Game 2012.18: Mariners at Tigers
Well, it’s not about Brandon Inge.
So, what is it about?
Is it about the lack of a mean streak?
Is there a mean SOB in the minor league system who could replace the friendly Inge?
Yes, there was another Bad Max sighting. But the Tigers scored a relatively healthy 4 runs, with comforting contributions from the middle of the order. Still, they were no match for the mild Mariners, and consternation brews.
Is it about epic failures with runners on 3rd and less than 2 out? Are the Tiger hitters too impatient, letting starting pitchers off the hook? Too many strikeouts? Inability to advance runners? A big hole in the lineup with whoever is scribbled in as 2B?
I will look at all of these issues and more in tommorow’s post (this in the tradition of the Anglo-Saxon beot).
Tonight the Tigers try to get back on track with Rookie Adam Wilk facing King Felix Hernandez. Tiger-Killer Hernandez has won 8 consecutive decisions against Detroit, so…good luck with that, kid.
And what’s up with Andy Dirks? He has been out 8 days now with a day-to-day mild hamstring something. If he could play, he would (Smokey is going full-bore lefty tonight)…if not, why not DL him, and bring up Clete? (oops).
Today’s random note: Jeremy Bonderman is contemplating a comeback.
Today’s Player of the Pre-game: Delmon Young
The Tigers need a mean streak. Delmon once threw his bat at an umpire.
Today’s Donkeiago Lineup:
- Austin Jackson CF
- Brennan Boesch RF
- Miguel Cabrera 3B
- Prince Fielder 1B
- Delmon Young DH
- Alex Avila C
- Jhonny Peralta SS
- Ramon Santiago 2B
- Don Kelly LF