Game 2012.8: Tigers at White Sox

5-2, 1st place, .5 games up on CWS. Here’s a random Fox News article about how great the Tigers are.

Also – this just broke, Clete Thomas has been claimed by the Twinkies.

Adam Wilk makes his big league starting debut this afternoon a little ahead of schedule as he fills in for Doug Fister. Wilk was an 11th rounder (out of the 100 or so that make up the MLB draft, so that’s pretty good) in 2009, and has had an impressive minor league career to date, posting a 2.58 ERA in 60 career starts. He strikes out enough (almost 7 per nine), but he doesn’t walk many and has a career 1.02 minor league WHIP.

In case you missed the transaction line yesterday, Inge came up with Wilk, and Villareal and Worth were sent down. Wilk should be here through another start until Fister is back.

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

Yup, Dirks at DH with the ballerina in left.

48 Comments

  1. Django McTunes (@ensigntaiga)

    April 14, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    And the Brandon Inge saga continues, as another probably better player bites the dust (Clete).

    • Vince in MN

      April 14, 2012 at 4:20 pm

      Inge says his stroke will return, so it’s OK.

      Thomas was probably a goner in any case at some point as the Tigers are loaded up with outfielders in the minors, although he would be a handy guy to call up in a short-term emergency. He was a good guy, but had little up side (more than Inge though!), so best of luck to him. I thought there was a good chance he would get through waivers. The fact that the Twins picked him up says more about the Twins than the Tigers.

  2. Vince in MN

    April 14, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    This will be Wilks first ML start. He relieved 5 times for the Tigers last year.

    • Kevin in Dallas

      April 14, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      Yeah, I knew that. Just put the post up too quickly. Corrected it above. Gracias.

  3. Coleman

    April 14, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    No one is going to touch us for GIDP this season.

    • Vince in MN

      April 14, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      Maybe never, but that is OK ’cause of all the baserunnsers /runs we are goning to get. There will be times when it gets maddening though. And remember the game lst year when V-Mart had 4 GIDP in one game (or was it only 3) – that ain’t gonna happen again (well maybe Young could do it).

    • Steve

      April 14, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      Boy,,,,,,,,,, aint that the truth

  4. jud

    April 14, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Inge will get his stroke back….when your stroke is only .211 it should be relatively easy to ge it back….just sayin

    • Vince in MN

      April 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      It’s all relative.

  5. Vince in MN

    April 14, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Ra(ll)y(killer)burn.

    • Vince in MN

      April 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      On the other hand if this was August (or spring training) he would have cleared the baes – with a hit I mean.

  6. Jud

    April 14, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    i guess Raburn is STILL due…

    • Coleman

      April 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      That is his 2nd half secret. By August 1 he is SO due.

  7. Vince in MN

    April 14, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Floyd can be kind of a bugaboo for the Tigers, so Wilks needs to jeep this thing close. Nice 7 pitch 1st inning.

  8. Kevin in Dallas

    April 14, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Dickerson is doing a great job carrying the radio broadcast by himself.

    • Coleman

      April 14, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      Has he mentioned The Art of Pitching yet?

      • Kevin in Dallas

        April 14, 2012 at 5:06 pm

        He’s giving us a day off.

  9. Jud

    April 14, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    hey Miggy…Ozzie is gone..It’s ok to play good against the Sox now….

  10. Kevin in Dallas

    April 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    5 pitch inning for Wilk.

  11. Steve

    April 14, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I was bummed a couple years ago when we did not get Dunn. Turns out he is worse than Inge. Who’da thought

  12. Brenden

    April 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Seriously, how has Leyland not figured out that Raburn can’t hit the broadside of a barn before July?

  13. Coleman

    April 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Who is this Cy Floyd guy?

  14. Brenden

    April 14, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    So…where has that multi-million dollar offense of ours been the last couple days? Did it stay behind in Detroit? I’m going to request a refund if they lose this series to the dirty Sox…

  15. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    April 14, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Good hustle AJAX who wasn’t about to let Boesch hit him into another double play!

  16. AJRULES

    April 14, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Where have the Tiger bats disappeared for the last two games? I hate having to listen to those Sox announcers.

    • Kevin in Dallas

      April 14, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      Lots of time left. I’ve got a good feeling.

  17. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    April 14, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Wilk got hit by a pitch off Fielder

    • AJRULES

      April 14, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      Bad luck or what ….. nothing seems to be going right for us the last few games!

  18. Kevin in Dallas

    April 14, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Fielder just knocked Wilk out of the game.

  19. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    April 14, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    By a foul!…Ok Delmon take one again for the team

  20. Jud

    April 14, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    I’m not sure I can take too much more of this excitement !

  21. Brenden

    April 14, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    That was disappointing…

  22. Jud

    April 14, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    how can the highlight of the game for your team be your pitcher getting hit by a foul ball….

  23. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    April 14, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Even Dunn is hitting of Balester…get him out

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      April 14, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      Spoke too soon as Schlereth is warming up!

      • Brenden

        April 14, 2012 at 6:03 pm

        Schlereth should have a seat right next Inge and Raburn on the bus out of Detroit, yet those three seem to be Leyland’s favorite players…

        • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

          April 14, 2012 at 6:05 pm

          It’s not whether you win or lose…it is how you look playing..Schlereth shaved his beard!

          • Vince in MN

            April 14, 2012 at 7:41 pm

            I’d rather have the Tigers shave Schlereth.

  24. Brenden

    April 14, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Is this offense really going to go scoreless in this game???

  25. jud

    April 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Raburn…078…0 HR…0 RBI…and I’m not so sure Inge can top that…

  26. Django McTunes (@ensigntaiga)

    April 14, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Yeesh, Raburn made that double play much closer than it had to be!

  27. Django McTunes (@ensigntaiga)

    April 14, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Looks like a loss, and it looks like we aren’t going wire to wire this year. Not worried about the team though.

  28. scott

    April 14, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    so now the Tigers have scored 3 runs in 18 innings v WSox pitching…………that ain’t gonna get it done

  29. Stormin Norman

    April 14, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    allowing Laird to pinch hit for Avila might have been the icing on today’s cake.

    silver lining: Jackson is still hitting the ball well, 154 games remain…and they’re still in the AL Central

  30. Stormin Norman

    April 14, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Twins claim Thomas
    http://www.freep.com/article/2.....dyssey=tab|topnews|text|Detroit Tigers

    The solution to Tiger’s offensive woes arrives in Chicago tomorrow… BInge + healthy does of sarcasm

  31. Vince in MN

    April 14, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Well, that was kind of a snoozer, but we can’t expect them to do a come-from-behind every game. Wilks did well though, with the exception of the 2 HR. Definitely need to see more Santiago at 2B. Oh wait, Inge is back.

  32. Coleman

    April 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Just got a peek at today’s lineup, and the lineup alone should generate a season-high in comments.

  33. Steve

    April 15, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Coleman I saw that too. As long as we designate Inga a Hitter, Maybe he will hit.