I feel like this game could be a big turning point in the season. I have no logical reason to think this, mind. It just feels like a big victory. Verlander was an absolutely dominating groundball machine tonight, and got the Tigers' first complete game of the season. He saved the 'pen (which we'll probably need tomorrow and/or the day after). Well, I really hope this is a huge one.
Of course, they'll probably get shellacked tomorrow but whatever. I'm basking in this performance
Updated 05-20-2010 at 12:52 AM by catswithbats
What do I do with this power? I don't know if I can handle it.
Sometimes I post here and sometimes I post on Tumblr and Twitter, but mostly I blog elsewhere.
Maybe I should blog more. Hrrrrmm.
Updated 05-20-2010 at 12:53 AM by catswithbats
8/13/85 Detroit at Milwaukee
The Tigers took an early lead when Gibson walked with two out in the 1st, stole second, trotted into third when catcher Charlie Moore's pickoff attempt resulted in a throwing error, and scored on a wild pitch. The Brewers took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the 1st on three hits off Dan Petry and errors by Whitaker and Darrell Evans. The Tigers got one back in the 5th on back to back to back singles by Brookens, Whitaker and Gibson. They tied it in the 8th
This is a blog that I'd been thinking about doing for awhile. Not too long ago, a similarly themed blog popped up at DailyFungo.com, and I was inspired to get cracking.
Here are some of the stories and the highlights from birthdays gone by. All the info came from Retrosheet.org and Baseball-Reference.com.
8/13/71 Detroit at Minnesota
According to the 1971 Tigers yearbook, night games started at 8:00 in the host team's city. With the Tigers playing this
Title says it all, doesn't it? I'll cut to the chase.
Inge is 2nd in the AL in home runs for 3B, 3rd for RBI's and middle of the pack in batting average. As always, those numbers alone do not tell the whole story. Basically, he is a Fangraphs.com and Baseball Prospectus All Star. He has the third highest wOBA among 3rd Baseman, and is barely behind Scott Rolen for that honor. He is second in wRAA, fourth in wRC (Runs Created) and is second in Isolated Power. And, he makes up for being