Game 2012.24: Royals at Tigers

The 12-11 Tigers, now only percentage points out of first, look to sweep the abbreviated 2-game home series with the Royals this afternoon.

Justin “No-Hitter” Verlander will take on Jonathan “No-Hitter” Sanchez.

Today’s player of the Pre-game:  Austin Jackson, who last night put up his 3rd 4-hit game already this season.

Today’s Dirks-Day-To-Day Lineup:

  1. Austin Jackson CF
  2. Brennan Boesch RF
  3. Miguel Cabrera 3B
  4. Prince Fielder 1B
  5. Ryan RaburnLF
  6. Jhonny Peralta SS
  7. Alex Avila C
  8. Brad Eldred DH
  9. Danny Worth 2B

32 thoughts on “Game 2012.24: Royals at Tigers”

  1. I knew this was gonna happen. Last nigth’s offense was too good to be true. This team struggling to score the day after a good offensive game is so predictable. I should’ve bet my house on the under with Verlander pitching and the Tigers inability to consistently score runs.

  2. How can they be getting one hit when the guy is about 50% strikes and 50% balls?

    What is their average w/ the bases laoded? It seems like they always leave them loaded? I bet it’s under .200

  3. Verlander delivers another classic response when KC threatens with a runner on 3rd and 1 out by KCs two batters!

      1. Boesch-awful (most-all games)

        I’ll wear some patience until around mid-May. Hopefully he turns on the heat by then. If not, then please step aside Brennan and take a seat on the bench.

  4. shoot, then I thought Rayburn had a home run there also….but he swung and missed….

  5. Benoit has been pretty awful so far this season. He has baserunners every inning and has wiggled out of some, but, you can only be lucky for so long. In the end, though, our offense fails again. It fails to a guy, not even throwing strikes. maybe we need to stop using terrible RH batters against lefties and just go w/ our LH bats. Raburn is basically Inge, except he has never really done anything. Inge had a gold glove caliber season and a couple all-star worthy seasons. Raburn butchers balls at every position he plays CONSISTENTLY and he has gotten hot a couple times. Big Deal.

    1. Dotel: ERA 0.00
      Below: ERA 0.00

      Guess JL is saving them for the Sox series.

      Equating Rayburn to Inge before Aug 1st is an insult to Inge.

      1. No Gene Rayburn playing for the Tigers. He died years ago.
        However, Ryan Raburn does play for the Tigers.

    2. Excellent point about Raburn and Inge. I couldn’t agree more… Raburn batting 5th is a crime…

  6. Weaver threw a no-hitter against the Twinkies – Twins shut-out for 2nd straight game… they now have the worst record in the MLB… ever since they’ve moved to Target Field, they seem to be cursed.

  7. Vicksburg native Justin Henry is batting .314 with the Mud Hens and .419 in the last ten games. The Mud Hens are testing Henry as utility/outfielder instead of his normal position at 2B.

  8. Right-hander Jake Peavy is scheduled to start for the Sox… and Peavy has been stellar all year, and especially strong in his last three outings
    Tiger starting lineup tonight – if it doesn’t rain
    1. Austin Jackson, CF
    2. Brennan Boesch, RF
    3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B
    4. Prince Fielder, 1B
    5. Andy Dirks, DH
    6. Alex Avila, C
    7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
    8. Ryan Raburn, 2B
    9. Don Kelly, LF
    Starting pitcher: Drew Smyly

    NOTE: Tigers manager Jim Leyland said pitcher Doug Fister will come off the disabled list (pulled side) and start Monday in Seattle. Also, he said he expects Delmon Young to start as the team’s designated hitter Saturday and Sunday

    1. Glad to see that Delmon will be DH.

      So far this year he’s been DH 6 times out of 18 games played. Should probably have been 18 out of 18, unless Fielder or Cabrera needed a bit of a break.

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