Granderson update

He did end up taking some swings off the tee, as well as some throws from up to 90 feet with and without his finger taped up. He felt some pain, but hitting off the tee felt better than just swinging.

“All I did today was try to swing the bat and see what it felt like,” he said.

It took him a while to get his grip down and use all his fingers to hold it, but by the end it felt pretty good.

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Not a good start. Hate to see Polanco struggle like this. It’s downright painful. For sucha consistently good ballplayer it is a paradox to see him get into what seems like an irretrievable funk. I know it will come but man is this not the defintion of why we are not playing well?
Ordonez had a better aB but the results were too typical of what the big guys have been doing.
I hesitate to be too quick to judgement but it is clear that the team trend has not magically changed over the off day. They are going to have to work today to make it happen.

Well–we got out of a very tight jam that 1st inning. Could have been a very deflating circusmstance and now it is pretty darn important to come back and have the offense resond. man–I don’t know about you guys but I am thinking that this may be one of the most important games of 2008—right here & NOW

I am hooging the bandwidth her but this iw where I need to express myself most–during the darn games. When are these guys going to even LOOK like they can hit?
Cabrera: .105
Polanco: .083
Pudge: 167
Renteria: .222

Y-I-K-E-S!!

so ortiz just gave me a heartattack.
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rogers is picking up where willis left off. nice…..
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mike

Kenny does not look sharp. There has been no help from the ump who is been less sharp than kenny. Thebalk call was ridiculous. Even so we escaped that inning. The run they scored was well deserved and the hitters made it happen. We caught a break with the Ortiz flying out to right. A BIG break–now you gotta come back. C’mon guys let’s get it together.
Observation. Pudge looks really un-Pudgelike so far behind the plate. He is struggling big time at and behind it right now.

Ill second that Kenny does look sharp and neither do the hitters.

So there Polanco gets charged with his first error since 2006 and it’s because Cabrera failed to catch the ball. This won’t endear Miguel to Detroiters. We may have our own version of A-Rod here.
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–Rich

I think we’re gonna win this one. You heard it here first.
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–Rich

This home umpire, Greg Gibson, man. I haven’t called an umpire a homer in many years, but……………..how about the same strike zone for both teams?

Nice error. He frankly would of scored on the next hit with a sacfly but come on. Nice grounding into another freaking double play. I am over that grounding into double plays thing

Hmmmmmmm…….the score is Cabrera 2, Tigers 0.

I cannot believe that they gave Lugo a single on that. What is going on. How about some freaking offfense.

Rich–I can feel your pain man. But, I don’t see where you think we can win this one. We’re playing like we have al year so far. Nothing is working–nothing.
Lugo just got a “hit” –absolutely no way that was a 2 base error by Cabrera. Not dumping on Cabrera but call a spade a spade.
BTW I half agree about the error on Polanco. Cabrera could have blocked the bad throw (and it was bad). Under the circumstances I would have done the same thing. Not hitting , not fielding, not contributing etc. You kinda’ want to do something.
This one FEELS like it is another loss. The club stinks right now and is approaching as being labeled that way.
Not sure why you are so optimistic about this one. We’re struggling AND the home plate umpire is not going to help us. Bad combination.

Pretty disappointing to see this develop as it has today. The club was ready for definitive improvement and has looked pretty much the same as they have shown us all year long. (And yes, it feels like i t has n=been a long year already)
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No leadership.
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None.
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Nada.
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Not from a player on the field.

And I’m afraid not from the manager either.
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I blame him less than I do the players. They are playin in an abyss right now.

Kenny just plain and simple didn’t have it today. However and I don’t mean to sound like a homer, they definately didn’t have the same strike zone. I said it to myself after the Dice-k’s second pitch of the game if Kenny gets that pitch I will be okay with that strike zone. Well obviously they didn’t. Now Grilli.

oh yay. this is going to become a disaster. grilli is in. game over.

Have faith, he got through one hitter!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just don’t fly out to CF Carlos!

You called it!!!!!!!!!

wicked jinx on carlos dan lol

Man–I am starting to feel like I know these guys better than they know themselves. Carlos is one guy who actually cn be counted on to do something at the plate. His trouble is he often hits to CF. Again. No clutch hitting. Ordonez actually is a lost cause right now. Sheffield has been lucky because he is not hitting the ball with authority. At least he is hitting the ball–unlike Pudge and Cabrera.
When are we going to see 3 straight extra base hits from Sheff-Ordonez-Cabrera/ Will it happen this month.? This season? Without that kind of impact from these RHBs we’re toast.

