Game 2014.89: Tigers at Royals

Detroit at KC

Last night was fun. But it’s just one win. Back to work today.

The most interesting news today is a direct result of the injury tarantula which has stung the Texas Rangers over and over, and likely makes them big sellers over the rest of the month. Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi is reporting that the Tigers have express interest in Joakim Soria.

Soria was injured all of 2012 and most of 2013, but he’s been in great form in 2014, posting a 2.76 ERA and .818 whip in 29 1/3 this year. H’s striking out a career high 12.3/9 and has only walked 4 this year against 40 Ks, for a ridiculous 10/1 SO/W ratio.

The Tigers’ pen ranks 27th in the bigs. I have no idea what you do with Joe Nathan if we get Soria, but that’s for Ausmus to work out. Note, I haven’t seen anything on Hanrahan in weeks.

*****

Clayton Kershaw’s scoreless innings streak ended at 41 innings last night. He still managed a CG 3 hitter, where he threw 85 strikes against 30 balls. There was a period in time when JV was the unquestioned #1 in all of MLB. I don’t think anyone would argue who owns that title now.

Sanchez v. lefty Danny Duffy tonight.

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

38 Comments

  1. jud

    July 11, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Two batters in 1-0…lets keep this up!!

  2. Angus

    July 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Ivy League does not call for a bunt from Kinsler to setup Miggy?

  3. Angus

    July 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Same result. Thanks Duffy.

  4. Coleman

    July 11, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    I’ll take 2-1 right now against Sandy Duffax.

  5. Angus

    July 11, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    What was the injury delay after Miggy’s at bat? I am watching on Gameday.

  6. jud

    July 11, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Foul ball straight down and back up to the crotch….ouch!!!

    • Angus

      July 11, 2014 at 10:06 pm

      Thanks. “I should have yelled two”.

  7. jud

    July 11, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    It was Martinez though not Miggy

  8. jud

    July 11, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Does that go on contact RO3 ever work…I mean everever..ever work…I my 50 years if watching the Tigers they are about 0-100000000 on that play…but if it comes up tomorrow, they will try it again!!..and it won’t work!…side note..very poor swing by Davis

  9. Coleman

    July 11, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    “Every break is going the Tigers’ way.” There is no sweeter sound than hearing the announcers of the opposing team talking that way.

  10. jud

    July 11, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    I have seen alot more interference than that not called, but Fairchild called it immediately….

    Side note if you are on Gameday…Joba is throwing PB…..after they gem by Sanchez…we need a little more luck here!!!

  11. TIGERS RULE

    July 11, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    What was wrong with Sanchez?

  12. tbran

    July 11, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Are we Nathan proof? That is the question.

    • Coleman

      July 11, 2014 at 10:50 pm

      One-run? Hahahahaha.

    • Coleman

      July 11, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      I predict, for purposes of maximum torment, that Infante takes him yard.

  13. Angus

    July 11, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Commence drinking now.

    • Coleman

      July 11, 2014 at 10:53 pm

      But…to commence, I’d have to stop first. A dilemma.

      • Angus

        July 11, 2014 at 10:54 pm

        OK. Let me rephrase that. Down em if you got em.

        • tbran

          July 11, 2014 at 10:58 pm

          That’s it. I’m reaching for another.

          • Coleman

            July 11, 2014 at 11:04 pm

            Pass me one!

  14. Coleman

    July 11, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Nathan’s ERA is 5.79, which basically means there is about a 55% chance he blows the save. And as I type this, he gets the 1st out.

  15. Coleman

    July 11, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    If the strike zone was a dart board, Nathan just threw a bulls eye.

  16. tbran

    July 11, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Right now, Nathan is somewhere between Todd Jones and “Papa Grande.” And that is not a good place.

    • Coleman

      July 11, 2014 at 11:03 pm

      He’s got the Papa Grande method of holding runners on base.

  17. Angus

    July 11, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    That’s two. Not so good.

  18. StorminNorman$

    July 11, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Nathan falling behind every hitter so far… not a good sign

  19. jud

    July 11, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Joe….Joe….Joe….say its So!!!!!

  20. StorminNorman$

    July 11, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    27 pitches…never a doubt :)

    • Vince in MN

      July 11, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      To be fair, almost half of them were strikes.

  21. jud

    July 11, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    I hate these boring ninths!!!!….ahem!

    • Coleman

      July 11, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      A 9th is about half a fifth. At least when Nathan’s on the mound.

      • Coleman

        July 11, 2014 at 11:17 pm

        Dangnabit! That’s a line I should have saved for when I was posting.

  22. Coleman

    July 11, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    At least I’ve figured out what Nathsn is doing. It’s all about his legacy. He really wants that pitches per save record before he hangs ‘em up.

  23. tbran

    July 11, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Joe “Houdini” Nathan. What an escape artist.

  24. Angus

    July 11, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    He did it. Thank you home plate umpire. Thank you Royals for swinging at those balls. Should have sent up some batters that stood like the house by the side of the road. You would have won tonight.

  25. StorminNorman$

    July 11, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    KC outhit DET 11 to 5… big win 4 DET, demoralizing loss 4K C

  26. Jason

    July 11, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    The “Here’s fastball, hit it” approach worked on the full-count pitch to Aoki, but that won’t fly against the A’s or Angels in the playoffs. It’s fair to say that we need an upgrade on Nathan.

  27. jud

    July 11, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Scherzer was right…..pitching wins games….1-23 two thru eight in the batting order…and get a win!.

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