walk? Looked pretty bad on gamecast.

  9. Scott

    June 23, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    this is so frustrating to watch: Tigers gotta be the only team totally incapable of scoring anyone from 3rd base with less than 2 outs. Everybody we play gets ‘em home….Tigers get someone to third and invariably he dies there. I’m quite sick of this…. :-(

  10. Randolph

    June 23, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Dickey hasn’t thrown a complete game in seven years!

  11. Dr. Detroit

    June 23, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Seriously, with a knuckleballer you have to wait him out–the whole point of a knuckler is that he usually has no idea where it is going. Dickey is a bit different because he throws it with a touch more velocity so he can “control” it a bit more. But c’mon, make him throw some pitches, get behind in the count, and make him throw a juicy 85 mph fastball. Our boys? Swing at the first pitch. Nice one. He has thrown less than 100 pitches thru 8 innings. Great strategy.

  12. kathy

    June 23, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Statistically we could still win, but my heart ain’t feelin it.

  13. Coleman

    June 23, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Did you hear the visit with DD in the booth? If I’m not reading too much into it, he seemed a bit perplexed also–he said something like “I guess our plan was to attack early, but…”

    • kathy

      June 23, 2010 at 9:32 pm

      it’s starting to look like 3rd place.

      • Dr. Detroit

        June 23, 2010 at 9:40 pm

        I mean, some of his “fastballs”, or rather, straight, letter high just waiting to get clobbered “straight-balls” were just waiting to get crushed, but our boys could not look for them in a hitter’s count because they were swinging at the first pitch and were down in the count, or getting on their front foot, rolling over the top of them and grounding out. Make a knuckler throw you a strike with his knuckleball. If he gets the first two over for strikes, tip your cap, choke up on the lumber, and try and stay alive/ slap something in the hole. But if he gets behind, he is going to serve up some BP in order not to walk you. Feast away!!

      • Randolph

        June 23, 2010 at 9:42 pm

        It won’t hurt as much if the Brew Crew can hang on to win.

      • Dr. Detroit

        June 23, 2010 at 10:18 pm

        It does not look good. Check out our schedule from July 19th to the end of August. N.A.S.T.Y. And then we have two series with the Royals in September, which always means trouble. The Sox on the other hand have the Mariners/Orioles/As seemingly throughout, with a smattering of the top teams spread out nicely in their favor.

        I hope this whole love fest with Miggy (he deserves it, but still) on ESPN does not jinx him. Back in 2007 when we were rolling, we had the game of the week and ESPN lauded us as the best team in baseball, and we all remember what happened from mid-season on. Man I hate jinxes.

  14. Brenden

    June 23, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Wow, this team is really bad on the road… The wins against the bottom feeders was just that, not some new trend apparently… At least it the Twins are currently losing…

  15. Jerry The Tiger Fan

    June 24, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Games such as the two played the past two evenings at Citi Field are exactly why its hard to see us staying inthe race for the division title. Contenders don’t get dominated two nights in a row like the Tigers have experienced in New York. Losing both games in a non-competitive fashion has once again made me realize that the last hoemstand (while nice) was fool’s gold.

    • Mark@HOU

      June 24, 2010 at 3:56 pm

      There was a team that lost two straight games in a non competitive fashion last year too.
      4-15 @ whitesox
      5-10 @ whitesox

      That Team the Yanks….Everyone has series/ days like this. Let’s not make a mountain of a mole hill here.

  16. Stormin Norman $

    June 24, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    The White Sox just finished sweeping the Braves (who the Tigers play next) and the Twinkies just got swept by the Brewers… who saw that coming?

    AL Central looks to be a 3-team race, with the White Sox having the best starting five among those teams.

    NOTE: unless Detroit changes their performance against those two teams (twinkies and sox), they may end up the 3rd place finisher in that race… the twinkies and w-sox have had their way with the Tigers over the past few years.

  17. Tom in Minneapolis

    June 24, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Persistent rumors here about Twins going for Cliff Lee. Who might the Tigers add?

  18. Coleman

    June 24, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Twins? Sox? Would be nice, but I’ll settle for dominating the Royals someday…

  19. Coleman

    June 24, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Twins can have Cliff Lee if that makes some combination of Denard Span, Nick Punto, and Carl Pavano go away.