He’s leving Grilli in against drew?

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Hard to believe

i hate jason grilli. i like how leyland waits til he walks in a run before JL takes him out. i keep hoping to see that hawk fly down and drag him off the field and drop him off in the minors.
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ugh.

Duh!!! What’d you expect Leyland?
Brutal. Bad managing on top of poor play.
Remember when there were comments like “I don’t see anybody forfeiting the game when they play us?”
That might be a tactic we can employ. At least it would give us a day off!.
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Wonder of Grilli has a passport? They might be looking for bullpen help in Japan.

the japanese wouldn’t take him…. japanese like players that can actually play. grilli isn’t that guy. see him throwing his glove around and pulling his hair out? he needs to go. far far far far far away.
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i wonder how much he’s making. i’m willing to start a fundraiser to buyout his contract. i’m sure everyone in michigan, and tiger fans worldwide would pitch a couple bux in to buy out his contract and send him away. haha.
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grilli…. UGH!!
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I am certianly not a Grilli fan, but there is a hell of a lot of blame to go around in this game. AGAIN AS USUAL.

yeah there is. but i’d rather have my dog go out to the mound and spit baseballs out at the hitters than see grilli pitch another ‘game.’

here’s an interesting idea, and i think jim leyland should convey it to the team…. bare with me here, it’s kind of unorthadox… but how bout….
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HIT THE BASEBALL!!!!!!

On a good note. We have turned a couple of double plays today! And Lopez hasn’t done too bad! We need to hit thats for sure!

ok. as i watch this horrid disaster of a ‘game’ come to a close. i have some thoughts.
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1.) the home plate umpire is insane. pitches inside and out a.nd up and down were strikes, and the zone changes for every batter. as a result, tiger batting was swinging at pitches that should’ve been balls. (as a side note, boston was also dealing with the nutty zone, and they seemed to manage to put the ball in play)
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2.) where’s the hitting? as i stated above, the strike zone was nutzo, but why are they looking at fastballs belt level?
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3,) when it rains, it pours, ‘bad hops,’ ‘good defensive plays’ (by sox) and murphys law all in play when things aren’t going so well for a team.
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4.) they’re TRYING TO DAMN HARD to win a game. i think once this ‘first win’ monkey is off their backs, they’ll start putting things together.
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5.) same as 2.) but in capitals “WHERES THE HITTING???”
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6.) bullpen actually i think is in good shape, as long as girlli never throws another ball. bautista, lopez, jones, have thrown the ball very well.
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7.) STOP STRIKING OUT!!!!!!!!!!!! and along with the stop striking out comes this (not even worth an 8.) but here we go: STOP SWINGING ON 1ST OR 2ND PITCH!!!!
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8.) bonderman better take charge of his team tomorrow. that cornfed white boy better start shoving baseballs up the teams a.., cuz SOMEONE HAS TO DO IT. STEP UP. SPARK THE TEAM.
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9.) just start playing better so i dont regret spending $20 on mlbtv.
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mike…

I read in the Free Press where Sheffield was seen giveing some mentorship to Cabrera. What is that old adage about the blind leading the blind? Wonder why it’s not working?
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Sarcasm aside. This was another very poor effort.

Can you say 11 strikeouts and only 5 hits. Where is this supposed killer offense that we have. I think that I am going to have to stop paying attention for a game or so. I am going to have nervous breakdown. The only bright spot for the day was Lopez. He did well, and was able to get the benefit of a couple of double plays.

I am going through many stages with this team, first few games it was suprise, then went into show and now I am just plain angry. Tomorrow maybe I will cry if they don’t win. But it is a young pitcher and we notroriously don’t hit young pitching. So frankly at this point I don’t believe we will win a game all season. If I think that I guess I can’t be disappointed anymore.

I think everything has been said! Tomorrow is another day!!!! We are at the bottom and can only go UP!!!

