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7/27/11- Prototypical tigers game.

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by , 07-27-2011 at 05:21 PM (1483 Views)
It was another one of those classic second half tigers games today! Even though we lost 2 to 1 a lot can be learned from this game. Shal we go into detail on these things?


1. Jim makes poor lineup decisions. Again. - It takes one poor decision by a manager to lose a game, and Jim probably lost todays game for us. With the bases loaded and 1 man out Ryan Raburn came trotting up to the plate and struckout to kill a perfect shot at going ahead in the game. Rather than playing Brennan Boesch today like any other Jim gave Raburn who obviouslys not peforming a start. Jim lost the game for us because had Boesch been in the game he probably would have at least hit a fly ball and scored the runner.

2 The tigers offense isn't that great- Mario,Rod,analysts and Leyland can all feed you this B.S. that our offense is potent, but it isn't. We are failing to get guys in scoreing position home because we try to swing for the fences every time rather than just put the bat on the ball. Guys like Jackson should just be trying to make good contact and hit for average, but the organization hasn't fired that idiot Mcclendon yet and so Jackson keeps strikeing out like a fool rather than improveing and contributeing offensively. Don't buy what im saying about swinging for the fences? Just take a look at all the fly balls we have been hitting lately.

3. The mediocrity of our team in general. I don't know what else to say.. Dumb moves like bringing Ruffin in with the bases loaded game one and batting Raburn in a critical game are killing us. Say what you want, but im not convinced we're a playoff caliber team.

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  1. catswithbats's Avatar
    //Rather than playing Brennan Boesch today like any other Jim gave Raburn who obviouslys not peforming a start. Jim lost the game for us because had Boesch been in the game he probably would have at least hit a fly ball and scored the runner.//

    Raburn is hitting .353 since the All-Star Break with a 1.009 OPS. Boesch is hitting .200 with a .612 OPS in the same time span, with more than double the at bats.

    Raburn's also not the only reason they didn't win this game. He left three runners on base, but Magglio left five (!!!), Guillén and Betemit each left three, and Cabrera and Peralta both left two on base.