Posted on: April 15, 2011 3:46 pm
Okay so I decided to do this blog every Sunday and review how the Tigers played that weak, instead of evaluate every game. TUNE IN SUNDAY!
Posted on: April 11, 2011 5:11 pm
Yet another disappointing loss today for the Tigers being shutout 2-0 against the Texas Rangers, dropping their record to 3-7. Justing Verlander was the lone positive in this afternoon's game, but saying that Verlander was incredible once again. Even though being roughed up in the seventh, Justin still went the distance pitching his first complete game of the season. For the most part Verlander neutralized the streaking Texas bats, only allowing 2 earned runs on 6 hits. Verlander has recorded a quality start in each of his first 3 outings, which shows his solid consistency, a bright spot for things to come. So far Justin looks like he is in mid-season form which hopefully should lead to some Tigers wins. Aside from JV there were not many bright spots, other than another solid game from Miguel Cabrera. The other Tiger bats though struggled greatly against the young hard-thrower Alexi Ogando, only mustering 2 hits against the righty. Ogando has pitched fantastic in his first 2 starts, proving his worth in the Rangers rotation. On the tigers side of things, they were embarrassed for the third straight game against a somewhat unproven pitcher. Ill end on a positive note, thanking Jim Leyland for finally making a good managerial decision of sitting the struggling Austin "strikeout" Jackson. Jackson has been in a serious sophomore slump since opening day, without Jackson reaching base in the lead-off hole this will be a VERY long season for my Detroit Tigers. Lets hope Penny can figure out his mechanics and put a four spot in the Tigers win column.
Posted on: April 10, 2011 11:39 pm
Well, I am going to try to start blogging about my Detroit Tigers again. So, ill start with today's game where the Tigers dropped their home opening series to the Royals. The Tigers now drop to 3-6 on the season, todays loss can be largely pointed to the defense. 4 errors were committed by the tigers defense today, with 2 coming from blown pickoffs. The errors accounted for a number of royals runs, which could have been easily prevented. This defense is oddly similar to the lack-luster defense in the 2006 World Series, where the Tigers defense was one of the many reasons they fell to the Cardinals. On another note Alex Avila is looking stellar this season, hitting his 3rd home run this season tonight. Before seasons start, Avila was playing because of his strong presence behind the plate, but now Jim Leyland has another reason to start his backstop. Meanwhile, Rick Porcello an important piece of the Tigers puzzle got embarrassed again today by the Royals. He is not fooling anyone at the plate, and failed to lower his ERA anymore. When the Tigers got there opportunities to fight back they failed to get the key hit and drive the run home. I surely do hope the Tigers can clean this play up, because already they are not looking like a playoff team.
Posted on: September 2, 2009 12:07 am
Today's Tigers game had some power thrills, but also a mediocre start by Edwin Jackson. It all started in the top first with a bad start from Jackson giving up a RBI single from Shin-Soo Choo. But the Tigers came right back with back to back homers from Polonco and Guillen. With the Tigers giving Jackson 4 euns in the first he had a little cushion to work with. Edwin Jackson pitched 5 gave up 4 earned, 9 hits while fanning 6. Most of Edwin's outs though came on hard line drives to the outfield that got caught, he is going to need to start inducing ground balls if he wants more success. Brandon Inge also added his 26th homer in the 3rd. Hopefully this is showing signs that his knees are starting to heal. And the always nerveracking Fernando Rodney came in to get his 30th save, note that Rodney has only blown one save on the season for the tigers. The Tigers do though prevail 8-5, to get there 70th win of the season.
Posted on: August 30, 2009 10:57 pm
Justin Verlander could certainly make a very good case for the AL Cy Young. With an AL Co-leading 15 wins and a AL leading 215 strikeouts, there is every reason to give him it. Clutch start after clutch start has helped the Tigers to a 4.5 game lead in the AL Central, if there is one reason the Tigers are even in the hunt for October it is Verlander. If the Tigers 26 year old righty keeps on performing like this he will leave Sabathia, Greinke, Beckett and Halladay in the dust. His fastball can reach triple digits not to mention the movement on that heater, he also has a changeup, 12-6 curve, and a nasty slider. He can do it all, if he can lead the Tigers into the playoffs then I believe Justin Verlander has won his first of many Cy Young awards.