Mike you spend $20 on MLB tv, I spent $1500 on tickets for 27 games. That doesn’t even count the $20 a game that I will spend on parking and of course a beer or two and a hotdog at the park. I don’t regret it really I will be there thick or thin, but they sure are giving me a headache every night.
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GO BONDERMAN GO TIGERS HITTING GO TIGERS.

dont get me wrong GK, i didn’t mind spending the $20, but if this is the team i’m going to be watching for a month on mlbtv, i could’ve used the $20 for an 18 pack and a pack of cigarettes. i’d get more satisfaction. that being said, i have already spent money on tix for the 3 game series here in anahiem in may, and i dont regret it. i love baseball and i love the tigers. they will get their acts together soon enough.
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and its not just the money for tix, cuz i plan to, as i do every year, drink a lot of beer and eat a lot of angel hot dogs, or whatever they’re called and then i plan to heckle and irritate the angel fans as i do every year, all decked out in blue, in a sea of red. LA angels dont allow tailgating or drinking in the parking lot, so that causes some creative thinking (disguising beers in a 44 oz soda cup, and maybe adding some vodka for kick) which will limit my spending of money on the angels organization, so there’s THAT…..
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i think by may 26-28th for the angels series, this horrid start will be a distant memory. .. i mean, they wont be able to blame the cold at least :) its gonna be in the 80’s this weekend! and by the end of may, it’ll be 90’s almost for sure. good baseball weather, night games, cool breeze always blows in from home plate out, the ocean sea breeze…. i would love to be in a position of being able to spend 1500$ on 27 games, but i’ll stick with that i paid for 3. not realistic for me to fly to detroit every homestand. i dont think my boss would be down with that!! haha…..
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anyways…. a few pointers for the team: hit the ball, stop striking out, hit the ball, stop striking out, and did i mention hit the ball and stop striking out?
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if not, i’ll be happy to say it one more time…. hit the ball, stop striking out.
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mike

I missed the Grilli glove throwing thing. At least someone is showing some emotion!
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I have no faith whatsoever in any or our RHB right now. Last I checked we had a lot ‘em too.

Polanco, Renteria, Sheffield, Cabrera, Ordonez, Rodriguez…it’s beyond belief.

We are becoming laughing stocks. Check out the opposing dugouts lately. Same with fans. my buddy from NY is raking me over big time–especially with his yanks struggling and me coming to town at the end of the month. Sure is taking the fun out of baseball isn’t it?

dan, were you watching MLBtv, they were playing the NESH network, and i guess thats bostons network, cuz these guys were all boston guys. i’ve never heard of it, but i assume its FSN’s new england arm. who knows. i dont care.
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they actually weren’t railing into the tigers as much as they could’ve saying things like ‘once this team starts hitting, they are going to contend’ and lots of positive things to say up and down about the entire lineup throughout the broadcast. the NESH network showed grilli in the dugout after he was FINALLY removed, throwing his glove, pulling his hair, saying things that any adult can lipread starting with S and F. the F more emphatically than the S.
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mike

i know what you mean dan, here in socal, i’m overwhelmed with minor league fans, you know, the dodgers, and i just got a text message from one of em, asking if i was ok, and that he’s officially put me on suicide watch. LOL

AMEN Mike what a concept hit the ball and don’t strikeout huh????? I am glad to know that someone will be representing in LA. Hopefully you will see some wins.

Is there anyone on the team capable of stepping up into the leadership role? This far into the season someone should have stepped up. no one has. Not even Leyland. How many more losses do we have to go through before leyland realises that he needs to be the leader right now. This relaxed attitude has got to go!!!

As for Grili, I’m not even hoping for him to be sent down…. I want him released outright!!! Why let him polute our farm system?? As far as a trade, i would feel guilty getting ANYTHING for him!
Very few possitives today, and most of the negatives have already been commented on so i’ll just end by saying…. Keep your chins up Tiger fans Its bound to get better.
Go get em Bondo
Good luck tomorow guys.

yeah its annoying for sure. the tigers are turning every pitcher they face into a cy young candidate. the one thing, i was ever told, when behind in game (by high school coaches) was to ‘just put the ball on the ground.” watching the latter innings of this ongoing disaster, i watched hitters try hitting the ball straight to the space station. singles, doubles, singles, maybe a walk here and there, would’ve won many of these games for the tigers. this higher level of expectation is ruining the team. they’re supposed to be ‘murders row’ and ‘1000 run lineup.’ but in reality, getting the simple singles will move runners, potentially from first to third, then another single brings the run home, is ideal. just hit the ball, stop trying to kill the ball, hit the ball. have your heard the sound of the bat with these overpowering swings? sounds like a dull thud, cuz they’re not getting all of it. too anxious, to nervous, to….. half hearted. just swing for contact, drop balls in, (ala clete thomas) and score runs, build momentum. build confedence, and all the rest will follow. (mags, mc hammer, sheff, polanco, pudge)
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this is a club that failed in the months w/o polanco in aug/sept of 06, but made the WS anyways, and now w/o granderson, they’re showing signs of that 06 slump. i dont like renteria leading off, sheff would be better, as he’ll see more pitches. wont be in as many RBI situations, but so what, at this point…… let him leadoff, he has speed, and he’ll make guys pitch to him. just my take.
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mike

