Game 2011.137: Royals at Tigers

by Kevin in Dallas on September 1, 2011 · 31 comments

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The comeback boys look to take an appended 4 game series with today’s make-up of a rain-out from mid-may.

Danny Duffy is a 22 year old lefty in his first season in the bigs.  He throws a low to mid 90′s fastball, and has had a strong minor league career, posting sub 3 ERAs with lower than .230 BAAs at every stop.  But, considering that his highlights on MLB.com are all pickoffs, he may not exactly bring the heat.  On the other hand, the Tigers have a knack for struggling against Unknown Rookie Guy.

Phenom Jacob Turner makes his 2nd big league start, as the organization’s top prospect auditions for the playoff rotation.  The expanded roster also now includes Will Rhymes (remember him?), Andy Dirks and Luis Marte, who posted some AlAl-ish K numbers at Erie.

Today’s Series Winning Lineup:

1. Jackson, CF
2. Ordonez, RF
3. Young, LF
4. Cabrera, 1B
5. Martinez, DH
6. Avila, C
7. Peralta, SS
8. Raburn, 2B
9. Inge, 3B

 
 

{ 31 comments }

Brenden September 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Did Magglio and Boesch switch bodies? A Double and a Stolen Base? Go Maggs!

Brenden September 1, 2011 at 1:27 pm

The Kansas City Red Sox are back today…

Andrew in Toronto September 1, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Magglio!

ouchudied September 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Inge makes me want to break things.

Brenden September 1, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Yeah…seriously…The guy has his head in the clouds. How much longer does he have left on his contract with the Tigers? Is it to the point where he will be kicked to the curb at the end of the year?

ouchudied September 1, 2011 at 2:30 pm

5.5 million for 2012, 6 million club option 2013. I won’t be happy if I see Inge in a Tigers uniform next year

Stormin Norman$ September 1, 2011 at 2:33 pm

agreed

Brenden September 1, 2011 at 2:36 pm

What makes me sick is that he probably will be the starting 3B next year, after he hits .220 in Spring Training…

Brenden September 1, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Okay, Leyland, time to pull Turner before this gets out of control, he is no longer getting people out.

Stormin Norman$ September 1, 2011 at 2:41 pm

the Native Americans just went down 6-0 in the 8th

Stormin Norman$ September 1, 2011 at 2:43 pm

make that 7-0

Brenden September 1, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Yay! Another pitching meltdown today! So glad Perry was brought in!

Brenden September 1, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Brilliant Leyland, leave in Perry…that’s a good idea after he just gave up two runs!

tbran in Troy September 1, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Prediction: Perry — aka “the human gas can” — will no longer be a Tiger beginning 11/1/11.

ouchudied September 1, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Uh…… Magglio?

Brenden September 1, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Magglio is on a tear today! That’s the old Magglio we used to love!

Stormin Norman$ September 1, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Maggs the time-traveler… if only the Tigers could get another month and half out of the “vintage Maggs”…

ouchudied September 1, 2011 at 2:59 pm

How about August 2007 Magglio?

.393/.445/.692 for a 1.138 OPS with 10 HR and 31 RBI

Kevin in Dallas September 1, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Baseball is fun.

Heading to the D tomorrow morning, CoPa tomorrow night.

StorminNorman$ September 1, 2011 at 3:40 pm

well the bullpen HAD been quite good lately… apparently middle relief has reverted back to a relatively ineffective enterprise.

…but i must admit, KC has got some quality hitters in their lineup

ouchudied September 2, 2011 at 11:20 am

See you there, Kevin. I’ll be the one with the camping gear. You can’t miss me.

ouchudied September 1, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Hmmmmmmm. Lets throw our green relievers in the fire.

Because this plan worked so well last time, Leyland.

ouchudied September 1, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Third time’s a charm.

-Leyland

StorminNorman$ September 1, 2011 at 3:43 pm

off the bus from Toledo… and into the fire. i’ve never understood this logic. Yes i know Chicago and then the Indians are up next, but at this point in the season a win is a win.

Kevin in Dallas September 1, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Oh great…Coleman.

Andrew in Toronto September 1, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I have had enough of Coleman! Let’s beat him black and blue!

Kevin in Dallas September 1, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Coleman has now pitched a complete game, 5 hit, shutout against the Tigers this year.

Kevin in Dallas September 1, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Pauley has been awful since arriving.

StorminNorman$ September 1, 2011 at 4:30 pm

give up 9 runs (game 1) and 11 runs (game 4) and you’re likely to lose.

commendable come-back in game 4 (though a bit short), as well as games 2 and 3… hopefully this attitude continues over the next 6 games with CWS and CLE.

Andrew in Toronto September 2, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I thought this was an interesting article about the Yankees-Red Sox game last night:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/joe_lemire/09/02/yankees.red.sox.pitch.counts/index.html?sct=mlb_t11_a0

Their ability (and strategy) to dive up pitch counts is going to be a problem for us in the playoffs… even, perhaps, for Verlander.

StorminNorman$ September 2, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Here’s the Detroit Tigers’ starting inge-included lineup for tonight’s game CWS. Left-hander John Danks is starting CWS. Danks ’11 against DET, 12 IP, 15 H, 4 ER, 18 K’s, 3.00 ERA.

1. Austin Jackson, CF
2. Magglio Ordonez, RF
3. Delmon Young, LF
4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
5. Victor Martinez, DH
6. Alex Avila, C
7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
8. Ramon Santiago, 2B
9. Brandon Inge, 3B

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