This series may be lost, but hey, the season series (so far) is still on the line, as the Detroit Tigers (33-28, 1st Central, 4th AL) yet again look to begin the uphill climb to the straight and narrow. The Chicago White Sox (33-33, 3rd Central, 9th AL) have made them look silly lately, but that can’t go on. Can it? Well, facing Chris Sale, maybe it can.
Tonight’s “Tigers Are People, Too” lineup:
1B V. Martinez
LF J.D. Martinez
C “Bunt” Holaday
SS South Bound Suarez
I suppose we can save the festival of pessimism and alarm for after the game. Or for during the game. Castellanos is hitting, Suarez is exciting, and Sanchez will pitch again eventually. Detroit still has Miggy and VMart, and sometimes that actually makes a difference. Go Tigers.
POSTGAME: Oh man does that zero to the far right look good. I think I’ll indulge in a bit of “You Said It” without the credit – you guys know who you are. The Tigers battery was fully charged tonight, eh?
Thank you Vmart aka professional hitter!
3-4 for Holaday, and he called a great game. See you again in 2 weeks Bryan (beat you to it, jud!)
6 shutout innings on 81 pitches. Ace-like.
That 7th inning was his best.
Boras is just counting the money.
Max at 98 pitches. He ABSOLUTELY comes back out for the 9th, right?
with that clutch two out single & RBI, Holaday is now 3 for 4 today… just sayin… Avila (Sr & Jr)
Tell me again who is our starting catcher and why?
Ausmus seems to subscribe to ‘the calendar theory’ when deciding his starting catcher…and holidays (holaday) only happen about once a month
Now let’s hope this wasn’t a blind squirrel for the Tigs. Scherzer said after the game “we came with the mindset tonight that we weren’t going to lose”…well Max that mindset has to be used more than once a WEEK!!!
That was a huge win.
I cannot recall the last CG SO for the Tigs. Awesome performance. Pay him the $
It was comforting for sure, but I still feel that we’ve got a long ways to go to be comfortably out of this funk.
Last complete game shutout? How quickly we forget. May 24, 2013. Anibal Sanchez vs. Twins.
Congratulations, Max. Only 5 to go to catch up with Verlander…