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2011 Season

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Game 2011 Playoffs.9: Rangers at Tigers

12.10.2011 106 comments

Today’s playoff trivia question: Who has the MLB record for the highest single-season playoff BA and OBP (same player)?  Answer below. What a difference a day makes. The Tigers got where they are on their hitting as much as anything:  they had the 4th highest team OPS in the AL, behind Boston, Texas, and the […]

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Game 2011 Playoffs.8: Rangers at Tigers

11.10.2011 74 comments

Here’s the thing about a walk-off Grand Slam.  It only counts as one win.  One win.  Same as a sacrifice fly, walk, HBP, bloop single, etc.  There’s no momentum in baseball. In less than 9 hours, 42,000+ screaming, rabid, passionate Detroit Tigers fans are going to erupt when the Tigers charge out of the dugout […]

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Game 2011 Playoffs.7: Tigers at Rangers

09.10.2011 130 comments

Note:  The Sunday game has been postponed, and will now be played (presumably) Monday at 4:19 EST, because 4:15 is just too early and 4:30 is just too darn late. **Breaking News**  Magglio is out for the rest of the postseason.  He refractured the ankle he broke last season, when or how is unclear (he […]

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Game 2011 Playoffs.6: Tigers at Rangers

08.10.2011 65 comments

Time for round two, and what better way to start than with Justin Verlander, who will pitch games 1 and 5 of the series (and what better way to end than with Doug Fister, who will once again pitch the deciding game of the series if this one goes 7).  The experts seem to agree […]

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Game 2011 Playoffs.6: Tigers at Rangers

08.10.2011 7 comments

Since the joint effort with Coleman worked so well on Thursday, we’re sticking with it.  I’m going to do a Rangers preview early, and Coleman will supplement this with the game post later this afternoon. Previewing the Rangers Lineup: Ian Kinsler 2B – Though Kinsler hit only .255 this year, he still ended the regular […]

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Game 2011 Playoffs.5: Tigers at Yankees

06.10.2011 92 comments

(Note: tonight is a combined Coleman/Kevin In Dallas post, kind of like the Verlander/Fister Game 1 start–hopefully with better results). On March 31st, Curtis Granderson hit an insurance home run in the bottom of the 7th off of Phil Coke (who was brought in to just face Granderson), while Austin Jackson went 1-4 and Alex […]

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Game 2011 Playoffs.4: Yankees at Tigers

04.10.2011 45 comments

Today’s Playoff trivia answer:  Jhonny Peralta, Brandon Inge, Ryan Raburn, Don Kelly, Wilson Betemit, and Brad Penny.  Question below. Justin Verlander once again got off to a shaky start, but this time there was no rain, and he found a groove in which he may as well have been throwing a no-hitter, at one point […]

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Game 2011 Playoffs.3: Yankees at Tigers

03.10.2011 87 comments

(see if you can spot the difference between this image and the game 1 image) The ALCS moves to Detroit tonight for game 3.  Game time temperature should be in the mid-60s, and it should slide down into the 50s throughout the game.  But no rain in sight.  (Mike Napoli just went yard, again, Rangers […]

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Game 2011.Playoffs.2: Tigers at Yankees

02.10.2011 32 comments

The start of Game 1 was a mess, and then it ended badly. Gene Lamont did what Gene Lamont does. Fister pitched well but for a couple of bad pitches, but those gave the Yankees enough runs to win the game.  The Alburquerque magic failed, and, after facing 182 career batters, he gave up his first […]

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Game 2011 Playoffs.1: Tigers at Yankees

30.09.2011 103 comments

(if any real artists out there would like to make a real graphic, please let me know.  but the ALDS choice of color didn’t give me much to work with) They’re here!  The Playoffs are here!  What a welcome guest.  Honestly, I’m not so sure that I’ve recovered yet from the excitement of Wednesday night, […]

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Playoffs Thursday

29.09.2011 18 comments

Blank page to discuss tomorrow’s match-ups.

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Game 2011.162: Indians at Tigers

28.09.2011 19 comments

The Tigers streak into the final game of the regular season having won 3 in a row, 6 of 10, and 28 of 38.   But, we’re still a game behind the Rangers as all Texas has done is won 5 in a row, and 9 of 10. John Lowe covered the significance of today’s […]

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