Game 2011.25: Mariners at Tigers

Welcome to double spillover contest Thursday.  We’re giving away this very cool Tigers History Newspaper (courtesy of Anydate.com) today.  The person who is closest to predicting the totals below will win.  I’m not making this dependent on picking a winning team because that’t not really working out for anyone.

- # of runs (both teams)
- # of hits (both teams); and
- # of HRs (both teams)

Michael Pineda scares me.  Very much so.  Kid has been sick, posting a 1.08 WHIP, 7.4 K/9 and 1.78 ERA in his first four major league starts.  He throws a mid 90′s four-seamer and two-seamer, and a very good slider which he throws almost 30% of the time.

The Tigers bats are ice cold.  No one has more than two hits in the series, and I’m not expecting much today.

Bad Brad Penny is gonna have to be our streak buster today.  He was phenomenal last time out allowing 0 hits (though 1 was charged against him) over 7 innings in a win over the White Sox. The Mariners have some pretty decent career numbers off of Penny including Kennedy .368 (7-19), Wilson .357 (5-14), and Suzuki and Olivo .400 (2-5).

Today’s Kelly friendly lineup where JL mistakenly inserted Santiago for Peralto even though he meant Santiago for Rhymes:

1. Jackson – CF
2. Santiago – SS
3. Ordonez – DH
4. Cabrera – 1B
5. Boesch – RF
6. Raburn – LF
7. Avila – C
8. Kelly – 3B
9. Rhymes – 2B

Fun Fact – the Tigers haven’t been swept in a series yet this year.

44 Comments

  1. Andrew in Toronto

    April 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    In my browser the URL for the link to anydate.com isn’t working. Sponsors might like that fixed.

    Anyway… I’ll guess

    12 runs
    16 hits
    4 home runs

    Go Tigers!

    • Kevin in Dallas

      April 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm

      Something funky in WordPress. Thanks for the catch.

  2. Coleman

    April 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    6, Q, and deviled eggs.

    • Coleman

      April 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm

      Oops, I mean 7, 13, and 1.

      I was accidentally answering the quiz: “1. In which game of the ’86 series did Bill Buckner make his famous error? 2. What is John Public’s middle initial? 3. What dish is also known as “eggs mimosa?”

  3. Kevin in Dallas

    April 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    BTW – we’ll take guesses through the end of the 2nd inning, just to get the numbers up. I’ll let Andrew in Toronto change his if he wants.

  4. TORONTO TIGER

    April 28, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Which Tiger team will show up today?
    Being swept by Seattle at home would not sit well with the Tiger fans!

  5. ouchudied

    April 28, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I’ll bite on the trivia.

    9 runs
    14 hits
    1 homer
    AND A TIGERS VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’m really not so sure about the last prediction.

  6. Brenden

    April 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Striking out the side in the first inning certainly isn’t very soothing.

    • Brenden

      April 28, 2011 at 1:35 pm

      Make that 4 straight strikeouts…this is ridiculous.

  7. Mr. X

    April 28, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Avila= Modern Day Hero

    • Mr. X

      April 28, 2011 at 1:45 pm

      heroe

  8. Brenden

    April 28, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Nice! The young guns are stepping up today!

  9. ouchudied

    April 28, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Blah blah blah nepotism blah blah blah…

    where did that go?

  10. Mr. X

    April 28, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    - # of runs (both teams)+-: 8
    - # of hits (both teams); 18
    - # of HRs (both teams): 2

  11. Brenden

    April 28, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Number of Strikeouts of Austin Jackson?

  12. Coleman

    April 28, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    KJax has sombrero potential today

  13. TORONTO TIGER

    April 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Kjax should be sent down immediately……and when he’s brought back up…….inserted in the bottom of the batting order.

  14. Snyder

    April 28, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Top 1/3 of the order is now collectively below .180. Wow.

    • Mr. X

      April 28, 2011 at 1:58 pm

      Miggy can blow a higher BAC than .180.

      • Kevin in Dallas

        April 28, 2011 at 2:03 pm

        Early candidate for POD

    • Vince in MN

      April 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm

      From the mind of Leyland. Why isn’t Rhymes hitting 4th?

      • Vince in MN

        April 28, 2011 at 2:15 pm

        I mean, why not bunch them together since they are all due, due, due, due.

        • Vince in MN

          April 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm

          What am I saying, they are all bunched together. And if you add in Kelly…..

  15. Coleman

    April 28, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Justin “Luke Scott” Smoak

  16. Mr. X

    April 28, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Raburn with a clown saver

  17. Brenden

    April 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I guess the offense is done for the day?

    • Mr. X

      April 28, 2011 at 2:26 pm

      dude, we are playing Seattle. They’ll probably figure out a new way to give us the game.

  18. Vince in MN

    April 28, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Methinks the recent sweep of Chicago may have had more to do with the Sox than the Tigers.

  19. Kevin in Dallas

    April 28, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Kelly shouldn’t get another start at 3B after that terrible effort.

    • Vince in MN

      April 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm

      Kelly shouldn’t be on the team to begin with.

    • Mr. X

      April 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm

      Looked like he almost stepped in dog doo doo.

  20. Mr. X

    April 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Figgins had on those big clown shoes. Thanks for letting us off the hook.

  21. Coleman

    April 28, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Duegglio

  22. Kevin in Dallas

    April 28, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Maggs may never hit another line drive again.

  23. Vince in MN

    April 28, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Hey, two of the Duebie Bros. got hits that inning – put a scare into Mr. Pineda I bet.

  24. Coleman

    April 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Miguel Frickin’ Olivo

  25. Brenden

    April 28, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Man..this team is just a joke right now. There better be some roster moves after this series, or the ship is going to sunk by the end of next week…

    • judpma

      April 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm

      plus if Jackson and Ordonez are batting one and three tomorrow there should be a new manager after this series also……

      • Mr. X

        April 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm

        I was impressed with that Pineda kid that pitched for Seattle. One of the best young arms I’ve seen this season. That’s a great 1-2 punch they have with King Felix.

        Who do you take: King Felix/Pineda or Verlander/Scherzer?

    • Kevin in Dallas

      April 28, 2011 at 8:08 pm

      We’re gonna have a handful more of these 3 game losing streaks. No reason to get too worked up. Tigers are square in the middle of the AL in runs scored and batting average.

      • Vince in MN

        April 29, 2011 at 12:23 pm

        Unfortunately, 12th in ERA and 12th in defense (I know, I know, Inge’s RF makes up for that). Statistically speaking, overall then, they have performed below mediocre level. Will they improve? Hopefully, but how much can we realistically expect. They are what they are – an average team, with average management (I’m being kind here!) in an average division – ocassionally they’ll play some good ball for a few games, and ocassionally they’ll put on a clown show for a few, but most of the time it will fall somewhere in between. Are they going to the WS? – not very likely. Can they take the division? – maybe. If that is acceptable, there is definitely no reason to get worked up.

  26. Kevin in Dallas

    April 28, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    ouchudied is about to get a Detroit Tigers History Newspaper…

    • ouchudied

      April 28, 2011 at 6:05 pm

      I’m living a dream here.

  27. TBran in Troy

    April 28, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    One word: Pathetic!