Game 2013.100: Tigers at White Sox

55-44, 1st place, 3.5 games up on Cle (11 games over .500!)

Miggy who? The Tigers (who will be Miggy-less again tonight) put up a 3 spot in the 4th and 6th inning last night to cruise to a 6-2 victory over the White Sox. That is now 3 in a row and a win tonight will lock-up a series win prior to tomorrow’s JV afternoon outing (I’m already nervous).

The hot talk these days surrounds the bullpen, and whether the Tigers will make a deadline deal. Luke Gregorson of the Padres seems to be top of their list. With the emergence of Benoit as the closer, I don’t think the Tigers are looking for a closer as much as they are just help. Apparently the Braves were/are looking at Phil Coke. I’m not sure why. Are LOOGYs that valuable?


A few notes:

– Jair Jurrjens is back in the organization. The guy was really good for Atlanta for a few years there. He never really recovered from a knee injury in 2011. The kid is still only 27. I like the low risk signing.

– Fox Sports Detroit (I get that channel!) will air batting practice for both the Tigers and Phillies on Saturday beginning around 4:30 PM local time.

– Tigers have the best fans in all of baseball. No other team in MLB has more local TV sets tuned in on their team than the Tigers.

Tonight’s Series Clinching Lineup:

1. Jackson, CF
2. Hunter, RF
3. Tuiasosopa, LF
4. Fielder, 1B
5. Martinez, DH
6. Peralta, SS
7. Kelly, 3B
8. Perez, 2B
9. Avila, C


  1. Kevin in Dallas

    July 24, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Here we go.

  2. Colemam

    July 24, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Prince with the big shot with Miggy out…this is what they’ve been paying him for.

    • Kevin in Dallas

      July 24, 2013 at 11:32 pm

      Who is colemam?

      • Coleman

        July 24, 2013 at 11:49 pm

        My identical twin sister.

  3. bada bing

    July 24, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    The White Sox are terrible. I love it.

    • William

      July 25, 2013 at 8:35 am

      I love that we still have 13 games against them.


    July 24, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    VMart has been stinging the ball pretty good tonight with nothing to show for it because unfortunately they have all been at somebody. He could just as easily been 4 for 4. The real VMart is back!!


    July 24, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    It’s great that the Tigers have rendered the Hawk semi quiet because it’s almost impossible to shut him up.

    • StorminNorman$

      July 24, 2013 at 11:09 pm

      agreed…he’s borderline tolerable when he’s in this mode

  6. Colemam

    July 24, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I’d forgotten all about David Purcey.

    • PHToy in HK

      July 24, 2013 at 10:50 pm

      Not that difficult to do based on his performance in 2011.

  7. StorminNorman$

    July 24, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    DET needs to keep their foot on the gas pedal and make the most of playing teams that are struggling CWS, PHI, WAS, CWS… great time to build on the W-side of the ledger

  8. JimEggersUSMC

    July 25, 2013 at 2:24 am

    Always nice to see other guys step up when the big dog is injured, and Stormin Norman has it right, keep them down and put your foot on their throat (old Marine saying, but it applies)