Game 2015.5: Tigers at Indians

The Tigers doubled up the Indians last night to move to 4-0, which is becoming custom around here. This marks the third time in four years that the Tigers have started off 4-0. Can’t really complain about that.

Now, again, it is early, but there is a lot to like about this history-making 4-0 start. The pitching has been tremendous, the hitting has been awesome, and yesterday afternoon, the Tigers faced staved off the club’s first bit of adversity. After buidling a 5-0 lead, the Indians rattled off 5 straight hits with one out in the 6th to get as close as 5-3. Al Al came in with runners on 1st and 2nd, and after starting the count 1-2, saw Gomes work the count to 3-2. Walking Gomes would have put the go ahead run on 1st and sent the home crowd into an opening day frenzy. But Gomes bounced into a not so routine double play on the next pitch, and then the Tigers took advantage of Indians’ miscues in the top of the 7th to get to 8-3. The Indians got another in the 8th to get to the final of 8-4.

Every game has a critical moment or two which serves as a pivot point for the outcome. I believe that the Alburquerque pitch on 3-2 to induce a double play was the one yesterday.

The Indians moved up Kluber, so we get a matchup of Price v. Kluber this afternoon. Should be great.

Hope you’re enjoying your Saturday.

29 Comments

  1. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    April 11, 2015 at 9:39 am

    My brother flies for Southwest and has an overnight in Cleveland. He gets off work at 1:30PM in time to make the game. He will see two Cy Young pitchers go at it.

  2. David

    April 11, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Tigers ..history-making 4-0 start. The pitching, the hitting has been awesome.

  3. TIGERS RULE

    April 11, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Why would you replace Iggy with the Lettuce for today’s game? One of two reasons ….. either Iggy is ailing or Smokey Jr. is an idiot. You don’t want to slow down the rolling train!

  4. jud

    April 11, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    A rare TV saturday broadcast out here in Cali….I am pumped!!!

  5. Coleman

    April 11, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    And Gose goes long to start the game!

  6. jud

    April 11, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    and 1-0..hell ya!

  7. Coleman

    April 11, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Three good defensive plays in the first inning.

  8. jud

    April 11, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    As good as the Tigs have been doin, Kluber has them back in there swing at everything mode…Is it Kluber or is it the Tigers? Hardly any of the K’s were 3 strikes anywhere near the strike zone!

  9. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    April 11, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    The shadows and Kluber’s sinker is spanking them.

  10. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    April 11, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    While the season is very early, the Tigers are on a pace to score 1,000 runs.

  11. jud

    April 11, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    the way this is going I think we are lucky its 2-0…I DON’T mean the 0…I mean the 2……

  12. TIGERS RULE

    April 11, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    The karma has been broken by the stupid replacement of Iggy by Smokey Jr. and the train has come to a screeching halt!

    • Coleman

      April 11, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      Or not! I think a comeback win will be even more satisfying than 2-0 would have been. Did you see how fired up Miggy was?

      • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

        April 11, 2015 at 7:04 pm

        Yeah, Miggy was pumped at first and so was Omar.

    • TIGERS RULE

      April 11, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      ….. it’s back on track. This team is stronger than karma and Smokey Jr.

  13. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    April 11, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Wow, three two-out hits scoring three runs, but at what price? That is, not David.

  14. jud

    April 11, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Its far from over with Price out of there!

  15. jud

    April 11, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Hey Krol….see you back in Toledo….again….again…again!

  16. Coleman

    April 11, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Why leave in Krol against the right-hander??

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      April 11, 2015 at 7:43 pm

      I don’t think they had anybody ready. Meanwhile hats off to Gorzelanny for a good bridge.

  17. jud

    April 11, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    As the blowpen rears its ugly head…walk….walk…bomb…

  18. jud

    April 11, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Sparky didn’t have anyone ready!!!…Sparky -1…too late now

  19. jud

    April 11, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Kinsler….have a day….Great baserunning by Romine!!!!!

  20. jud

    April 11, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    I guess were lucky to get one…Davis fastest guy on the team can’t get in on Miggys bomb…should have been way farther off second…way farther..you take a chance on Perez ball cause you are up by one already….big wasted opportunity

  21. jud

    April 11, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    thank you…YC!!!!

  22. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    April 11, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    This game shouldn’t have been close but for Price’s error In the 6th. Cleveland’s bullpen is terrible. And the “let’s go Tigers” chants were awesome!

  23. jud

    April 11, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    For all those people that have Cleveland winning the World Series……………..not with that pitching staff!…its just two games but the 4 time, 4 time, 4 time AL Central Champs sent a little message today!

  24. Coleman

    April 11, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Rajai Davis and Dave Clark were really getting into it at 3rd base. Wish there were a mike on that one.

  25. jud

    April 11, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Heres why baseball stats are basically meaningless:
    …..Winning pitcher:::: I Krol