Game 2013.133: A’s at Tigers

77-55, first place, 5.5 up on the Cleveland Indians.

Rain put a merciful end to the debacle of the 6-3 loss to the A’s. It was a forgettable game, but I remember a few things:

A. Prince Fielder’s 2-run, bases-loaded single to tie the game wasn’t just a 2-run, bases-loaded single to tie the game. It was also a fine display of “old style” Prince at the dish, the whole at bat.

B. Justin Verlander did record 15 outs. It just took him a while.

C. Iglesias cost the Tigers an A’s run with a poor relay throw. Little disappointed there.

D. Moss’s 2-run backbreaker was brought to you in part by Omar The Sloppy, taking a page from Callaspo, apparently.

I shall refrain from further comment on Matt Tuiasosopo, in order to avoid a repeat of last night’s hex. At bats weren’t good.

The A’s have been beating the Tigers at their own game, hitting-wise. Give them some credit. Now it’s up to Doug Fister to turn that around, and I think he’s just the guy. Vida Blue was a late scratch for the A’s. Instead, they send out RHP Dan “Cy” Straily, who may cause us to sigh frailly.

This one-game, 6-inning slump from Cabrera is alarming. He needs to get back on track with another one-pitch, multi-run HR in the 1st, I say. I mean, come on, Miguel. Dues to pay. You gotta earn that money, carry your weight. Every day. For our sakes.

 

17 Comments

  1. Coleman

    August 28, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Cabrera has some fun, and explains how to get him out.
    http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?cont.....d=17396516

  2. judpma

    August 28, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    is there someone responsible for how we pitch to these guys….whoever that is should be replaced!

  3. TIGERS RULE

    August 28, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Here we go again …… is this what will happen when we play teams with good records?

  4. StorminNorman$

    August 28, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    I was going to say, nice to see the DET starters get out of the first without giving up a run to the A’s… I guess they made up for it in the 2nd inning

  5. judpma

    August 28, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    sure glad Avilas back calling pitches…three straight very good starting pitchers get bombed!!!!

  6. judpma

    August 28, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    this is disgusting baseball…I am back again today watching Atlanta hopefully handle the Indians again…maybe the Tigers can back their way into the playoffs

  7. Angus

    August 28, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Here we go with the Alvarez/Al Al/Bondo. Where o where is Coke when you need him.

  8. StorminNorman$

    August 28, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    in my opinion, the optimism of a few days ago have been replaced with some fairly significant concerns…the rollercoaster ride continues

  9. StorminNorman$

    August 28, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    going into today, OAK was 4th from the bottom in AL batting avg…

  10. judpma

    August 28, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    32 hits alliwed….hey Tigers your pitching plan sucks..these guys are like 12th in hitting in the AL

    • Coleman

      August 28, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      Ah, that’s who Alli wed. No wonder she stopped answering my calls. Well I hope Mr. 32 Hits knows what he is in for.

      • Smoking Loon

        August 28, 2013 at 11:00 pm

        She married 32 *different* hits, silly. I thought judpma put it very poetically. Although if I may make a suggestion:

        32 hits did Alli wed

        has a better flow to it. Also, the meter and rhyme kind of falls apart after that. I think judpma is in a transition phase right now between “Angry Urban” and “Pastoral Middle English.”

        • Coleman

          August 28, 2013 at 11:20 pm

          The Tigers could use a touch of Angry Urban at the moment. But that’s entertainment.

          • Smoking Loon

            August 28, 2013 at 11:28 pm

            Speaking of entertainment, this game was actually more entertaining than the one before. Some blowout losses just become funny. I thought Moss’s 3-run homer was hilarious.

            I’m not sure how much having the sound off improved the experience. Probably a lot.

  11. Coleman

    August 28, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Oh, sorry, I’ve been away. What time does the game start?

    • Smoking Loon

      August 28, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      It was canceled. They played an exhibition game, didn’t recognize most of the players.

  12. Jerry the Tiger Fan

    August 28, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Not much to say after that game. The shocking thing is that Oakland is not a powerful hitting team by any stretch of the imagination, yet in this series they look like the Texas Rangers circa 2011. Stunning to say the least.

    Hoping that Max can be the “stopper” on dreaded matinee Thursday (the Tigers are 2-4 in Comerica Thursday matinees, 2-7 overall this year in TH matinees). Before this series began I was thinking a split was the likely outcome of this series but now I’m just hoping to avoid the sweep. The unexpected (at least on my part) of the Mets is certainly helping take a little of the stench off of this series, but it still smells pretty bad from a Tiger’s perspective.