Are we done venting yet? No? Okay, I’ll wait. :-)
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–Rich

Baseball is a complicated yet very simple game. If a team isn’t hitting, they look flat. That’s always been true and always will be true. This team hasn’t hit at all, and all the other problems we see out there stem from that. I suspect it’s a result of cold weather, high expectations, trying to do too much, tough pitching, bad umpiring, to each his own. 25 on a team mean 25 different reasons why things wouldn’t go well.
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Now here’s something no one, to my knowlede, has mentioned. Look at the starting eight out there. Only three guys, Pudge, Polanco, and Ordonez, are playing the same positions they were in as recently as last season. That puts five new guys in the starting lineup. That’s a ground shaking turnover, especially for a club that has been successful for two full seasons. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen such a thing. This isn’t a team yet, they’ve just now been put together. I saw this in spring training and I’m still seeing it now.

I don’t know how long it will take for them to come together, no one does. Hopefully it’s in time to salvage this season, but if not, we’ll just have to wait. Patiently…………
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–Rich

To vent is to breathe! I must admit I am almost adjusted to the the Tigers losing now. I really don’t see that they have the ability to change things around with everything misfiring the way it is. I said something about being resigned to losing a game (about 3 or 4 games ago)–I am beginning to feel like I am resigned to the season going down the tubes too. I don’t even get mad anymore. He!!-if the players (except Grilli) don’t get mad about it then I should learn to accept things too.
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I know it’s early and all that but the club has not learned from it’s mistakes, it has not risen to the challenge, it is not showing it has character. And Nero is fiddling. How can this have happened to our beloved Tigers? I think what is worse is that it truly seems there is nothing tha can be done.
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Well- here is a suggestion. Try a new lineup. Maybe something that shakes things up a bit. I’d like to throw Raburn in but he’s not around. If I had him I would lead off with him tomorrow against the southpaw. So here goes:
Santiago
Polanco
Cabrera
Sheffield
Ordonez
Guillen
Thames
Inge
Pudge

Hopefully it reminds Renteria that he needs to work hard to be a major league SS
I can’t see Polanco hitting (or not hitting) anywhere else
Cabrera gets a vote of confidence-maybe he needs to be batting 3rd or 4th
One last hurrah for Sheff as a cleanup guy
Magglio needs a wake up call
Guillen and Thames belong there
Inge is hitting better than Pudge
Pudge is hitting like a 9th place hitter anyway
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Before I get ripped apart fro that order keep in mind the alternative has not won any games yet.
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Might want to let Bodnerman go 7 inning no matter what and mop it up with Bautista and Jones.
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Voila!!!
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Our first victory.
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That was easy

Right on Dan. The lineup does need to be shaken up a bit. I like your thinking.

Rich – That’s what made me nervous about making all those deals. The team is getting on-the-job training on how to mesh with one another. I’ve seen many times the lack of aggressiveness in sports when one man doesn’t have faith in the guy lining up next to him.
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I know who we need in the lineup: Pedro Cerrano. At least I know he’s got….MARBLES!

i like the reworked lineup, my only difference would be leading sheff off, since he sees a lot of pitches and walks alot, and in grandersons stead, he’s probably the next fastest guy on the roster…. idk bout santiago hitting leadoff, i’d stick him in the 7 and so my lineup would be and i’d actually switch cabrera from 3 to 4 and ordonez from 6 to 3… couldn’t be any worse than now.
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sheff
polanco
ordonez
cabrera
guillen
thames
santiago
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pudge
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u never know……
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mike

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oh, and speaking of things that haven’t been spoke of yet (or as of late, at least)….. carlos guillen looks like he shouldn’t be playing first base. idk how many times i’ve seen some body part or another if not his whole body blocking the line and almost getting killed by the runner….. he doesn’t look comfortable, and his 1B technique leaves something to be desired… just my observation.
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mike…..

