Games 2014.93-94: Indians 6-5, Tigers 2-2

Baseball Reference Game Preview

Makeup doubleheader today, Corey Kluber vs. Drew VerHagen in the 1 o’clock game and Zach McAllister vs. Max Scherzer in the 7 o’clock reprise.

The outlook for seeing Joel Hanrahan as a Tiger some time in 2014 has not improved. The rumors surrounding the acquisitions of Joakim Soria or Joaquin Benoit are heating up.



    July 19, 2014 at 11:56 am

    The Tigers have been playing sub .500 baseball (26-27) since their 27-12 start. Hopefully they can pick it up soon.

  2. Smoking Loon

    July 19, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    If that strike 3 call on Swisher is an indication of today’s strike zone, you might want to tune in tomorrow for a final score. Or A score.

  3. jud

    July 19, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I see the Sluggo offense is in full game mode getting one guy all the way to second base in support of the the mean time the swing swing swing with no results is working again today!

  4. jud

    July 19, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    This ones over….getting 4 will take way too much effort for the Sluggos…

  5. jud

    July 19, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    I hope Ver Hagen was a look see to trade him for bullpen help. He looks like he will be ok….

    • Smoking Loon

      July 19, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      No command to speak of. Not ready. Not much of a trade piece at this point. Not likely to be seen in any of the upcoming road doubleheaders.

      • Vince in MN

        July 19, 2014 at 8:23 pm

        Not a surprising result. This sort of thing happens a lot with not ready for prime time minor leaguers when they face real major league hitters. I kind of question the plan of bringing in Ver Hagen to save the staff, when they all just had a four day break. Thinking ahead, I guess, but maybe it is a better idea to play the game at hand and worry about next week next week. And not that it mattered, but why is Knebel up?

        • Smoking Loon

          July 19, 2014 at 11:04 pm

          Knebel up because Smith is down. No complaints here.

  6. jud

    July 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Corey Klubber..AL MVP and Cy Young winner..he must be 14-0 now right???

  7. jud

    July 19, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Game two is just as pathetic already. MC Callister with the Tiger RBI…Victor with his 4 th K in two days…Kinsler after three straight guys walk fouls out on a pitch 6 inches inside…JD swings at a pitch that hits him then takes a pipe shot for strike three….4-22 RISP….this is an offensive clown show!!!!!

  8. jud

    July 19, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Tigers are a lot smarter than I give them credit for…to solve the the RISP problem they simply put NO ONE on base…Brilliant!

  9. jud

    July 19, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Victor you have to pull the ball here!…..nevermind!…

  10. jud

    July 19, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    JD he did not throw u even 1 strike in that K…..nevermind!

  11. Coleman

    July 19, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    On comes Nathan to throw some 9th inning batting practice.

    • tbran

      July 19, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      he should’ve pitched at the HR derby

  12. tbran

    July 19, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Blow pen is in perfect post All Star form. Lovely.

  13. Kevin in Dallas

    July 19, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    This has got to be the end of Nathan.

    • tbran

      July 19, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      Agreed, but the “end” implies he had “a start.” He has been shaky at best from the very start and just plain crap for the most part since then. ERA = 6.23 aka CRAP.

    • Vince in MN

      July 19, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      2 yrs/$20M says nah.

  14. jud

    July 19, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Joe…you and Asmus can both take a hike….Disneyland is hiring!!!


    July 19, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    You can kiss this one goodnight.

  16. jud

    July 19, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    On top of everything else the 2-4-5 Tiger hitters are 0 for the Post All Star Games….

  17. Jim EggersUSMC

    July 19, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    You know what Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, says “Let’s play two” I say to heck with that idea…

  18. G bisbee

    July 19, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    I have been a Tiger fan since 1952. Look it up. They were terrible. 1968 and 1884 were great! But I can’t take it any more. This team has no fire in their bellies, and a closer who is an arsonist. Today, they are fired. Just like I fired the Lions. No longer a homer, I now root for theA’s and the Patriots. Bye.

  19. jud

    July 19, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    The Sluggos with a whole 6 runs now are 4-100000000 RISP…and will fall under .500 at home tomorrow……Zach McCallister the latest bum off the street shuts the Sluggos down….

  20. Vince in MN

    July 19, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Sometimes you just have to tip your cap. That’s baseball.

  21. Bill

    July 19, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    I’m trying to be calm but the Tigers need a new manager a new closer a new bullpen a new centerfielder and a new manager.

  22. jud

    July 19, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Anyone can manager when things are going great!….no hit and runs…not one bunt….Cabrerra steals the only base ..on his own….no pinch hitters….hey Brad…what you getting paid for…..oh I know..bring in “your” closer