Game 2011.21: White Sox at Tigers

OK, let’s try this again.  This afternoon the Tigers have a second chance at attaining that elusive first winning record.  They will be working against an old friend, Edwin Jackson.  The Tigers counter with the to-this-point underwhelming Brad “Bad” Penny.

I seem to remember Mr. Jackson had quite a proclivity for the high pitch count; perhaps his teammates remember also and we can get to the Chicago bullpen early today.

Today’s Player of the Pre-Game:  Brennan Boesch

Boesch continues to bash; sandwiched between the always dangerous Cabrera and the suddenly hot Raburn, the Boesch Bash will be the key to putting runs on the board.

Today’s Raburn-homers-then-dropped-in-the-order lineup:

  1. Austin Jackson CF
  2. Will Rhymes 2B
  3. Magglio Ordonez DH
  4. Miguel Cabrera 1B
  5. Brennan Boesch RF
  6. Ryan Raburn LF
  7. Jhonny Peralta SS
  8. Alex Avila C
  9. Brandon Inge 3B

65 Comments

  1. Kevin in Dallas

    April 23, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I don’t think AJax got your message on EJax PC issues.

    • Coleman

      April 23, 2011 at 4:22 pm

      At least a strikeout takes a minimum 3 pitches

  2. Vince in MN

    April 23, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Raburn down in the order. The good news is that Peralta is also down, while Boesch is up. The bad news is that Jackson is still leading off and Rhymes is batting second. On the other hand, I guess there is only so much bottom-of-the-order at a time. At least Rhymes worked a walk.

  3. Mr. X

    April 23, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Penny seems to be breathing through his eyes. I wonder if he’s wearing a garter belt also.

    • Coleman

      April 23, 2011 at 4:39 pm

      See, that’s the disadvantage of following the game on the radio. Or is that advantage?

  4. Mr. X

    April 23, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Avila is still stroking it.

    • Vince in MN

      April 23, 2011 at 4:48 pm

      Must be Penny’s garter belt!

  5. Kevin in Dallas

    April 23, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    I can’t believe the hitters are ruining Penny’s no-no.

    • Coleman

      April 23, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      Jinx fail

  6. judpma

    April 23, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    i’m blacked out here in LA as Fox is local broadcasting. What station you guys on the radio???. I tried 97.1..no go…..I don’t even have this game on XM radio…..dang

    • Kevin in Dallas

      April 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm

      XM 178. You can’t get it on the radio through the net.

    • Steve

      April 23, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      Judpma, But the MLB audio package, its like 19 bucks for all year. Its pretty decent

      • Steve

        April 23, 2011 at 4:54 pm

        That would be Buy the package

        • judpma

          April 23, 2011 at 4:56 pm

          ya I have the Direct TV extra innings so I have watched every gamer except the last two saturdays…but I forgot that I would be blacked out on saturdays alot….

  7. judpma

    April 23, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    178 XM got it thanks Kevin….my display should only that future game logo until I tuned it in and there is the game….

  8. Steve

    April 23, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Has Penny gotten 9 out in a row this year at any point in a game?.. So far so good

  9. Coleman

    April 23, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Boesch Bash!

  10. judpma

    April 23, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    finally score on a “Coleman”

    • Coleman

      April 23, 2011 at 5:17 pm

      He had me fooled, I could’ve sworn a K-Burn was coming

  11. Vince in MN

    April 23, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Raburn Rip.

  12. Coleman

    April 23, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    RayBI

  13. judpma

    April 23, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    two colemans in a week is unusuall…two in a game is great…..two in an inning just doesn’t happen,,,WOW WOW

    • Coleman

      April 23, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      Inge for the hat trick!

  14. Mr. X

    April 23, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Avila is almost country strong. He’s county strong.

    • Kevin in Dallas

      April 23, 2011 at 5:25 pm

      Early candidate for POG (“post of the game”).

  15. Vince in MN

    April 23, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Avila………uh………..Stroke!

  16. Coleman

    April 23, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Clown Show! The CSR is back up in the solid plus range

  17. judpma

    April 23, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    how about Avila from the first week of the season to where he is now…..pretty amazing….!!!!

