Game 2014.72 Postgame: Tigers 10, Indians 4

You can’t ask for much more than that. A sweep on the road, against a division foe, headed into an off day. I’m not sure if we’re back to being the .700 win team we were a month ago, but 4 wins in a row is a nice response.

Lots to like about the series. Three straight quality starts, good fielding, and great hitting. By my count, the Tigers were tied or led for all but 2 out of 27 innings this weekend. Cabrera was 5-13 with 5 runs and 4 RBI, and JD Martinez was 5-13 with 2 runs and 5 RBI.

The bullpen, well, its a work in progress.

Go Team USA.


  1. Vince in MN

    June 22, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    The LOOGYs Hardy and McCoy did well, but apparently Smith has troubles getting lefties out. Assessment: ROOGY only.

    • Smoking Loon

      June 22, 2014 at 10:53 pm

      Smith was leaving his good fastball up and the Indians were waiting on it, or I should say, not waiting, given the inning and score. It was an Evan Reed-like performance. Jeff Jones came in and had a word, and Kipnis went down. I think Smith will be OK. Either that, or he’ll be Reed v.2 for a while.

      • Vince in MN

        June 22, 2014 at 11:35 pm

        Maybe first game jitters. McCoy had them I guess, but it didn’t affect his command. Under the circumstances Smith should get a second appearance soon in the hopes he will settle (insert bike/horse riding metaphor here). Or not, but at least we’ll find out quickly if he is another Reed or not. Anyway, more where he came from – apparently there is an inexhaustible supply of relief pitchers waiting in the wings at Toledo.

  2. StorminNorman$

    June 22, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    …apparently leaving the friendly confines of Comerica seems to be working – let’s hope it continues in TX

  3. Coleman

    June 23, 2014 at 2:10 am

    Dumbrowski asleep at the switch…Brad Penny was available, but the Marlins got him.

  4. Kevin in Dallas

    June 23, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Gents – can you edit your comments?

    • KW

      June 23, 2014 at 9:51 am

      Let me see…

    • KW

      June 23, 2014 at 9:52 am


    • StorminNorman$

      June 23, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      no editing capability for me

    • Vince in MN

      June 23, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      We can donate, but not edit.

      • Smoking Loon

        June 23, 2014 at 10:22 pm

        Kevin travels from town to town running that scam. Promising the edit button, grabbing the cash. We’ll probably never hear from him again… under that particular name.

  5. Coleman

    June 23, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Avila leaving Detroit? (no, not that one).

    • Coleman

      June 23, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      I like the abbreviated URL thing, I think that’s new. It doesn’t work in the recent comments list on the right though.

      • StorminNorman$

        June 23, 2014 at 2:13 pm

        I believe if Al Sr takes the Padres (or some other GM) job, this could be Alex’s last yr in DET – unless of course he can turn it around on offense before the end of the yr. His propensity to strike out (44% – 74 K’s in 170 AB’s) puts Inge to shame.

        • Vince in MN

          June 23, 2014 at 9:08 pm

          If Pops leaves it will be interesting to see if there is any change in attitude towards Alekks.

    • jud

      June 23, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      Hey Al…take him with you….please

      • Smoking Loon

        June 23, 2014 at 10:29 pm

        I try to remember, as a courtesy, to run those lengthy links by the tiny-izer first.

        • Smoking Loon

          June 23, 2014 at 10:31 pm

          Of course, it would help to remember what a link is.

  6. Coleman

    June 23, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Another off day, no Tiger baseball, right? Wrong. is streaming Game 5 of the 1984 World Series tonight at 7:00.

  7. Coleman

    June 23, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Congrats to JD Martinez, AL player of the week

    • jud

      June 23, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      Hopefully the JD..Casty connection keeps up. They don’t even have to keep up at the present rate…some drop off will be ok

  8. jud

    June 23, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Hey Al when you get to San Diego can you use a really good CF…maybe for Houston Street!!!! What do you say Al??? How bout we throw in a catcher??

    • Smoking Loon

      June 23, 2014 at 11:27 pm

      I just flew into San Diego, and boy are my arms tired. Catchers! They’re really something. Take my catcher, for instance. Please. You know what a million battered catchers have in common? They just… wouldn’t… listen.

      Thanks, you’ve been great. Oh, you’re too kind.