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#421 GoWings1905

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:16 PM

Best word for this team is infuriating. If they don't make the playoffs, they can look back among many things and point to a 5-9 record against the pathetic Cleveland Indians (with four more games to go). The Indians starting pitching is a complete disaster and the Tigers have scored four runs in two games. I know anything can happen in baseball, but you can't lose two straight at home with the division at stake to an opponent that won five games in the entire month of August.

Porcello can't get any run support whatsoever. Actually pitching quite well for the past five starts or so and doesn't have a single win to show for it.

The bottom of the order has to start doing something immediately. Young has been hot, but Boesch, Peralta, Avila and Infante have all been terrible lately (Boesch and Avila really the entire season). Doesn't matter how good the starting pitching and bullpen are if you manage only two runs against the likes of the Royals and Indians. Have to salvage at least a game tomorrow before a long road trip.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:24 AM

Another gem from Max. Another one-run loss because the offense is just terrible. Another missed opportunity to pull even for first place. The White Sox are 3-7 in their past ten games, the Tigers are 4-6 and three of those wins came against Chicago. Not only are the Tigers getting help from opponents, they swept the team battling with them for first and they still can't take care of business on their own otherwise.

Time to get Brennan Boesch out of the lineup forever. Hitting him 6th every night is beyond stupid now. Let Garcia play regardless of the starting pitcher -- he has hit the ball harder more times this week than Boesch has all year and he actually knows how to field too. I thought the offense would be the strong point of the team, but in reality, it has turned out to be completely pathetic outside of the obvious guys. Dombrowski has some major work to do this off-season even if the Tigers make the playoffs.

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#423 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:19 AM

Hey, Jerry Meals is in the news again; again, for the wrong reason. I'm reminded of the lyrics to a song:

I read the news today oh, boy


About a brutal ump who blew the call


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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:55 PM

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 03:16 AM

AL Central = worst division in baseball.

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#426 GoWings1905

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:34 PM

Season probably at stake for the Tigers now. Minimum they absolutely need a split, ideally they take three of four and pull within a game. Not much confidence for me in either scenario the way the offense is going. Can't score runs at all and they are a brutal road team.

Hoping for the best. With the starting pitching, anything could happen if the Tigers just find a way into the playoffs.
 
 
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:22 AM

17-22 in one-run games; not very good.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:50 PM

Max and JV with a shot to get even.

Please score some runs.
 
 
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:24 PM

2013 Schedule Released.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:45 AM

That was only New York's eighth 2-0 win at Fenway Pawk...ever.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:55 PM

With yesterday afternoon's extra-inning win v. Tampa Bay, Baltimore guaranteed themselves their first winning season since 1997.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 07:03 AM

Oops.

Edited by cusimano_brothers, 15 September 2012 - 07:10 AM.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 07:08 AM

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Number 2 = Number 10.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 05:31 PM

Jesus, Valverde.

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#435 GoWings1905

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 05:45 PM

That's a critical loss. Valverde has to come up with a save there. Not really going to miss him -- last season was impressive but extremely flukey and this season he has been way too hittable for a closer.

Story of the game though for me was defense. Porcello gets four ground balls in one inning, three of them should have been routine double plays and the Tigers got two outs total. Prince and Avila collide on another simple out. The ump didn't help, but that's just an excuse for a team that plays lousy defense on a daily basis.

Hate to use it, but tomorrow might be a must-win after this tough defeat today. The White Sox were up three after last Monday and could be again with time running out and no head-to-head meetings remaining. Would have been really nice to go to Chicago just a game behind. Story of the season really -- missed opportunities and frustration.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:35 AM

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:23 PM

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The phrase "I've got it" doesn't have the same importance as it once did.

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#438 GoWings1905

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:20 PM

That sure feels like a dagger. 2-13 in the last 15 games decided by a run.

So many disappointing players on the team. Very top heavy in talent. The supporting cast was overrated by management.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:47 PM

Cleveland is like Kryptonite for the Tigers.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:23 PM

The 8-10 record against Cleveland certainly looks like a difference maker, especially considering the Tigers went 12-6 against the White Sox. Even if the Tigers go a mediocre 10-8 instead against the lousy Indians, those are two huge games in the standings.

The Tigers are probably getting what they deserve ultimately. They are no different now than in April. The team we are looking at is severely flawed even in a very poor division. I never really bought the Tigers would just run away after watching them play the first couple months of inconsistent baseball. Their major issues are with personnel not adjustments.

I'm not giving up by any stretch, but today was a deflator.
 
 
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