Game 2011.118: Tigers at Orioles

Tigers look to get to .500 on the road.

17 Comments

  1. Kevin in Dallas

    August 12, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Sorry for the late post all. Good way to start though.

  2. Kevin in Dallas

    August 12, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Can someone update me on the AlAl injury?

  3. Coleman

    August 12, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Bad news: during pre-game batting practice Al Aburquerque was hit in the head with a line drive and had to be carried off the field.

  4. Vince in MN

    August 12, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Tigerball: BB, single, single, single, DP = 1 run.

  5. Vince in MN

    August 12, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Penny.

  6. Vince in MN

    August 12, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Maggs still looking for the elusive 1st extrabase hit this month (2 in 84 AB since the AS break).

  7. Chris

    August 12, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Tigers are really struggling for big hits. This team would have chased Simon off the mound back in June. Now they can’t do anything against mediocre pitching

    • Coleman

      August 12, 2011 at 8:23 pm

      It just turned June.

      • Vince in MN

        August 12, 2011 at 8:31 pm

        Not so much.

  8. Chris

    August 12, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    It went to June until Magglio came to bat. Then things reverted to August.

  9. Chris

    August 12, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Birds are showing how scoring is done to our pathetic offense

  10. Kevin in Dallas

    August 12, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Cle with two in the bottom of the 8th to take a 3-2 lead over Minny.

    How much longer will Maggs stay in the 3 hole? I’d like to see:
    - Betemit or Peralta
    - Dirks
    - Boesch

    for our 1/2/3. Giving Jackson an extra AB every game is silly when you have .300 hitters at the bottom of the order.

    • Coleman

      August 12, 2011 at 9:54 pm

      Maggs would be doing worse in any other spot in the lineup, without the threat of Cabrera behind him. (Oh, and nice R3L2O Fail there).

    • Vince in MN

      August 12, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      I’d consider letting Jackson lead off against lefties, but agree vs RH. Ordonez needs to get dropped in the order and platooned. Guillen should probably be replaced (with Rhymes?). Betemit doesn’t hit LH very well, Ks too much and probably should be platooned as well; definitely not a leadoff hitter. The lineup I’d like to see 1. Jackson/Dirks 2. Boesch 3. Cabrera 4. Martinez 5. Peralta 6. Avila and for 7,8,9 whatever (w Jacskon 9th vs RH).

    • Vince in MN

      August 12, 2011 at 10:05 pm

      CLE beats useless Twins, 3-2. Cy Chen beating WS though 2-0 in 7th.

  11. Coleman

    August 12, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Best Valverde dance in many weeks…somebody really wanted this one

  12. Vince in MN

    August 12, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    A fortunate win and the bullpen came through (only 1 walk and1 hit in 3.2 innings).