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2011 Season

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Game 2011.161: Indians at Tigers

27.09.2011 15 comments

The Tigers take the field for game 161 a single game behind the Rangers for 1st round home field advantage in the ALDS.  That’s nice to write.  Because we hold the tiebreaker, our magic number is 3.  The Rangers will have to lose at least once tonight or tomorrow. Scherzer looks to notch win #15 […]

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Game 2011.160: Indians at Tigers

26.09.2011 23 comments

Two months ago, the internet was buzzing with Ubaldo Jimenez rumors.  The Tigers were one of the teams thought to be most active, though they likely never got close because the asking price was too high.  During the height of the Jimenez rumors, Doug Fister quietly put up quality starts and took loss after loss […]

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Game 2011.159: Orioles at Tigers

25.09.2011 16 comments

The Tigers try to even the series with Baltimore using the time-tested strategy of starting Brad Penny in a day game.  In theory, he could even show that he is worth keeping on the playoff roster. Player of the Pre-Game: Brandon Inge You wouldn’t think it, but Inge is actually hitting .355 since his return […]

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Game 2011.158: Orioles at Tigers

24.09.2011 4 comments

Justin Verlander looks to become the first MLB 25-game winner since Bob Welch in 1990.  Either that or he will just mess around, with the intention of giving future playoff opponents false hope that they can beat him. Verlander will also look to finish off the pitching triple crown–he has a lock on the win […]

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Game 2011.157: Orioles at Tigers

23.09.2011 11 comments

The Tigers are still neck-and-neck with Texas for the 2nd-best AL record, and tonight send out their presumed playoff #4 guy Rick Porcello to try to cool down the hot Baltimore Orioles. Not-so-hot is today’s Orioles starter Alfredo Simon (4-9, 4.96), who is 0-2 with a 7.71 ERA for the month of September. Hidden in […]

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Game 2011.156: Orioles at Tigers

22.09.2011 10 comments

The Tigers try to keep pace with the Texas Rangers for 2nd-best AL record, and try to take one last look this season at what rookie prospect Jacob Turner has to show.  Turner will be pitching to his old Mudhen buddy, Omir Santos. The Orioles will be no pushovers;  in fact they just finished throwing […]

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Game 2011.155: Tigers at Kansas City

21.09.2011 23 comments

The two headed monster of Scherzer Fister tries to get the Tigers back on track tonight against the Royals.  Has anyone worked out the playoff rotation yet? I’m guessing Scherzer will go 4-5 tonight.  If he can qualify for a W, he can get to 15 wins for the season. With a Rangers win yesterday, […]

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Game 2011.154: Tigers at KC

20.09.2011 21 comments

Good thing the Tigers’ announcers aren’t playing the Royals’ announcers, as Frank White would likely smoke us, according to an article in today’s WSJ.  In fact, Rod and Mario have the unfortunate distinction as being the worst TV announcer’s WAR-wise.  I see you WSJ. Anyway, the ballplayers determine the outcome, and some think that our […]

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Game 2011.153: Tigers at A’s

18.09.2011 5 comments

A bit of  post-celebration malaise perhaps?  At any rate, the Tigers are in danger of losing their first series since approximately the invention of styrofoam. Magglio Ordonez continued his September surge with 3 more hits, raising his September batting average to .464.  Seriously. Taking the mound today at the absurdly named O.co Coliseum (shouldn’t Bud […]

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Game 2011.152: Tigers at A’s

17.09.2011 7 comments

This afternoon the Tigers take the field in Oakland as AL Central Division Champions,  the first time the Tigers have won the Central Division, and their first division championship since 1987. The improbable big bat belonged to Don Kelly, who made Jim Leyland look like a lineup genius, while on the mound Doug Fister was […]

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Game 2011.151: Tigers at A’s

16.09.2011 27 comments

Well, they didn’t clinch, and they didn’t extend the winning streak to 13, and they didn’t look particularly good. (Actually, they did clinch a playoff spot, if you count the game 163 thing as a 1-game playoff). Some of the credit has to go to Brandon McCarthy, who shut down the hottest offense in the […]

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Game 2011.150: Tigers at A’s

15.09.2011 21 comments

The Tigers pulled off the Grand Sweep in stunning fashion,  sweeping their 4th consecutive Central series (and back-to-back Sox-series-sweeps) with 2 9th-inning pinch-hit home runs, the first time that has been done since…well, I don’t know.  That’s harder to look up than you would think. The Tigers have won 12 in a row, even overcoming […]

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