Game 2012.107: Indians at Tigers

56-50, 2nd place, 2.5 games behind CWS (who have won 3 in a row, come on LAA).

Nice easy win last night. Haven’t seen one of those in a few days. Cabrera was Cabrera again, going 3-5 with 2 runs and his MLB leading 88th RBI. Prince Fielder’s 4 RBI has him tied for 4th with 77.

Though Sanchez’s final line looked pretty good, he really wasn’t that great last night. He allowed 10 base runners in only 6 innings, and benefited from Cle’s 1-10 RISP. Downs and Villareal, on the other hand, were tremendous. No word on whether Leyland was miffed by the relievers’ 5 Ks in 3 IPs. Like Coleman said yesterday, when we get Al Al back, we’ll have one of the top bullpens in the AL.

Check out what Sanchez had to say regarding the standing O he got when he checked out yesterday. To summarize, he inferred that it was better than after his no-no in 2006. Tigers fans are the best.

Today’s match-up features the Tigers 2nd half ace, Douglas Wildes Fister, going for his 5th quality start in a row, and 5th win in 6 tries. Over his last 5 starts, Fister has a 1.00 WHIP, and a 33/8 K/BB.  His ERA during that time is a sparkling 2.50.

Carlos Guillen will be inducted into the Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame prior to tonight’s game.

Headed to a pool to get out of the scorching Texas heat, if I can’t get to the lineups, someone please post when they are avail. I read this morning that Dirks will sit in favor of DY b/c DY is 10-23 off of Jimenez (DY’s .645 OPS against righties be damned…Dirks’ is .944 v. righties).


  1. Just Me

    August 4, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Delmon or Dirks? ummmm lemmee seeee *coin toss* gee whiz it came up Dirks but think I’ll go with Delmon anyways….yup. thats gotta be it.

  2. Coleman

    August 4, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    1. Jackson, CF
    2. Berry, LF
    3. Cabrera, 3B
    4. Fielder, 1B
    5. Boesch, RF
    6. Young, RF
    7. Avila, C
    8. Peralta, SS
    9. Infante, 2B
    (Yes, the 2 RF are intentional…it worked last night).

  3. KW

    August 4, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Can we please put a ban on the word “tremendous” until the Tigers win the World Series? It’s Dombrowski’s and Leyland’s favorite adjective, and I can only take so much of them these days.

  4. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    August 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Rumor has it Carlos Guillen will visit the broadcast booth tonight. It is good to see the Tigers give him a proper send off.Does he have any kids that can play 2nd?


    August 4, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I hope we don’t get shafted out of the possibility of a win ….. by the weather a second time in a week!

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      August 4, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      Yeah, it appears Fister has it going tonight so it would be sad to see a rainout.

  6. Kevin in Dallas

    August 4, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Is Fister the sweatiest Tiger?

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      August 4, 2012 at 9:04 pm

      He has a salty-stained cap to prove it

    • Coleman

      August 4, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      Papa Grande sweats more per inning pitched.

  7. Coleman

    August 4, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    And Omar Infante passes the R3L2O test.

  8. jud

    August 4, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    After getting special permission from Bud Selig to bat the four lefties in a row…Mumbles immediately abandons the idea after cracking out 16 hits last night

  9. jud

    August 4, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    The un-holy four all batting in arow come thru with flying colors…..5 hits..4 runs…4 rbi…
    Now in two consecutive games the 4 of them accomplish more than they did in the previous 8 added together