Blessings come in all shapes and sizes. I had to work today (doesn’t anyone else here?….sheesh) so I didn’t get to see any of the game. At least I won’t have any haunting visions keeping me awake:) It’s gotten to the point where any prognostication seems rather silly. Don’t bother guessing, the first win will come eventually…. whether we guess it or not….I think. The laws of probability have been temporarily circumvented but they must eventually come back into play…..I think. Our team couldn’t play more poorly if they tried. So maybe the answer is to go out and play tomorrow like the outcome didn’t matter…like it was just a fun game….like it was just entertainment. Yeah that’s the ticket….I think.

lol marty i was watching the game from work. luckily, i’m in IT, and kinda isolated in a little tiny windowless one doored room, and therefore the ‘outside world’ was oblivious to my less than professional outbursts most the game :) haha
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but yeah, lucky you for not seeing the travesty that was marched in front of the boston fans today.
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bonderman will right the ship, he’s going to throw fire and summon the pitching deamons and exorcise the bats from whatever curse the have on them… time for the tigers to pretend to play baseball tomorrow.
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……mike…… (sigh)

Toledo is 4-2 now.
Blaine Neal may be 30 but he pitched an inning in relief yesterday and struck out 3. I
nteresting in that they have Raburn playing CF and Clevlen in LF. Clevlen is hitting very well thus far.
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Erie is 5-1
I hear they have Rainwater there.

I work from home most days, Marty.
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Anyway, I see that patience is not one of our virtues :-) so I have a lineup of my own.
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Granderson CF
Polanco 2B
Sheffield DH
Ordonez RF
Guillen SS
Thames LF
Casey 1B
Pudge C
Inge 3B
Jurrjens P
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This lineup gives you a good mix of veteran hitters, excellent defense, and smart play, along with a pitcher who can throw strikes and keep Boston from running up his pitch count.
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Whaddya think?
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–Rich

Travis Hafner hit a two out, two-run homer in the ninth to give Cleveland a come from behind win. Jake Westbrook pitched a complete game because their bullpen was worn out.
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Could we do that?
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–Rich

watched the angels game, as i usually end up doing, cuz of my treachorous angel fan son. last nite made me laugh, with the hunter walk off grand slam. love watching AL central teams lose. as long as its not the tigers losing.
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rich, you lineup is unusual, i didn’t see cabrera, j jones, or renteria in there :)…. this tigers team is going to be a contender at some point this season. i wonder if its the chilly weather up north maybe? i dunno, its gonna be 68,78,86,and 87 here next 4 days… maybe they need to come west sooner than later…. seemed to me last april everyone and their mother was screaming about sheff, pudge, maggs, and guillen. then may showed up and the tigers started putting the hurt on teams. then the all-star break came, and those 3 days off gave the tigers just enough time to forget how to play baseball the rest of the summer……… only difference, is last year at the AS break, tigers i think had the best w/l numbers of any team (or real close)… this year they are being compaired to the 2003 tigers after their 0-7 start.
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mike

oh and speaking of jurrjens, i wonder if, in light of the Peavy scandal, reminiscent of the Roaster scandal of ’06, you know, dirt, pine tar, who the heck knows, on the hand…..
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wonder if jurrjens ever got accused of putting jergens on the baseball. haha… k so i’m tired, i’m out. tomorrow is a new day.
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-early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy, and wise.
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-ben franklin
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go tigers.. hey how bout winning tomorrow, yeah?
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mike

Well, changing the lineup cannot hurt anything. Frankly it can’t get much worse. I have been hearing on local radio they are in this hitting slump because Granderson is out of the lineup, well while that may not be helping. It seems to me that this team team always comes up with an excuse. Last year it was Sheffield out, the year before it was Polanco. How about these guys most of them are lifetim 300 hitters or better and they just need to do their job and hit a little bit. Really with the exception of Thomas, Inge and Guillen who are doing finel, the rest of them really need to step it up big time.

GO TIGERS, GO BONDERMAN, GO HITTERS
off to work.

