Game 2013.32: Tigers at Nationals

Detroit Tigers, 19-12, 1st Place (1.5 ahead of KC).

This afterevening the Tigers make up their rained out game from Tuesday, as they play the plasticine game in the two-game season series against the Washington Nationals.

I predict that the Nationals will strike early, and score maybe three runs in the first.  The play here I think is long, drawn out at bats and long breaks in-between pitches, and hope the rain hits before the 5th inning.

The Tigers only win 34% of their rain-delayed and rain-makeup games, so the odds are stacked against them. (OK, I made that up. But I wouldn’t be surprised if it were true. I haven’t figured out a way to look it up).

Many have touted this series as a World Series preview. I hope not;  I’ve already seen that one, it’s called last year’s World Series.

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Today’s Player of the Pre-game: Doug Fister. With the Tiger bats in slumber mode, Fister has a small margin of error. Perhaps he can even help with the bat. And if he is going to continue with his strange HBP proclivity, he might as well use one against Denard Span.

Today’s Makeup Game Lineup:

  1. Jackson, CF
  2. Hunter, Rf
  3. Cabrera, 3B
  4. Fielder, 1B
  5. Dirks, LF
  6. Peralta, SS
  7. Avila, C
  8. Infante, 2B
  9. Fister, P

 

8 Comments

  1. Coleman

    May 9, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    And by the way, I wrote that Denard Span bit BEFORE he got hit with the pitch.

    • Smoking Loon

      May 9, 2013 at 11:43 pm

      SURE you did, Mr. Edit.

  2. Jerry The Tiger Fan

    May 9, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Way to put those last two hitters away after getting ahead 0-2 Dougie. Sheesh.

  3. Judpma

    May 9, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Fister is throwing BP….88-89 FB …can’t locate the curve…short day for him looks like

  4. Judpma

    May 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Those first three batters are so fast that you know what Leyland would do if he had them……………..nothing!

  5. Kevin in Dallas

    May 9, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    My fault on the post guys. It was my day. I had a template worked up, but have been gorging on birthday cookies and cupcakes and I lost track of time. Thanks to Coleman for the late save. I’ll take the blame for the slow start.

    But lots of baseball left. Gonna get started right now.

    • Coleman

      May 9, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      Well it was fun “predicting” the first inning troubles. I nailed the Span HBP though.

    • Coleman

      May 9, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      Be careful, it is dangerous to be Under the Influence of Cupcakes! Happy Birthday!