Game 2010.105: White Sox at Tigers

Full day of baseball today with a 1:05 ET opener, and then the second game at 7:05 tonight. Buehrle goes for the White Sox in the afternoon game, their starter is TBD for the evening game.

Tigers desperately need to win the series. ¬†Anything else simply won’t do. ¬† Beck puts a positive spin on things on today.


  1. Kevin in Dallas

    August 3, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Lineup posted:

    Jackson CF
    Damon DH
    Frazier LF
    Cabrera 1B
    Peralta 3B
    Boesch RF
    Raburn 2B
    Laird C
    Worth SS

  2. Mark in Chicago

    August 3, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    awesome, 4-0 already. i can’t stand the white sox.

  3. Snyder

    August 3, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    7-1 top 5th. This is going well…

  4. Steve

    August 3, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Ouch Would have liked a better showing,,,,,,,,,,,, lets see how we do in the night cap. So I guess we take the next three ……………………. right?

    • Mark in Chicago

      August 3, 2010 at 3:23 pm

      it would be nice if we could blame it all the injuries and playing so many rookies, but that doesn’t explain why the pitching staff is giving up 12 runs…

  5. Jonathon

    August 3, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I was in gwinnett last night for the mud hens game. Strieby did not play, Casper is starting to hit the ball a little, Chris White threw a laser to get a guy at the plate and Oliver was not locating at all last night. His stat line reflected as much.

  6. ouchudied

    August 3, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Well there is still some silver lining in this one, right guys? Mr. X? Somebody?

    • Keith (Mr. X)

      August 3, 2010 at 4:00 pm

      Umn, we got unlucky? I got nothing for ya.

    • Rick G

      August 3, 2010 at 4:02 pm

      We battled back, scored the last run of the game to get us within two grand slams and a two run homer of tying the game. So close!

      I can’t believe I bought 4 tickets for Saturday’s game this morning…

  7. Coleman

    August 3, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Baseball folk wisdom says it’s practically impossible to win both games of a double-header.

    So by losing the first game, we greatly increased the odds of winning tonight.

    There, that’s the best I can do.

    • stephen

      August 3, 2010 at 4:40 pm

      Word has it Busta Rhymes will be batting cleanup in the nightcap.

  8. stephen

    August 3, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    As Dandy Don Meredith would croon during a MNF blowout: ‘turn out the lights, the party’s over.’

  9. Coleman

    August 3, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    I predict:
    Raburn CF
    Santiago 2B
    Frazier LF
    Kelly 1B
    Peralta 3B
    Boesch RF
    Rhymes DH
    Worth SS
    Avila C

    Tigers 7, White Sox 5

    Because that’s how baseball is.

    • Vince in MN

      August 3, 2010 at 6:05 pm

      I’d switch Boesch and Santiago though. Brennan is 7 for his las 71 (all singles with his last HR being June 27th) which makes him perfectly suited for the 2-hole. Laird can’t hit there because he played in game 1. Besides, we know Brennan isn’t comfortable hitting 5th (or 3rd) and Leyland will have to bat him somewhere. Also, because our firstbaseman bats cleanup, you have to switch Frazier and Kelly.

  10. Stormin Norman $

    August 3, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    The Tiger record vs AL Central teams this year 16-23; 2009 = 39-34; 2008 = 27-45; 2007 = 36-36

    Tiger vs White Sox – over last six years: 35 – 62
    2010 = 1-4
    2009 = 9-9
    2008 = 6-12
    2007 = 7-11
    2006 = 7-12
    2005 = 5-14

    • Bobber

      August 3, 2010 at 6:37 pm

      7-12 against the White Sox in ’06, after which a WS appearance. Looking good!

  11. Vince in MN

    August 3, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    On the positive side, Leyland didn’t screw up today.

  12. kathy

    August 3, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Sitting here watching the local news: ” a fan favorite is coming to West Michigan. We’ll tell you all about it after the break” Cringe is playing for the Whitecaps tonight.