Game 2011.75: Tigers at Dodgers

Short and sweet for the W headed into an off-day.

Today’s game is free on MLB.tv.  Check out the Tigers wearing 1944 throwback jerseys.

My pick to click is Cabrera.  He’s fuming from yesterday.

1. Casper Wells, CF
2. Ryan Raburn, 2B
3. Brennan Boesch, LF
4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
5. Victor Martinez, C
6. Magglio Ordonez, RF
7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
8. Danny Worth, 3B
9. Rick Porcello, P

40 Comments

  1. Coleman

    June 22, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Nothing like a #2 hitter with a .249 OBP. I mean, literally nothing like it, in the rest of the league.

    • Mr. X

      June 22, 2011 at 1:56 pm

      It makes Dodgers 2nd hitter, Juan Uribe’s .283 OBP look better.

  2. Jon L.

    June 22, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    The Tigers are going to have to bolster their lineup at the trade deadline if they want to make the playoffs.

    • Mr. X

      June 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm

      Did you know that we have the 2nd highest team batting average, the 3rd highest team OBP, and 3rd highest team OPS, in the American League.

      • Kevin in Dallas

        June 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm

        Yeah Jon L, just a bad coupla games, and one of them was against Kershaw. I’m not too worried about it.

        • Brenden

          June 22, 2011 at 3:52 pm

          I’m worried about Ryan Raburn remaining in the line-up after the trade deadline.

  3. ouchudied

    June 22, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Ryan Rayburn…. ugh

  4. Andrew in Toronto

    June 22, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    This game is the mlb.tv free game of the day.

  5. Kevin in Dallas

    June 22, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Good start.

  6. Mr. X

    June 22, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    The Ghost!

  7. Kevin in Dallas

    June 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    That one was a freebie.

  8. Mr. X

    June 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Who was that guy?

  9. StorminNorman$

    June 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    As of today, Raburn has played in 62 games and has 75 K’s in 211 ABs – that’s more than 1 (K) for every 3 ABs… which i believe surpasses the standard set by Mr Inge.

  10. StorminNorman$

    June 22, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Lily has 8 K’s but has given up 3 HR’s through 4… talk about a dichotomy.

  11. ouchudied

    June 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    With that double Boesch raised his average to .300 for the year.

  12. Mr. X

    June 22, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    What a throw! Magglio!!

    • Mr. X

      June 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      Nice block by VMart too. Hope he isn’t hurt.

    • Snyder

      June 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      And a great block by VMart!

  13. ouchudied

    June 22, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Loney didn’t even come close to touching home there; great block by VMart. I’m glad Loney didn’t choose the more ‘direct’ route to home.

  14. StorminNorman$

    June 22, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    I’m not watching the game, but if the pitch location is relatively accurate on ESPN gamecast, Porcello is up in the zone far too often. When he’s pitching like he has the past few outings, the scouting report on him should be simple; layoff the sinker and low balls, and look for the fastball or non-sinking sinkers about belt high.

  15. Brenden

    June 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Boesch bobble….We are trying to lose this game…ugh….

  16. StorminNorman$

    June 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    despite the outcome (Loney rbi single), i’ve got to give credit to JL for lifting Porcello – Loney was batting .177 vs lefties and Porcello didn’t seem to be fooling many of the Dodger hitters.

  17. ouchudied

    June 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    After seeing that graphic on FSD, it appears someone that works there reads baseball-reference.com

    All of their ‘record-breaking’ stats were taken from this article:

    http://www.baseball-reference......ives/12037

    • Kevin in Dallas

      June 22, 2011 at 5:59 pm

      Or they read this blog…I posted it a few days ago, though in fairness, I pulled it from a tweet.

      • ouchudied

        June 22, 2011 at 6:51 pm

        Of course… I forgot that I got the link from here first. Kudos to you, sir.

  18. Brenden

    June 22, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Raburn with another stellar day at the plate.

  19. Coleman

    June 22, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I like how Raburn argues with the ump after every strikeout. Like a guy who strikes out 40% of his ABs is going to get the benefit of the doubt. Hopefully umps are going to start tossing him.

  20. Kevin in Dallas

    June 22, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Let’s go VMart, we need a base knock here.

  21. Coleman

    June 22, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    The Donkey!!

  22. Kevin in Dallas

    June 22, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I have a bad feeling about this.

    • Coleman

      June 22, 2011 at 6:53 pm

      Jumping Jax!

  23. Brenden

    June 22, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Why does our pitching staff have to suck against the NL?

  24. Kevin in Dallas

    June 22, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Though I’m slightly reassured by the fact that just about everyone in the stadium has already left.

  25. Kevin in Dallas

    June 22, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    WOW.

  26. ouchudied

    June 22, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I thought that ball was going to travel a lot farther than that when it came off the bat. Phew.

  27. Mr. X

    June 22, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Damn, that made me happy.

  28. JOE Z

    June 22, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    great drama. great catch, austin!

  29. Brenden

    June 22, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Put it in the win column. Finally, back to the friendly confines of Comerica Park!

    • JOE Z

      June 23, 2011 at 12:44 pm

      tigers will break the 1 million fan mark on friday. currently sitting at 995K

  30. Tom in Minneapolis

    June 22, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Almost a four-hour game. Enjoyed listenting to Vin Scully calling every minute of it. He is an artist.