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In the first game of a four game series, the Tigers led the Athletics 9-2 after the third inning. The Tigers led 10-2 after the fifth, and there was really no doubt that the Tigers were going to win the game. You don’t even need a win expectancy chart to know that. But, then, something […]
On any given game, I’ll have most of the recap written by the eighth of ninth inning, which is obviously a bit of a dumb thing to do this year as there have been nine different lead changes in the 8th and 9th innings of Tigers games and a lot of the time, the tone […]
It’s rare to hear something both loud and clear. For Bartolo Colon, it’s also rare to see feet. Okay, that was mean and untrue but I’m an unrealistic person about to deal with four straight days of Ingesanity.
All I wanted this off season was a competitive team. That’s the honest to God truth. I’ve followed too much baseball over the last twenty years to be fooled by preseason predictions. Was it realistic to think that the Tigers would win the division? Absolutely. Was it realistic to think that they would run away […]
Baseball is a frustrating sport. Players learn at a young age that failure is common, an accepted reality. The best hitters in the sport fail to get on base in 60% of their plate appearances, the best pitchers give up a run in 33% of their innings, the best teams lose 40% of their games. […]
It’s the rubber match between the Tigers and the Mariners. I don’t understand that. Rubber matches wouldn’t work.
On twitter this afternoon, Joe Sheehan made this remark: I think John Axford, who’s had his job about 22 months, is now the senior closer in MLB. — Joe Sheehan (@joe_sheehan) May 9, 2012 Which is of course, almost right (as he then acknowledged) as Valverde has him beat by about two months since Axford […]
We all know Jim Leyland has been around for a while. I mean, people are shocked, shocked!, to find out he’s only 67 years old. Of course when you’re old AND you’ve been around the game for as long as Leyland has, the term ‘Old School’ is thrown in his direction. Of course, Leyland embraces […]
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Justin Verlander wasn’t his best, but he was still better than most and tallied his 49th straight start of six-plus innings, which dates back to August 2010. He needed an inefficient 113 pitches to get there and at one point had to be restrained from throwing a 100 mph fist in the face of home […]