Game 2014.99: Tigers at Angels

56-42, 1st place, 6.5 games up.

The Tigers fly into Anaheim to take on the white hot LAAoA. If you haven’t been paying attention, the Angels are twenty games over .500, and have moved up to the #2 spot in the AL power rankings. Since starting the season 13-13, the Angels are 47 and 27, and are 13-5 this month. The Angels are 35-18 (.660) at home. The Tigers are the AL’s best road team at 30-13 (.638), but are 2-10 in their last 12 vs. the Angels.

Baseball Reference game preview.

Game 1 tonight, 10:05 PM ET – Max Scherzer v. Garrett Richards

Game 2 tomorrow, 10:05 PM ET – Drew Smyly v. Tyler Skaggs (L)

Game 3 Saturday, 9:05 PM ET – Justin Verlander v. Matt Shoemaker

Game 4 Sunday, 3:35 PM ET – Rick Porcello v. Hector Santiago (L)

J.D. Martinez has shaken the minor injury for the back to the AL lineup:

1. Austin Jackson, CF
2. Ian Kinsler, 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
4. Victor Martinez, DH
5. J.D. Martinez, LF
6. Torii Hunter, RF
7. Nick Castellanos, 3B
8. Alex Avila, C
9. Eugenio Suarez, SS

31 thoughts on “Game 2014.99: Tigers at Angels”

  1. This series never goes good. We usually attend every game and I think we are about 2-20..we are going tomorrow night and maybe Sunday.We are staying away because maybe we are the jinx…And then again maybe the night life after each game is the jinx cause the Tigers seem to play worse after each of the games..just my observation

    1. Just go, have a cold one or seven and we will not blame you win or lose. If you get a chance, tell Trout to pound sand and wipe that smirk of his off his fat face.

  2. One year we stopped by ESPN Zone before the game and the Tigers, Pistons( when they were good) and the Wings were all on TV at the same time… We had several cold ones and never made it to the game!

  3. That inning shows a big difference in the Angels program and the Tigers thru the years…Tigers get lead off double.. Davis swings and misses at three pitches no where near the strike zone…Jackson grounds weakly to Ss….Angels get a double and immediately move him to third…next three batter at the bottom of the order cause havoc…Fundementals have never been a Tiger priority. Fundementals have Always been an Angel priority…results 3-1

  4. AND meanwhile where he must pull the ball to advance the runner..Avila….nevermind! His 100000000 useless AB

  5. Well this is why we have Soria now…Scherzer dealing and Soria and Joba and Natan to get us thru 7 outs!!!

    1. If Trout had made that catch we’d be seeing highlights of it thousands of times on ESPN, let’s hope Austin gets a little coverage.

  6. I hope Scherzer is allowed back out for the 8th and New Guy gets a shot to show what he can do in the 9th.

  7. Hell ya Joe!….having Soria on board has paid off already!!!… Maad Max was tough tonight…..Casty with a game changer!

  8. Research dept might have to verify but this might be the first — first game of a series win out here in 10 years……..

  9. It was a well-pitched, well-played game against an incredibly good team, one of those nights where the Tigers look like a playoff team.

        1. That one will never be surpassed. Raburn’s had more distance though–that didn’t even make it to the warning track without him.

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