Game 2014.134: Tigers at White Sox

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Max Scherzer vs. Chris Sale

Huh? What? What are they doing starting so early? More later…

POSTGAME: That One Inning. Seems to be a thing lately. Last night in the 7-1 victory, you had to sympathize with the White Sox for how that 4th inning just fell apart even as you appreciated how the Tigers capitalized to the max. Today, first game of the doubleheader, Chris Sale outpitched Max Scherzer, plain and simple. 11 strikeouts and 0 walks are just numbers when you lose it for That One Inning. Great plays from Torii Hunter and Eugenio Suarez, not much else to get excited about after the first inning.

Just like last year, too late for debate on whether to play or not play Miguel Cabrera. Victor Martinez isn’t so good at 1B nor Miggy at DH; think it through and you’ll find that’s no solution, either.

The Dream Rotation (or what’s left of it) has to keep the lead when they get one.

OK, Game 2 of the doubleheader at 6:10 PM. I’ll make a note of it.


  1. Coleman

    August 30, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Cabrera is hurting the team right now, time to sit him.

    • StorminNorman$

      August 30, 2014 at 4:21 pm

      came dangerously close to donning the dreaded ‘sombrero’ today

  2. jud

    August 30, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Asmus doesn’t have the cahones to TELL Cabrerra he IS sitting!!!

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      August 30, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      Jud, you know you have a great point. Why Asmus as a manager over somebody like Trammell who has had experience in making such tuff decisions? I believe this team is drifting without a rudder. Game over….oh, I gave it my best…tomorrow is another game!

      • Vince in MN

        August 30, 2014 at 6:38 pm

        Actually Trammel was much worse. Great player and deserves to be in the Hall, but as a manager, not so much.

        • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

          August 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm

          Like Asmus, Tram was terrible as a Tiger manager but he has a few games under his belt since then.

  3. StorminNorman$

    August 30, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    tremendous start to today’s “K-fest” – putting up 3 (2 HR’s) in the 1st inning – against Sale!… obviously Scherzer didn’t hold up his end, and DET let a very winnable game slip away.

    Now tonight they start a guy that was pitching in AA recently…

    college football makes for a nice diversion from DET’s showing today against CWS

  4. Rick

    August 30, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Thank you Max. You knew your team had a minor leaguer pitching the second game. You saw your team score three runs off an otherwise unhittable pitcher, and you couldn’t even give your team 5 or 6 decent innings. No way is Scherzer the type of pitcher to get mega millions. He is not a true stopper. Hope Dombrowski helps him clean out his locker at the end of the season