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#581 Hockeytown Red Wings

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 08:17 PM

Last time I checked the score today we were down 4-3 in the 8th with nobody on. Half hour later I see Papa Grande getting his 40th save on facebook. Clutch!

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 09:01 PM

I got home in the 8th right as V-Mart drilled the double to tie it. Obviously Cabrera is the best hitter on the team, but man is Victor Martinez some kind of clutch. Big hit for Betemit too -- he has been a really solid addition.

Stoked to watch Turner pitch tomorrow. I don't expect him to pitch much more than this start because of innings, but it is nice to see him inching closer to becoming a part of the rotation.
 
 
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#583 GoWings1905

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 09:09 PM

Not so great series against the Royals, but they at least salvaged a sweep with a couple nice comeback wins.

Big series this weekend against the White Sox. Actually, the next two series for the Tigers could really help them seal the deal in the Central.
 
 
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 07:45 AM

Not so great series against the Royals, but they at least salvaged a sweep with a couple nice comeback wins.

Big series this weekend against the White Sox. Actually, the next two series for the Tigers could really help them seal the deal in the Central.


Yeah, sucks to not win that series - but a split is better than any other alternative. Plus, these teams with talent and nothing to play for in the standings will be working hard to play spoiler.

Huge series starting this weekend with the White Sox taking over second in the Central, here's hoping the Tigers are up to the task.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:15 PM

One positive about the Royals series is that we fought on offense. The pitching let us down, but we sure as hell fought on offense.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:59 PM

http://www.grantland...20/passing-buck

Good article by Bill Simmons. He discusses his thoughts on the AL MVP candidates and why he feels, through his interpretation of "MVP", why it should go to Verlander, but ultimately wont.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 11:35 PM

Just got back from the game... 21 wins for JV and now the Tigers magic number as well!

Comerica was packed too; awesome atmosphere at the park tonight. Magglio got a standing ovation from the fans behind the Tigers dugout after he ran that ball down in the outfield. I thought that was pretty cool. Maggs has meant a lot to this team and he has accepted his new role with a lot of class.

Now I hope Penny and/or Scherzer can come up with a solid start and bury the White Sox.
 
 
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 09:27 AM

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 10:19 AM

Is there anything more nasty than a JV curveball? wow. We are watching something special this year folks.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 04:55 PM

Guillen needs to go away right now. We have enough 2nd basemen and he is just costing us runs in the field. Time to take old yeller out behind the barn.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 07:08 PM

Our pitching and Carlos Guillen still sucked, but in the end our bats pounded out a win. A win is a win, but we need to shore up that staff.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 08:40 PM

What a comeback win. I went back and listened to the 9th inning and Dan just lost his mind.

Huge win for the Tigers, could be an even bigger loss for the White Sox.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 09:11 PM

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I'm starting to wonder if the 2011 Tigers are a team of Destiny? They seem to be getting stronger as the season goes on, and are pulling wins out of the bag at will. Another big comeback tonight.

I know we'll face the Division winner in the East in the 1st round, but we've been playing well against the Yankees and Red Sox all year. Plus if the series goes 5, Our Savior (no disrespect to those of us who believe in Jesus) Justin Verlander will be pitching twice.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:20 AM

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I'm still in awe of this victory. The Tigers are finally playing well when it counts.

I feel like this is the team I think a lot of us had expected or hoped to see when the season started.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 09:48 PM

I'm still in awe of this victory. The Tigers are finally playing well when it counts.

I feel like this is the team I think a lot of us had expected or hoped to see when the season started.


Definitely agree. It seems like the Tigers are really gaining steam from the national media now too as a serious contender to win the AL.

This game tonight is absolutely unreal. 16 runs and 22 hits in the 6th inning! About to sweep the White Sox and essentially end their chances to win the division. Plus, the Tigers x-factor to playoff success hasn't given up a run on the mound either.

This team is becoming very special and looks more dangerous as the season progresses.
 
 
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 10:51 PM

solid solid solid win. Pitching was great, offense obviously was clicking, and we got the sweep and a 8.5 game lead on the Sox and a 6.5 game lead in the division going into the next series with Cleveland. We touched up Jimenez last time, and Fister has been rolling, so I expect 2 of 3 with Fister and Verlander going in this series to come out with a 7.5 game lead in the Central. That sets us up really really good going into the last 3 weeks of the season.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 08:20 AM

Here's hoping they can keep the momentum going from this series win. Sweeping the Sox in grand style and (hopefully) sending them back to hell.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 03:22 PM

Tiger's are roarin! Man I'm so glad we got Fister, what a huge acquisition him and Young are.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 03:52 PM

MLB.com: Tigers biggest trade deadline winners so far: http://mlb.mlb.com/n...t=.jsp&c_id=mlb

Big, big win for good guys today. Bouncing back from a long, albeit great, game and a late-night arrival. Fister was huge today and the Tigers capitalized on the few chances they had against Jimenez. Great to see this team winning in all situations.

Also, they're only .5 GB from Texas for the 2nd-best record among division leaders and home field advantage.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:55 AM

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