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Game 2011.59: Tigers at Rangers

92.5%

That’s the current number for the Rangers on the ESPN poll of who will win tonight’s game.

The Rangers are one of the hottest teams in baseball right now, having won 11 of their last 14.  They just completed a 4-game sweep of Cleveland (thank you very much).  We all know the Rangers can score runs, but what was really impressive against Cleveland was the pitching:  Texas held the Indians to 6 runs total over the 4 games.

Max Scherzer will have his work cut out for him against the Rangers in hitter-friendly Arlington, especially coming off two consecutive shaky starts.  Colby Lewis looks to continue the Ranger streak of good pitching, himself coming back from 8 innings of 4-hit shutout pitching against the Rays.

So the Tigers have their work cut out for them tonight.  But 92.5%? C’mon.

In other news, Purcey returns from paternitizing, and Andy Oliver has been sent back to the mud.  Scott Sizemore has been called up to the Oakland A’s, as a 3rd-baseman.  And still no Magglio.

Today’s Player of the Pre-Game:  Andy Dirks

Texas hitters will keep Andy busy in the outfield;  Dirks had 2 2-strike hits in yesterday’s game, which should be a confidence-builder.

Today’s Return-of-the-H-Factor Lineup:

  1. Austin Jackson CF
  2. Don Kelly 3B
  3. Brennan Boesch RF
  4. Miguel Cabrera 1B
  5. Victor Martinez DH
  6. Andy Dirks LF
  7. Jhonny Peralta SS
  8. Alex Avila C
  9. Ryan Raburn 2B

Posted by on June 6, 2011.

Categories: 2011 Season, Game Post

41 Responses

  1. Because they are playing during the middle of the week, this is the first Tigers v. Rangers series in Arlington that I have missed in years. I hope Kevin in Dallas is there representing us well….no Mags in the pregame line up?

    by Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi on Jun 6, 2011 at 7:14 pm

  2. Rangers have been nearly unbeatable since Hamilton and Cruz returned to the lineup. I’m pretty sure that 11-3 record reflects that timespan.

    by Kevin in Dallas on Jun 6, 2011 at 7:25 pm

  3. Family stuff/Mavs have me in the same boat OTFiM.

    by Kevin in Dallas on Jun 6, 2011 at 7:26 pm

  4. Maggs is still with Mudhens

    by Coleman on Jun 6, 2011 at 7:27 pm

  5. Tough loss last night. I was pulling for you guys.

    Signed,
    the rest of America

    by ouchudied on Jun 6, 2011 at 7:27 pm

  6. Rats…Maggs in Toledo, Kevin with the Mav, me in Vicksburg and the river is high…who we gonna call??? Boesch busters!!!

    BTW, the last Tiger v. Ranger series was Boesch debute when he came to the plate and hit the first pitch in the right field gap for a double. I recall asking my brother, what was that guy’s name for the scorecard?

    by Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi on Jun 6, 2011 at 7:31 pm

  7. Completely unimportant and unrelated side note: I was in NYC a few weekends ago and I went to the apartment building where they battle the giant marshmallow man. I was psyched

    by ouchudied on Jun 6, 2011 at 7:36 pm

  8. Bosh Baesch!

    by Vince in MN on Jun 6, 2011 at 8:15 pm

  9. Boesch answers the call! Post of the game goes to OTFiM!

    by Coleman on Jun 6, 2011 at 8:15 pm

  10. Bonderman pitching for Texas?

    by Mr X on Jun 6, 2011 at 8:16 pm

  11. Lewis was a Tiger briefly some years ago, I think. Maybe…..

    by Vince in MN on Jun 6, 2011 at 8:22 pm

  12. JLwas an accomplice on KBurn there for calling a hit and run on 0-1.

    by Kevin in Dallas on Jun 6, 2011 at 8:37 pm

  13. Bosh Baesch 2.0

    by Vince in MN on Jun 6, 2011 at 8:54 pm

  14. They are going to start pitching around Boesch to get to Cabrera

    by Coleman on Jun 6, 2011 at 8:54 pm

  15. The Dirkster! He wasn’t Player of the Pregame for nothing!

    by Coleman on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:01 pm

  16. Humor from Uncle Smokey in the dugout. That was great.

    by ouchudied on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:01 pm

  17. Dirks Doink.

    And they’ll have to start pitchinng around Dirks to get to Peralta.

    by Vince in MN on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:02 pm

  18. For anyone who didn’t see it, Leyland stuck a piece of his gum on Lloyd’s elbow and didn’t say anything until Lloyd noticed it.

    by ouchudied on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:05 pm

  19. I would take a .275/ 20 HR/ 75 BI line from a Tiger catcher.

    by Vince in MN on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:05 pm

  20. Wow. Those aren’t cheapies.

    by Kevin in Dallas on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:07 pm

  21. Twins helping out vs CLE also; up 6-3 in the 8th.

    by Vince in MN on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:08 pm

  22. Okay Scherzer…you have a 7 run lead, figure your stuff out and don’t blow this lead.

    by Brenden on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:12 pm

  23. Dirks Doh!

    by Coleman on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:12 pm

  24. So, what happened? That triple wasn’t Scherzer’s fault? Man I miss watching games live on TV…

    by Brenden on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:15 pm

  25. I didn’t see it either, but am guessing he must have “rayburned” it.

    by Vince in MN on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:16 pm

  26. Looks like we might have Bad Max going again tonight.

    by Vince in MN on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:17 pm

  27. Dirks dove for it but came up short, it went by him all the way to the fence

    by Coleman on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:19 pm

  28. Boesch is on a roll tonight.

    by Brenden on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:22 pm

  29. 9 to 2 in the 4th?? Dare I say clown show or just a good old fashion beating?

    by tbran in Troy on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:33 pm

  30. We’re just taking advantage of the Launching Pad at Arlington (with an assist from some Lewis lobs).

    by Coleman on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:36 pm

  31. We might need all 9 runs

    by Coleman on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:37 pm

  32. Perhaps I was premature with the clown show sighting?

    by tbran in Troy on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:37 pm

  33. Man….what is going on with Max? He just can’t finish batters off. It’s only a matter of time before he gets dropped from my fantasy team if he keeps this nonsense up.

    by Brenden on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:39 pm

  34. It’s only a matter of time before Enrique Gonzalez gets up in the bullpen, which is even more disturbing.

    by Coleman on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:40 pm

  35. Don’t say that…please don’t say that…

    by Brenden on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:41 pm

  36. Ah, Mr. Leland … a call to the pen may be in order?

    by tbran in Troy on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:44 pm

  37. Back to Toledo?

    by Andrew on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:45 pm

  38. Phew, it’s The Furby

    by Coleman on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:45 pm

  39. It worked last time….he just looks awful.

    by Brenden on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:46 pm

  40. Max has stabilized a bit, we may not see the Furby

    by Coleman on Jun 6, 2011 at 10:03 pm

  41. 92.5% of ESPN’ers are fools.

    by Mr X on Jun 7, 2011 at 7:23 pm

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