Game 2011.62: Mariners at Tigers

by Coleman on June 9, 2011 · 20 comments

in 2011 Season,Game Post

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Well, that was forgettable.  Still, the Tigers came away with their 2nd consecutive road series win, and that against a first-place team, so things are looking good (in fact for the season the Tigers are just one notch under .500 in road games).

Don Kelly provided a brief highlight with a rare home-run, only to undo it with a spectacular 2-run error.  Guess he didn’t hang out later to watch the ESPN highlights after all.

But enough of that. Tonight brings the two words we love to hear:  Justin Verlander.

Now yes, the last time the Mariners came to town the Tigers were the victims of a lopsided sweep.  And the Tigers even lost Verlander’s start 10-1 (it should be added that the bullpen gave up 6 of those runs in the 9th, on the day the term “blowpen” was coined).  But that was then, and this is now.  I mean, just look at the picture above.  See the concentration.

The Mariners send out Doug Fister, whose 3-6 record doesn’t do him justice (3.29 ERA).

In other news, the Tigers drafted Gene Lamont’s granddaughter’s boyfriend in the 740th round of the MLB draft.

Today’s Player of the Pre-Game:  Jhonny Peralta

He will like being back at Comerica, where he is hitting .337 (.985 OPS)

Today’s Return-of-the-Burn Lineup:

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

{ 20 comments }

ouchudied June 9, 2011 at 7:26 pm

“In other news, the Tigers drafted Gene Lamont’s granddaughter’s boyfriend in the 740th round of the MLB draft.”

I LOLed

StorminNorman$ June 9, 2011 at 7:27 pm

It was possible to have a Fister – Furbush matchup tonight…

R3L2O Police June 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Ryan Raburn, you are under arrest. And take your buddy KJax with you.

Kevin in Dallas headed to the Mavs game June 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm

R3L2O fail. Dirk woulda got AA home.

R3L2O Police June 9, 2011 at 8:10 pm

It looks like we may have to just cordon off the whole dugout.

StorminNorman$ June 9, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Tigers have a runner at 3rd nobody out and the next inning a runner at 3rd one out and can’t score. Seattle get’s a guy on 3rd with 2 outs and scores on a SO… there’s something wrong with that picture.

JV already at 87 pitches through 5…

R3L2O Police June 9, 2011 at 8:29 pm

You’ve gotta be kidding me. Back to back double R3L2O fail. Good job Raburn and Jackson, real good job.

StorminNorman$ June 9, 2011 at 8:34 pm

AA vying for an All Star spot. Boesch has been quite impressive of late.

Vince in MN June 9, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Except for the 0-fer yesterday, Baesch is boshing, I mean Bosh is Baeching.

Vince in MN June 9, 2011 at 8:40 pm

When was the last time a catcher hit two triples in a game?
When was the last time a Tiger catcher hit two tiples in a game?

Vince in MN June 10, 2011 at 9:37 am

Answer to Q2: Brad Ausmus in 1999.

StorminNorman$ June 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm

JV has just passed the 100 inning mark for the year – and today he’s at 103 through 6 innings.

JV is a Tiger pitching contract extension that is paying dividends (so far), which is more than one could say for the Bondo, Robertson, Willis, etc. extensions/millions.

scotsw June 10, 2011 at 9:47 am

I request a reprieve for Bonderman here. I know he didn’t prove to be worth the money, but that was a freak medical condition there. The man sacrificed a rib for the Taggers, fer heaven’s sake.

Mr. X June 9, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Great game so far. Kudos to Avila, Kelly, and Boesch.

Coleman June 9, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Raburn is quickly increasing his stock of due-ness

Vince in MN June 9, 2011 at 9:20 pm

The day off hurt, causing a disruption and ending his streak. Now it is back to square 1 for MR2B.

Vince in MN June 9, 2011 at 9:17 pm

The Golden Sombrero for Mr. Olivo.

JOE Z June 9, 2011 at 10:32 pm

tigers on a heater. love it

JOE Z June 9, 2011 at 10:33 pm

8-2 over the last ten, best mark in baseball. rub it in

Jon L. June 10, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Verlander pitched very well once again and it’s great to see him pitch at this level.

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