Game 2012.102: Tigers at Blue Jays

53-48, 2nd place, 2.5 games back.

Keeping it short and sweet for the W…

– Sanchez threw only 4 balls in the first 3 innings yesterday.

– White Sox continue to beat up on Texas (5-0 vs. them this year), as they won their 5th straight yesterday, and they acquired Francisco Liriano from the Twins.

Today’s It’s Okay to Bat Rayburn Once Per Week Against Lefty’s Though 6th is Still Too High Lineup:

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


  1. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    July 29, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Storm’in wrote the Tigers get clubbed going into Cleveland after a White Sox swee; then Twins then club the Indians. The White Sox handle the Rangers in Texas….dog days of August are here!

  2. Coleman

    July 29, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    What is the Tiger record against pitchers with 2 first names?

  3. Coleman

    July 29, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Just looked at your lineup Kevin–you spelled “Infantey” wrong.

  4. jud

    July 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I don’T know while this still surprizes me but watching every team take pitches for balls and work BB while the Tigers swing swing swing themselves into outs. I ask myself often ..why do teams throw the ball in the strike zone at all against the Tigers. The final stat showed, friday night, Villenuave had 60 strikes. He never threw more than 25 in the strikezone in 7 innings

    • Vince in MN

      July 29, 2012 at 8:40 pm


  5. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    July 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Tigers need to get some runs in the 7th to help Fister as the bottom of the 7th isn’t his best inning.

  6. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    July 29, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    3K’s for Boesch today making him a good candidate to be replaced by Dirks?

  7. StorminNorman$

    July 29, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    TOR 3rd from bottom in Team Pitching (ERA)… you’d never know it based on DET’s offensive production in this series

  8. jud

    July 29, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    maybe Boesch needs glasses..he has the worst strike / ball eye sight on the team…but ony slightly worse than Rayburn and Preralta

    • Vince in MN

      July 29, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      What Boesch needs is somebody to instruct him on the size and shape of the strike zone. Don’t hold your breath.

  9. jud

    July 29, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Jhonny a rare big day….good job!

  10. Kevin in Dallas

    July 29, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    CWS loses to Texas, despite the fact that the Rangers go 0-10 with RISP and are now 0 for their last 29 with RISP…it happens to everyone at some point in time.

    1.5 games out.

    • Vince in MN

      July 30, 2012 at 7:42 am

      My guess is the Rangers keep their streak well under 50 games though.