Game 2015.4: Tigers at Indians

Well, this is fun!

The Tigers continue their march towards 162-0 by racking up a nearly perfect victory against the Twins. By not allowing a run until the 7th (and an unearned one at that), the Tigers set the AL record for consecutive shutout innings to start a season at 24. And they were a Cespedes get your knees down away from still hanging on to that shutout start.

But no matter, b/c the club played as well as it could have for the opening series of the season, and all is well in DTW-ville.

Guess who is leading the AL in OPS? Take a look up there… I mean, sample size, I know. But we needed a picture.

So the Tigers fly to Cleveland (or flew to Cleveland) for a 3 game set against the Indians. The Indians seem to be the new darlings of the AL under Tito Francona, and have been picked by many to win the Central this year (though so has everyone else except for the Twins).  I don’t think that a series in early April can really be a barometer for the whole season, but expect the Indians to put up a few runs, maybe even in the first game.

Probables (all times Central):

Today – 3:10 PM  – Alfredo Simon v. Zach McAllister

Saturday – 3:05 PM – David Price v. T.J. House

Sunday – 12:10 PM – Kyle Lobstein v. Corey Kluber

 

11 Comments

  1. Coleman

    April 10, 2015 at 10:30 am

    If Avila and Iglesias keep getting on base, Kinsler may end up leading the AL in RBI.

  2. Coleman

    April 10, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    http://www.freep.com/story/spo...../25542907/

    Hey Bert, you’re not looking so hot yourself these days.

    • Jim EggersUSMC

      April 10, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      Reminds me of an alleged Yogi Berra quote: Woman comments that his seersucker suit makes him look cool, he responds, “you don’t look too hot yourself”!

  3. Coleman

    April 10, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Avila earned yet another walk there, awful call.

  4. jud

    April 10, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Lets get 2/3 here this weekend and set the tone for the year…all 9 guys producing …need to take advantage!

  5. jud

    April 10, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Rod always sounds like he is so impressed when someone throws ….90…mph……hey Rod every pitcher in baseball throws in the 90’s

  6. tbran

    April 10, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Well, that unraveled fast.

  7. jud

    April 10, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    We know Indians can score…the key is and will be this year can we keep them from scoring more Than the Tigers

  8. jud

    April 10, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    I wonder why Hardy doesn’t get much respect within the Tiger organization. He was solid all last year..does fine this spring and they send him down. Then back he comes and looks just like last year….strange to me??

  9. StorminNorman$

    April 10, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    another “W” against a (top) division team…nice!

  10. StorminNorman$

    April 10, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    baseball is confidence influenced game, and getting off to a good start to the season is important… but maybe not as important as making sure your team doesn’t get off to a BAD start.

    i believe DET fans recall the 2008 season, DET was a pre-season favorite to win division, JL brought in G Sheffield who was ‘supposed to’ give the offense some pop…and DET lost their first 7 games, and 10 of their first 12 – and never really recovered… and finished last in ALC.