Game 2012.3: Red Sox at Tigers

2-0, 1st place, 1 game up over Chi and KC

We’re only two games into the season, and the Tigers have already played what could be their most complete game of the season. After Doug Fister left with a strained left side (it’s is costochondral muscle if you must know) min the 4th, the bullpen came in and shut-out the Red Sox over 5 1/3, allowing only 4 hits and a walk while striking out 8. Only one runner advanced to 2nd during that stretch – Ryan Sweeney in the 7th via defensive indifference.

And then there were a few HRs. All told the offense had 12 hits, 6 of them for extra bases, and had runners on base in every inning except for the 2nd.

The Tigers go for the series sweep today behind Max Scherzer. Mad Max only faced the Red Sox once last year, and the result was his worst outing of the season when he allowed 7 ER in 2 IP. Buchholz looks to plug the dam for the Red Sox.

1:05 PM ET start.

Dirks in Left, Raburn at 2B

Jackson, CF
Boesch, RF
Cabrera, 3B
Fielder, 1B
Young, DH
Avila, C
Peralta, SS
Dirks, LF
Raburn , 2B

30 Comments

  1. Vince in MN

    April 8, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Let’s hope it is Mad Max and not Bad Max that shows up today.

    • Coleman

      April 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      We got the Bad one today.

  2. Coleman

    April 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Clay Buchholz looks like a water rat.

    • The Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      April 8, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      But with a great curve

      • Coleman

        April 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm

        And not such a good change up!

  3. Coleman

    April 8, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Bhases-loaded Dhouble!!

  4. Coleman

    April 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Shoppach up to his old tricks.

  5. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    April 8, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Max stutters but KS’s Pedroria

  6. Coleman

    April 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Rayburn is back at 2B

  7. Kevin in Dallas

    April 8, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    That actually didn’t look like too bad of a throw by AJax. If Avila catches that in front of the plate I think we get Sweeney.

  8. Kevin in Dallas

    April 8, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    2 2/3, 81 pitches, 7 ER. Good chance that’s his worst outing of the year.

    Gonna be a wild one.

  9. Vince in MN

    April 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Time for a Bosh Baesch

    • Vince in MN

      April 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      Good enough.

  10. Coleman

    April 8, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Nice job, Schlereth

    • Vince in MN

      April 8, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      He’ll turn out to be the weak link in the bullpen IMO.

    • Coleman

      April 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm

      OK, that was better.

  11. Vince in MN

    April 8, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Kayburn

  12. Coleman

    April 8, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Are you kidding me?!

  13. Andrew in Toronto

    April 8, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    This team ain’t bad.

  14. Django McTunes (@ensigntaiga)

    April 8, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow.

    This team can rake!

  15. tom in troy

    April 8, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Red Sox Nation is on suicide watch

  16. Stormin Norman$

    April 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    unfreakin believable!

    now i know what Yankee and Red Sox fans have felt over the past 8-10 years… with an offense like this, there’s always a chance for a comeback.

  17. Vince in MN

    April 8, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    With the score 9-7 in the 8th, I had to take off and didn’t get back home until the game was long over. I missed all the fun! I had a feeling they would come back, but not like this! These guys could be real monsters.

    • Vince in MN

      April 8, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      And a guy who wasn’t on the roster as they broke camp is now 2-0 after three games!

      • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

        April 8, 2012 at 9:24 pm

        After the 4th inninngm I was off too on Easter duty. I did listen to the 11th from my car. That’s a game we should of lost. We’ll take it!

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  19. Vince in MN

    April 9, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Last year the Tigers didn’t win their 3rd game until the 7th tilt, and then proceeded to lose three in a row before getting on a winning track, so started the season 3-7.

    • Vince in MN

      April 9, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      On the other hand, 2010 was the year they had all those crazy late inning come from behind wins early in the season and then…..

  20. Vince in MN

    April 9, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    On this date (April 9) 50 years ago the Tigrs opened the 1962 season against the Washington Senators in Washington:
    http://www.retrosheet.org/boxe.....S21962.htm

  21. TSE

    April 9, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I was at the game.