Game 2014.79: Athletics at Tigers

44-34, 1st place, 3.5 up on KC.

Tough series over the weekend. The Tigers led for what, 1 inning out of 27? The Astros are playing some good baseball these days. They are going to be fun to watch over the next few years. They really played well against the Tigers, excelling in all facets of the game. Altuve just tied a major league record with four consecutive games of multiple stolen bases, the last three against the noodle armed Avila/Holaday combo. Did we ever get Altuve out?

Despite all of that, the Tigers had plenty of opportunity to sweep the series. I’m not sure how to calculate BABIP over three games, but I am certain that we were way low from a balls in play stand-point. The Tigers were ripping the ball left and right.

So in comes the MLB best Oakland Athletics. There’s lots of talk about post-season history and a face-off of the AL’s best, but in all reality, this series isn’t that big. Sure, it could be seen as a measuring stick, but we live in the AL Central, and a ruler will suffice where most divisions need yardsticks.

Kazmir v. Sanchez today.

VMart scratched with “soreness.”

1. Davis, LF
2. Kinsler, 2B
3. Cabrera, 1B
4. Martinez JD, DH
5. Hunter, RF
6. Castellanos, 3B
7. Avila, C
8. Suarez, SS
9. Jackson, CF

25 thoughts on “Game 2014.79: Athletics at Tigers”

  1. V-Mart didn’t seem right against Houston. The real question is: is anything wrong with Cabrera? JD Martinez from Mudhen to Cleanup hitter is a great story.

  2. Fox Sports Detroit -1, Dan Petry talking all inning with his mic off and nobody noticing.

  3. Tonight’s Tiger starting OF this month (June 1-29):
    AJ: .244/.315/.293/.608
    RD: .221/.254/.338/.592
    TH: .206/.224/.294/.516

  4. Are the Tigers ever ahead?? they ever score in more than 1 or maybe In 2 innings a game….they are so hard to watch!!!…I thought this team was supposed to manufacture runs… when???

      1. Not only pitching…this team is so much better than the Tigers , its scary!!”..they pitch, they slug it, they manufacture, they play D, they run…just their energy level compared to the Tigers makes the Tigers look 100 years old!

        1. The A’s look like the real deal. Despite the Tigers pulling this one out tonight, I think come playoff time (and they gotta be there right?), even if they don’t blow the opposition away, I think in a long series they will grind you down.

    1. I am promoting CFDC to full blown “TAB” after that outing. A few more like that one, and he will be back up to Diet Coke, in my book.

  5. Davis¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…and Avila and Jackson actually got on base…more amazing!!!!!

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