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Game 2011.62: Mariners at Tigers

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

Posted by on June 9, 2011.

Categories: 2011 Season, Game Post

20 Responses

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

    I LOLed

    by ouchudied on Jun 9, 2011 at 7:26 pm

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

    by StorminNorman$ on Jun 9, 2011 at 7:27 pm

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

    by R3L2O Police on Jun 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm

  4. R3L2O fail. Dirk woulda got AA home.

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

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

    by R3L2O Police on Jun 9, 2011 at 8:10 pm

  6. 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…

    by StorminNorman$ on Jun 9, 2011 at 8:24 pm

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

    by R3L2O Police on Jun 9, 2011 at 8:29 pm

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

    by StorminNorman$ on Jun 9, 2011 at 8:34 pm

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

    by Vince in MN on Jun 9, 2011 at 8:36 pm

  10. 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?

    by Vince in MN on Jun 9, 2011 at 8:40 pm

  11. 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.

    by StorminNorman$ on Jun 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm

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

    by Mr. X on Jun 9, 2011 at 8:49 pm

  13. Raburn is quickly increasing his stock of due-ness

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

  14. The Golden Sombrero for Mr. Olivo.

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

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

    by Vince in MN on Jun 9, 2011 at 9:20 pm

  16. tigers on a heater. love it

    by JOE Z on Jun 9, 2011 at 10:32 pm

  17. 8-2 over the last ten, best mark in baseball. rub it in

    by JOE Z on Jun 9, 2011 at 10:33 pm

  18. Answer to Q2: Brad Ausmus in 1999.

    by Vince in MN on Jun 10, 2011 at 9:37 am

  19. 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.

    by scotsw on Jun 10, 2011 at 9:47 am

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

    by Jon L. on Jun 10, 2011 at 1:43 pm

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