” my treacherous angel fan son”….lol Mike…great line! My two daughters are both Red Sox fans. Ya know, you bring your kids up the best you can, change diapers, take them camping, attend all their school events, coach their softball teams….on and on…. and this is the thanks you get:)

I like your lineup Dan. Any lineup that has Santiago and Thames in it, I’m for. Mike’s is similar and I do like the idea of Sheff leading off. It makes sense with the approach he has at the plate. He has morphed into this very picky hitting style. Other team mates should take notice….riiiiight. Rich’s lineup however makes the greatest sense to me. Rich, do ya think we could get Altlanta to cooperate?:) I might consider inserting Rodney Dangerfield in the 9th hole, he’d look at at least 3 pitches. And he don’t get no respect either….GO MUD HENS!

Since no team has made the postseason after starting 0-7, perhaps we can stop reporting that little tidbit? Or we can keep on, i.e. no team has made the postseason after starting 5-13, 12-20 and so on. Reminds me of the “Iran Hostage Crisis, day 284.” We’re still in better shape than the ’87 Tigers were.
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I prefer to look at it as 5 games out of first with 155 to play.
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–Rich

I think what we need here, is an old school Detroit Tigers fight song…check it out..

http://www.whnn.com/Article.asp?id=638274&spid=23494

night game today huh…. isn’t it pretty cold in boston right now?
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anyways, for all of the weirdness so far this 7 games, i’m anxious to see the team play. like a train wreck i suppose. i think bondermans going to get us into the W column though.
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mike

yeezzz…don’t sign in for 24 hrs, and all the world problems are solved. ;)

I was listening to XM to the later part of the game (they use the home team announcers) and they were saying how it looked like Detroit looked lost…that it appeared that they were just going thru the motions…

Rich, looking at bringing Casey back? oh well…patience is a virtue….ohmmm….patience is a virtue…
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or is it “Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.”

I would have to agree with you. I am very anxious for the game to start. Why, with all the luck we have been having, I don’t know! I guess I just want to see who can start to turn this all around and I know that will happen! Although I am not a big Bondo fan I think today should be his day! Maybe I could become a fan of his. Here’s to a big W.

****Marci****

Ha, I like that second one, Waz. :-)
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I’m a guy who drove nine hours to see the 2003 Tigers play in Detroit, and eight hours to see the 2002 Tigers play in Boston, and I didn’t even like the players on the ’02 team. :-) I’m in this for the long haul, win or lose.
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–Rich

They have to turn it around tonight and big. Bondo has to get ahead in the count and not get frustrated by their patience at the plate. I think chances are good for a win tonight with a lefty like Lester going against us. If the offense is shut down again tonight I won’t know what to do next.
I think, at least at this point, the Guillen move to first was a mistake. He is going to get hurt bad if he doesn’t get out of the baseline. Manny could have plowed him over yesterday if he wanted to but that would have required more hustle on his part. For some reason I am also looking forward to the game.

Here we go Tigers, here we go! *clap* *clap*

Yeah that reminds me, someone had asked about Guillen at first and was he doing it right. Obviously not. I don’t know what the heck Carlos is doing over there. Maybe he’s in the habit of straddling the bag for tags, but whatever it is, he doesn’t seem to be thinking about it. Hustle to the bag, sprint if necessary, set up INSIDE the bag and give your fielder a target. You can shuffle to the other foot depending on which way the throw is coming, although I never did it that way. Besides, he’s supposed to be reaching out to receive the throw. You can get the benefit of bang-bang plays doing that.
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I would have never dreamed that Thames could have learned the position quicker than Guillen. I hope we’re not stuck with Renteria AND a firstbaseman who doesn’t want to be there.
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There ya go, something else to worry about. :-)
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–Rich

no guillen doesn’t need to move from first, but whoever is infield coaching needs to do a better job of his awareness. always needs to know where his feet and the line and the bag is… i played 1B in high school and it only took one mental mistake, and i got leveled… and i mean… leveled…. i’m left handed, so i seen it coming, but didn’t have the field awareness to know exactly where i was before it was too late.
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i never made that mistake again. .
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cleveland is coming alive against the angels here in southern california. 2 home runs and some hits, went from 6-0 to 6-4 angels. guess which inning, “THE” inning. 6th inning.
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anyone else notice that the mets are 2-4? boston and new york are in the cellar while baltimore is sitting 6-1, white sox and royals tied for 1 in our division, no surprises with the angels in 1st, and the rest of the NL is as it ‘should’ be… but whoa whats going on with the mets??? pedro getting hurt that big of a deal, what they can’t win games without pedro? thats like saying the tigers can’t win w/o granderson. lol
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mike

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