Game 2010.106: White Sox at Tigers


  1. Vince in MN

    August 3, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Hate to start the second game thread with a downer, but I was talking to my friend Dr. Kevorkian today and he suggested euthanasia. Although, now that I think about it, it wasn’t clear if he meant me or the Tigers.

    Anyway, including today’s opening blowout, since the break the Tigers have gone 4-15, scoring 57 runs in that time. That averages to 3.0 runs per game. They have scored 5 or 6 runs 4 times (winning 3). They have scored 4 or more runs only 7 times ouit of those 19 games (winning 4).

    Including today’s game the pitching staff has given up 98 runs, but overall the pitching really has’t been that bad, this one being the only blowout.

    But even not counting todays game, a ratio of 55-86 shows the Mud Tigers just aren’t getting it done. The fact is, that you’re just not going to win very often when the offense only puts up 2 or 3 runs a game. Even with the addition of the mighty Peralta, I can’t see this changing all that much. Incidentally, by stark comparison, before today Cabrera was hitting .375 (1.158 OPS) since the break and had knocked in 16 of those 55 runs (29%).

  2. Steve

    August 3, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    WOW, just got back from my game. It looks like a completely different team here or at least the pitchers.
    lets GO Tigers

  3. Keith (Mr. X)

    August 3, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Tigers playing like a different team now. Bonderman is even stepping it up. Also sounds like Inge could be back Tomorrow.

    • stephen

      August 3, 2010 at 10:24 pm

      Keith: That’s awesome! Yes, Bonderman about to earn his 10th victory in–wait for it!– in three years. That’s about 3 mil a win. Sweet, sweet value!
      That’s great about Inge returning, it means he still has a shot at breaking the all-time Tigers strikeout record this season. Nothing will disappoint me more than if he leaves the team a dozen or so short.

  4. Kevin in Dallas

    August 3, 2010 at 9:32 pm


  5. kathy

    August 3, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Bondo was good. That’s all I got.

  6. stephen

    August 3, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Inge descends into self-parody:
    Free Press:
    Inge detests players who allow bumps and bruises to keep them out of the lineup, so getting back as soon as possible is a priority. “I know from the past that I can play through a little pain,” he said. “I don’t necessarily think I heal fast. Over my whole career and my life, I’ve had a huge pet peeve with people who don’t want to play this game and people who, in my opinion, let tiny little ailments weigh them down, so I think I go the opposite way. I’ll play with pain because I don’t want to be lumped in the category with people who don’t tough it out.”From Free Press: “Inge detests players who allow bumps and bruises to keep them out of the lineup, so getting back as soon as possible is a priority.”

    I’ll just let the lunacy of Inge saying that after his 2nd half performance last season just settle in. Good god, I will sacrifice one quarter of my right pinkie if someone can promise me he won’t be on the team next year.

    • kathy

      August 4, 2010 at 10:41 am

      At least they haven’t offered him a contract extension, yet.

      • Vince in MN

        August 4, 2010 at 4:41 pm

        Hmmm… maybe a little competition with Peralta could be a good thing.

    • Vince in MN

      August 4, 2010 at 4:06 pm

      Alternate title: Underachieving “Babe” Inge Mouths Off About Toughing It Out.”

      OK, I don’t really have too much against Inge this year (yet) – he was doing decently with the bat and his D was good before the injury. What does bug me is when the media bothers to stick a microphone in his face. The result is sure to be some long ramblings of egotistical nonsense. The same is true with Leyland – lots and lots of nothing (e.g. see his comments on the Valverde fiasco last week). In his case he isn’t necessarily egotistical, but spices it up with swear words whch I guess they think is cool. The real attraction for the media, I cynically think, is that they are guaranteed an extra bunch of column inches without having to work very hard to put a story together.

      • kathy

        August 4, 2010 at 4:37 pm

        Never fear, Inge is here……according to Brandon.

  7. stephen

    August 3, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Inge’s comment unseats Bonderman’s talk of retirement from last week as sign of everything wrong with this team.I mean seriously, where do these guys get this over-inflated view of their position in the baseball universe?? (Honorable mention: Nate Robertson’s pouting last year about not being a starter). They both have made a ton of money underachieving. Take your act somewhere else.
    Note to Bonderman: you’re thinking of retiring because after making 30 m for ten wins over the past three years, you don’t want to make 500 grand next year as a situational reliever on a National League team.

    • kathy

      August 4, 2010 at 10:36 am

      You’re obsessing, stephen.

      • stephen

        August 4, 2010 at 11:33 am

        Yes I am.