  18. Mr. X

    April 23, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    EJax getting hammered

    • judpma

      April 23, 2011 at 5:25 pm

      and he owns the Tigers before today!

  19. Vince in MN

    April 23, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Good idea. AJax should bunt more.

  20. Coleman

    April 23, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Wow, 4-4 R3L2O, I’m feeling faint…

    • Vince in MN

      April 23, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      Jinx!

    • Vince in MN

      April 23, 2011 at 7:26 pm

      5 for 6 today, I think!

  21. Kevin in Dallas

    April 23, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Is it wrong that I’m bummed that Cabrera didn’t pick up an RBI there?

    • Coleman

      April 23, 2011 at 6:15 pm

      There’s your RBI

  22. JOE Z

    April 23, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    yesssss

    • JOE Z

      April 23, 2011 at 5:32 pm

      to scoring runs, not to kevin. miguel will get his

  23. Coleman

    April 23, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Remember how bummed many of us were that the Tigers didn’t sign Dunn? Not so much at the moment…

  24. Coleman

    April 23, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Well, I said Brad Penny was underwhelming up to this point, but he is really beginning to whelm

    • Vince in MN

      April 23, 2011 at 5:49 pm

      Is Avila calling the game or Leyland/Knapp from the dugout?

  25. Coleman

    April 23, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    #%!* Shroom

  26. Steve

    April 23, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I switched over to listen the Sox broadcast for a little bit, These guys are unbelievable, they make it sound like they have it all together as a team. Hawk is not there. Does anyone know what happened to him, I loved listening to him when the Sox loose.

    I would love to be listening to Hawk Sunday when we sweep them on Easter.

    Steve

  27. Coleman

    April 23, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Wow Ozzie letting Edwin twist in the wind out there, is he trying to make some point?

    • Vince in MN

      April 23, 2011 at 6:21 pm

      Waiting for the right match-up?

  28. JOE Z

    April 23, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  29. JOE Z

    April 23, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    stick a fork in ‘em

  30. Coleman

    April 23, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Cabrera has also taken to completely ignoring Crazy Gene Lamont also

  31. Kevin in Dallas

    April 23, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I just came back from watching the Mavs game, why in the heck is EJ just now getting pulled?

    • Vince in MN

      April 23, 2011 at 6:26 pm

      Maybe Ozzie just gave up on this one and is letting Jackson take one for the team to save on the bullpen. He clearly didn’t have it that inning, but the Sox offense has been MIA as well.

    • Coleman

      April 23, 2011 at 6:26 pm

      Because Ozzie Guillen is bat-crazy?

      • Kevin in Dallas

        April 23, 2011 at 6:34 pm

        Correct answer.

    • Mr. X

      April 23, 2011 at 6:29 pm

      because their bullpen only makes things worse

      • Vince in MN

        April 23, 2011 at 6:35 pm

        What’s a manager to do?

  32. Kevin in Dallas

    April 23, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Bravo Bad Brad. Bravo.

  33. Coleman

    April 23, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    If Penny can pitch like this once every few starts, and Coke can do the same, we’ll have a bit of a nice pitching staff here.

    And it gives me a warm feeling to have a good bullpen.  Having a Benoit to come in for the 8th inning is a nice luxury.  To put things in perspective, Tampa replaced Benoit with…Farnsworth…

  34. Vince in MN

    April 23, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Cabrera Crush!

    • Coleman

      April 23, 2011 at 7:02 pm

      Plus Quentin Quirk

  35. Vince in MN

    April 23, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Another Ryan Raburn Rip!

  36. Coleman

    April 23, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    RBI-Burn

  37. Coleman

    April 23, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    9 – 0 lead…where’s Enrique Gonzalez when you need him?

    • Vince in MN

      April 23, 2011 at 7:16 pm

      Alburquerque did his best imitation.

      • Coleman

        April 23, 2011 at 7:18 pm

        Captain Querque

        • Vince in MN

          April 23, 2011 at 7:23 pm

          I like that nickname, I just hope he can hang around long enough for it to stick.

  38. Vince in MN

    April 23, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Let’s embarrass them again tomorrow.