Game 2010.117: Tigers at White Sox

Galarraga looks to get on track tonight.  He’s lost his last four decisions (spanning 7 starts) and has a 5.31 ERA since June 29th.  He’s also allowed at least one home run in six of those seven starts.

Garcia pitched well two starts ago against the Tigers, allowing only one run in 6 2/3.  But he was hammered last time out by the Twins, giving up 8 hits and six runs in 2 and 1/3.  On the year, he’s giving up more hits and walks than usual, and he’s getting less ground outs than his norm.  Hitters are batting .292 off of him this season and he gives up almost a HR per start.

Despite his record (10-5), Garcia is very beatable.  Tigers with a shot at taking a series on the road today.  A road series win would be their first since May (2 game sweep in Oakland), and only 3rd of the year (@ KC opener).

A few tidbits from today’s game notes:

- Both Damon and Cabrera have three career HRs off of Garcia

- Raburn is hitting .364 over his last nine games

- Tigers lead the league with 31 OF assists…this is likely explained by the departure of Granderson, and then significant playing time for Raburn and Boesch in the OF

- Tigers are 11-8 on Sundays this year

Lets go boys.

23 Comments

  1. Mark in Vegas

    August 15, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    It seems like Gallaraga is always looking to get back on track. I hope he does today.

  2. Kevin in Dallas

    August 15, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Cabrera’s defense has just fallen apart these past few weeks. I think that’s three balls that have dropped out of his glove now?

    I really think the lack of protection/IBBs/and lack of RBIs is getting to him.

    Kevin

  3. Kevin in Dallas

    August 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    This is the Raburn we thought we had in Spring Training. He’ll probably show enough these last six weeks to get us excited again for 2011.

  4. Kevin in Dallas

    August 15, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Boesch has seen 3 pitches and made 3 easy outs. Someone in that dugout is encouraging this behavior.

  5. Mark in Vegas

    August 15, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    And I was starting to get my hopes up…

  6. marc

    August 15, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    same Tigers Management of pitching same results……..

    • Kevin in Dallas

      August 15, 2010 at 4:54 pm

      I gotta believe that there really is no better option.

  7. Kevin in Dallas

    August 15, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    What I would give to have had Bobby Seay these last five weeks.

  8. marc

    August 15, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    gotta or want too….I want too but I don’ t gotta.

  9. Angus

    August 15, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Pray for rain. Right now.

  10. marc

    August 15, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I guess Jones got my check

  11. kathy

    August 15, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Walk in the door from work to see Perry give up a homer.

  12. Angus

    August 15, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Jhonny!!!!!!

  13. stephen

    August 15, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Did no one notice Laird and Avila getting into it with Gallarraga in the dugout?

    • jud

      August 15, 2010 at 5:43 pm

      maybe they were giving him tips how to hit!

      • kathy

        August 15, 2010 at 5:56 pm

        FSD didn’t show it or talk about it. Evidently, Galarrago was PO’ at Avila and yelling at him in the dugout. Avila just stood there while Armando continued screaming and then Laird stepped in and Armando got in a tussle with him until Johnny D and McClendon got them separated.

  14. stephen

    August 15, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Coke is so over-worked. Me scared!

  15. marc

    August 15, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Coke. It’s The Real Thing.

  16. jud

    August 15, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    nice win and nice series win!,,,,so where has this offensive team been??????

  17. kathy

    August 15, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Just saw Galarrago in a commercial for Dr. Rahmani. Unbelieveable.

  18. stephen

    August 15, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Only in Detroit could FSD get away with not showing a confrontation between two players. It’s like Kremlin TV. C’mon guys, grow a pair.

    • kathy

      August 16, 2010 at 9:08 am

      It ticks me off. We are paying to watch the game, and that was definitely part of the game. And, the killer was Rod and Mario not even acknowledging it. Ridiculous. It was all over the baseball shows.

  19. Kevin in Dallas

    August 16, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Here is the best link I saw covering the scuffle:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=det