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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.

Posted by on April 14, 2012.

Categories: 2012 Season, Game Post

48 Responses

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

    by Django McTunes (@ensigntaiga) on Apr 14, 2012 at 4:01 pm

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

    by Vince in MN on Apr 14, 2012 at 4:10 pm

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

    by Kevin in Dallas on Apr 14, 2012 at 4:14 pm

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

    by Coleman on Apr 14, 2012 at 4:18 pm

  5. 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.

    by Vince in MN on Apr 14, 2012 at 4:20 pm

  6. 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).

    by Vince in MN on Apr 14, 2012 at 4:32 pm

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

    by jud on Apr 14, 2012 at 4:33 pm

  8. Ra(ll)y(killer)burn.

    by Vince in MN on Apr 14, 2012 at 4:37 pm

  9. i guess Raburn is STILL due…

    by Jud on Apr 14, 2012 at 4:38 pm

  10. It’s all relative.

    by Vince in MN on Apr 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm

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

    by Vince in MN on Apr 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm

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

    by Coleman on Apr 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm

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

    by Vince in MN on Apr 14, 2012 at 4:42 pm

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

    by Kevin in Dallas on Apr 14, 2012 at 4:53 pm

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

    by Jud on Apr 14, 2012 at 4:57 pm

  16. Has he mentioned The Art of Pitching yet?

    by Coleman on Apr 14, 2012 at 4:59 pm

  17. 5 pitch inning for Wilk.

    by Kevin in Dallas on Apr 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm

  18. He’s giving us a day off.

    by Kevin in Dallas on Apr 14, 2012 at 5:06 pm

  19. Boy,,,,,,,,,, aint that the truth

    by Steve on Apr 14, 2012 at 5:10 pm

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

    by Steve on Apr 14, 2012 at 5:11 pm

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

    by Brenden on Apr 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm

  22. Who is this Cy Floyd guy?

    by Coleman on Apr 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm

  23. 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…

    by Brenden on Apr 14, 2012 at 5:29 pm

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

    by Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi on Apr 14, 2012 at 5:35 pm

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

    by AJRULES on Apr 14, 2012 at 5:38 pm

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

    by Kevin in Dallas on Apr 14, 2012 at 5:41 pm

  27. Wilk got hit by a pitch off Fielder

    by Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi on Apr 14, 2012 at 5:42 pm

  28. Fielder just knocked Wilk out of the game.

    by Kevin in Dallas on Apr 14, 2012 at 5:43 pm

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

    by Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi on Apr 14, 2012 at 5:43 pm

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

    by AJRULES on Apr 14, 2012 at 5:47 pm

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

    by Jud on Apr 14, 2012 at 5:47 pm

  32. That was disappointing…

    by Brenden on Apr 14, 2012 at 5:49 pm

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

    by Jud on Apr 14, 2012 at 5:51 pm

  34. Even Dunn is hitting of Balester…get him out

    by Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi on Apr 14, 2012 at 5:57 pm

  35. Spoke too soon as Schlereth is warming up!

    by Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi on Apr 14, 2012 at 6:01 pm

  36. 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…

    by Brenden on Apr 14, 2012 at 6:03 pm

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

    by Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi on Apr 14, 2012 at 6:05 pm

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

    by Brenden on Apr 14, 2012 at 6:05 pm

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

    by jud on Apr 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm

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

    by Django McTunes (@ensigntaiga) on Apr 14, 2012 at 6:48 pm

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

    by Django McTunes (@ensigntaiga) on Apr 14, 2012 at 6:54 pm

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

    by scott on Apr 14, 2012 at 6:59 pm

  43. 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

    by Stormin Norman on Apr 14, 2012 at 7:11 pm

  44. 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

    by Stormin Norman on Apr 14, 2012 at 7:23 pm

  45. 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.

    by Vince in MN on Apr 14, 2012 at 7:37 pm

  46. I’d rather have the Tigers shave Schlereth.

    by Vince in MN on Apr 14, 2012 at 7:41 pm

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

    by Coleman on Apr 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

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

    by Steve on Apr 15, 2012 at 2:21 pm

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