Game 2014.100: Tigers at Angels

Outstanding win last night. It felt great to get the opener on the road in Anaheim.

Like many of you not named Jud, I did not stay up for the entire game. I fell asleep with the Tigers up 6-3, but the Angels threatening with a 1st and 3rd no out situation in the bottom of the 8th. Remember that, 1st and 3rd, nobody out.

Around 1 am I was woken up by one of my freeloaders (my wife calls them “children”) screaming in her sleep. Perhaps she was still distraught over her “french fries being too crunchy” at dinner, or because the dog “touched her side.” Anyways, I was a little anxious to check the final, and, based on the state of things when I last checked, I prepared myself for a rare Joba bad outing, and a typical Nathan one.

Lo and behold, a 6-4 win, demonstrating another reason why we all love baseball. Merely 19 pitches after I left them, Joba and Nathan had shut the door allowing only one run in the process. Sac fly, double play, K, K, K. That was some postseason baseball.

A win tonight would really make for a swell weekend.

Baseball-Reference Game Preview here.

Headed to dinner with the fam, please post the lineups, friends.


  1. Coleman

    July 25, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Tonight’s Return of JD Lineup:
    1 Jackson CF
    2 Kinsler 2B
    3 Cabrera 1B
    4 V Martinez DH
    5 JD Martinez LF
    6 Hunter RF
    7 Castellanos 3B
    8 Avila C
    9 Suarez SS

  2. jud

    July 25, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    I am proud of myself for not booing thru Avvilas AB..then with that pathetic swing all you could do is laugh!!”..

    • Coleman

      July 25, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      We could have used an Avila strikeout there

  3. jud

    July 25, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Were in sec 128..Row J….good seats

  4. jud

    July 25, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Smyly dealin early…keep it up…everyone swinging at his junk..especially low in the dirt or below knees

  5. Coleman

    July 25, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Cy Smyly

  6. jud

    July 25, 2014 at 11:37 pm


    • Jim EggersUSMC

      July 26, 2014 at 12:06 am

      1st base (Tigers Dugout) side about 10 rows up? NICE!!

  7. Jim EggersUSMC

    July 25, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Jud- hang in there, it’s going to be a bumpy ride…

  8. Coleman

    July 26, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Thought we’d see Soria here

  9. jud

    July 26, 2014 at 12:38 am

    Its doesn’t get uglier than that inning…did we get close to touching a pitch that inning!….by the way the turning point of this game was the called strike on Trout that was not only 6 inches inside but on his shoe tops…the dugout went nuts and so did the hitters…

  10. jud

    July 26, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Jepsen threw 9 pitches ..we never came close to one of them all swings and misses…so he’s out of there for the 8th inning guy???. I guess Tigers aren’t the only ones that do this…or Jepsen was really tired from those 9 pitches

  11. jud

    July 26, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Skeggs the latest bum off the street to tame the Sluggos. Very few chances to score…Skeggs FB 89-92 ok breaking ball…ton of foul balls 100 pitches in 5+ innings…Tigs didn’t do much…most excitement came when Avila who is hitting.000 with bases loaded whiffed without really swinging but he swung…..last night was a great game…Tigers basically took tonight off as we see so often….both teams played tonight like they went 18 innings last night…Angels got 2 legit…Tigers got 1 legit

  12. jud

    July 26, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I hope none of you stayed up for this!..really..

  13. jud

    July 26, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Jackson, Hunter, Kinsler, Avila, all looked “hung over to me”..very slow moving not much effort. Hunter in the 8th whiffed on three straight identical hanging curve balls in the middle of the plate at 86…Jackson was the last guy out of the dugout every single inning jogging out well after the pitcher started his warm up..Kinsler made a great D play but looked listless at the pate….the ball JD hit over Trouts head got out there in about 2.5 sec it was hit too hard to fly out of there, but ut was a 399 foot rocket…the Kendricks double was in the same spot as the catch AJ made thur, cept fri he didn’t get 20 feet from it… .Avila is even worse in person then on TV….he made a great block ROThird on a 57 foot pitch..but he looks and acts like he is 80 years old. Offensively at .063 he is a can anyones batting eyesight be that bad!!!….Miggy’s HR went up almost over the lights and landed coming straight down it was hit so high. It only landed in the 3rd row but it had about a 7 sec hang time…Smyly thru 4 different speeds consistently. 92-86-78-76..Angels were off balance all nught including the two hits that won the game..both were not great swings and Navarros single was a lucky 19 hopper up the middle…Trout looked pretty average thurs and fri…the most exciting thing he did was jump up and down on a horrible pitch call in the 7th…i thought Socscia was going to get tossed but it actually fired up the Angels as they followed up with 2 runs…..thats it folks…will try to attend sunday