Game 2014.153: Tigers at Royals

It’s Kansas City again and another three-game “showdown.” I’m not worried about the Royals. I’m worried about the last 4 games of the season.

Pitching. It’s become quite the liability. The next few games might make it look like it’s all better, but then there are 7 more against two teams that can hit Detroit. I’d rather see 10 more against KC, myself.

But it’s September, or Septober, as the case may be, and the Tigers are more than in it. Enjoy the suspense and the possibilities. Every game has that playoff feeling to it already. Not such a bad thing.

26 Comments

  1. StorminNorman$

    September 18, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    http://www.blessyouboys.com/20.....lug-on-him
    …some more less-than-supportive words and troubling stats regarding Mr. Nathan

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      September 19, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks for sharing Stormin. The key point I picked up in this was that Leyland changed horses (closers) in a middle of stream. I dare say he didn’t do such in a vacumn, rather discussed it with his coaching staff and even the closer losing the job and the closer inheriting the job. Let’s hope Ausmus does similar.

  2. jud

    September 19, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Its now or never starting tonight boys…we need a 4 game lead for the last series with the Twins!

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      September 19, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      America’s Game Jud….we live for this. Go Tigers! We are behind you!

      Avila out of the line up which is unfortunate as he spanks Vargas’ pitching. Meanwhile Castellanos struggles against Vargas at 0.083. Billy “The Pester” Butler is batting deep in the line up to bother JV.

      • jud

        September 19, 2014 at 8:31 pm

        We do live for this!!!!

      • jud

        September 19, 2014 at 8:37 pm

        Big hit for Suarez…Asmus has been doing a good job switching Suarez and Romine around…The hitting is secondary to the fact that we are getting good SS play and a few big hits!

  3. jud

    September 19, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Lets hope now for two things…
    1. JV doesn’t give them right back
    2. Tigs don’t take the rest of the night off

    Great Strart!!!!!!

  4. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 19, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    13 pitch inning for JV, well done. McCann appears to be an Avila hitting understudy.

  5. Coleman

    September 19, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Great start, gotta get these guys early!

  6. jud

    September 19, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    2 ugly bad break balls in a row…shut them down JV….

  7. jud

    September 19, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    That might have been Butlers first out in his career with RISP vs JV

  8. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 19, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I don’t know whether JV was pitching around Butler but Infante is hitting .118 against him.

  9. jud

    September 19, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    The two out pitches to Butler and Infante were excellent pitchers pitches…

  10. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 19, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    I keep forgetting about KC’s makeup game.

  11. jud

    September 19, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    In the last couple years the contending teams have played their way OUT of the playoffs. Lets see what happens with the A’s..Mariners..Royals..Indians……..the pressure to WIN is unreal!

  12. jud

    September 19, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    How about McCann…hit..sb…R…….atta boy!…he looks like Lance Parish!

  13. tbran

    September 19, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    There’s a rumor that the Upton girl was in the KC club house before the game today.

  14. tbran

    September 19, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Alright, is it crazy to think that that the boys should conserve a few for the rest of the weekend?

  15. jud

    September 19, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Hey! Lets just do this all weekend…looks like a lot of fun to me!

  16. Kevin at another wedding

    September 19, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Tbran gets comment of the game.

    Go Tigers!

  17. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 19, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    My brother is at this game…I fear for his life.

  18. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    September 19, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    How do you spell “statement?”. 10-0!

  19. tbran

    September 19, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I don’t want to jinx it, but this has got to be one of JV’s best outings of the year.

  20. jud

    September 19, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    1 down….2 to go!.JV was totally focused tonight!…not a lot of breaking balls, not a lot of extra speed…but he kept the ball down and on the edges!..best We have seen him in a long long time!

  21. Jason

    September 19, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Our men hit the Royals in the jaw! Let’s see if the Tigers can keep them down on the mat.

    • Smoking Loon

      September 20, 2014 at 11:47 am

      Always a challenge, but it was great to take the first game.