Game 2011.74: Tigers at Dodgers

Last night’s trivia answer: Jack Morris, Dan Petry, and Walt Terrell.  Wilcox had been relegated to a spot starter by 1985.

Tigers are 1-3 thus far to start this 6 game interleague road trip.  During these four games, opposing pitchers are 2-7 with 5 RBI and 3 BB.  That’s a .500 OBP, and as many RBI as any other spot in the lineup.  Arguably, it only really mattered in Saturday’s loss, but watching the opposing pitcher drive in more runs than the whole team can’t be much of a boost in the dugout.

Max Scherzer looks to be the first ML pitcher to get to 10 wins tonight.  He hit a rough patch in late May/early June, but he’s rebounded nicely allowing only 3 ER over his last 12 2/3 with a .95 WHIP.

Scherzer will be opposed by Chad Billingsley.  Billingsley is hittable with a 1.52 WHIP on the year against a 4.65 ERA.  Note his 2011 stats are significantly worse than his career stats (3.66 ERA and 1.37 WHIP), and he had a 16 win season back in 2008.  I get the feeling that he’s the kind of guy who could turn into Cy for a night against the boys.

My pick to click is Jackson, as he’s also on my Scoresheet roster.

No Peralta or Cabs (or Maggs) tonight.

1. Austin Jackson, CF
2. Don Kelly, 3B
3. Brennan Boesch, RF
4. Victor Martinez, 1B
5. Andy Dirks, LF
6. Alex Avila, C
7. Ryan Raburn, 2B
8. Ramon Santiago, SS
9. Max Scherzer, P




  1. JOE Z

    June 21, 2011 at 10:01 pm


  2. Mr. X

    June 21, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I can’t think of a better game to sit Cabrera. He’s 0-12 vs Billingsley.

  3. ouchudied

    June 21, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I’m watching the pregame show and Rod Allen is doing an interview with Boesch, and brings up Boesch’s surfing ability. Rod proceeds to ask Boesch if he thinks that he could teach him how to surf. Boesch says he doesn’t know, he is not a good teacher, and then throws in “I dunno, there aren’t too many brothers in the water.” I’m glad that Rod thought it was funny.

  4. JOE Z

    June 21, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    i love 9 pitch innings

    • JOE Z

      June 21, 2011 at 11:17 pm

      love 4 pitch innings

  5. Brenden

    June 21, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I see our offense is on fire again tonight…

  6. Stormin Norman$

    June 21, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    The native americans lost again tonight to the rockies.

    The Twinkies started the game with 8 hits and put up an 8-spot against Bumgarner/Giants in the 1st inning.

    Beware the Twinkies – i believe they’ve won 14 of their last 17.

    • Brenden

      June 21, 2011 at 10:49 pm

      Yeah…the way we are playing right now, we are only inviting the Twins to pass us.

  7. Mr. X

    June 21, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Bumgarner’s start vs Twins- 1/3 inning pitched, 9 hits, 8 runs, all earned. ERA went from 3.21 to 4.06.
    He had a very bad day.

  8. Mr. X

    June 21, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    It seems like the Dodgers are getting every lucky break. Every run scoring hit has had eyes.

  9. David G

    June 21, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    He should have walked the 8 hitter to get to CBill, do it every time in NL ball. That run is on Leyland. Learn to manage in the NL, you only did it for 12 or so years.

  10. David G

    June 21, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Joke, I don’t care how light-hitting or “dominant” your starter is, pitchers have no bat and no speed, with 2 outs, WALK HIM.

  11. JOE Z

    June 21, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    great stat about last 24 games from the 3 hole. = no more maggs. keep it that way

  12. Mr. X

    June 22, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Eating some rally peanuts.

    • Mr. X

      June 22, 2011 at 12:06 am

      choked on a shell

  13. JOE Z

    June 22, 2011 at 12:06 am

    oh my god miguel

  14. Kevin in Dallas

    June 22, 2011 at 12:07 am

    That blows.

  15. Kevin in Dallas

    June 22, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Scully just said “Dodgers are getting all the breaks…”

  16. judpma

    June 22, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Hey Miggy hows that night life in LA…..that swing looks like you just got in from last night

    • JOE Z

      June 22, 2011 at 12:22 am

      oh lawd

  17. Kevin in Dallas

    June 22, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Not our night gents.

  18. judpma

    June 22, 2011 at 1:27 am

    I’ve just sat thru 18 innings of one run in two different innings……here at the ball yard….I am sick