Wednesday: Pudge-less Tigers at Indians

Sorry for no postings on the heels of the Pudge trade, but it was basically a waiting game to get into the clubhouse while the trade went down. Look for plenty about the trade on the site tonight. As for the game, here are lineups to get you going:

TIGERS (54-52)

  1. Granderson, CF
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Thames, LF
  4. Ordonez, RF
  5. Cabrera, 1B
  6. Sheffield, DH
  7. Renteria, SS
  8. Inge, C
  9. Raburn, 3B

INDIANS (46-59)

  1. Grady Sizemore, CF
  2. Franklin Gutierrez, RF
  3. Ben Francisco, DH
  4. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  5. Shin-Soo Choo, LF
  6. Kelly Shoppach, C
  7. Andy Marte, 3B
  8. Ryan Garko, 1B
  9. Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B

45 Comments

robertson is worthless ,he needed to step up when bondo got hurt,he has shown he is nothing more below average pitcher,and that’s being kind ,dogshit

robertson is worthless ,he needed to step up when bondo got hurt,he has shown he is nothing more below average pitcher,and that’s being kind ,dogshit

robertson is worthless ,he needed to step up when bondo got hurt,he has shown he is nothing more below average pitcher,and that’s being kind ,dogshit

Is this thing working yet

Is this thing working?

Come on work you stupid blog, I need to vent!!!

Wow! Pudge gone.No lefty yet.Wonder if trading is over for us,or is there more to come?Pudge wont be catching in NY next year if Posada`s surgery is successful.Was`nt Polly traded at deadline a few years back,and resigned with the Tigers after the year was over?hmmm.Got to believe someone else will be traded,released,or sent down.With Sardina coming up,it leaves us with 26 on roster. Farnsworth #`s 44.1 inn 43 K`s 43 Hits 17 BB 3.65 ERA 1 Save Come on Tigers,Lets get this one back.

Wow! Pudge gone.No lefty yet.Wonder if trading is over for us,or is there more to come?Pudge wont be catching in NY next year if Posada`s surgery is successful.Was`nt Polly traded at deadline a few years back,and resigned with the Tigers after the year was over?hmmm.Got to believe someone else will be traded,released,or sent down.With Sardina coming up,it leaves us with 26 on roster. Farnsworth #`s 44.1 inn 43 K`s 43 Hits 17 BB 3.65 ERA 1 Save Come on Tigers,Lets get this one back.

Come on boys,we can still win this thing.Settle down

Nice job Aqualino.Lets knock this guy out and take this game back

Lee`s out,and the Indians pen is ranked last in the AL.We`re still in this if our pen can hold them

Wonder if Nate goes to DL after tonights game

Marcus is having a game I`m sure he`d like to forget so far tonight.But if our pen can hold we have 3 more ups…………My computer unfroze when I put the curser in the submit box and hit my enter button.I dont know if anyone else there is still having the same problem or if everyone just gave up.Come on Tigers we need this one. Chicago leads Minn 2-0 top of the 4th

Chicago leads Minn. 5-1 in the top of the 6th

Nothing was working. I couldn’t even sign in. No one had posted on the Yankees and Red Sox site either.
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Pudge was going to be a free agent and they were going to go with the younger guy, Inge. I can see trading him. I only wonder if they got enough in return. Apparently, the club is still trying to win this year, but I think I may have looked at picking up prospects. I think we remain around the .500 mark. Farnsworth will probably help some, but unfortunately for me, I”ve never liked him much. No real reason, some people just rub you the wrong way, you know? Anyway, any negative comments I may have about Pudge leaving would be sentimental stuff. Well, we needed bullpen help so DD went out and got it.
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Obviously, we still need another starter. Make it Lopez, Bonine, whoever you got. If we’re trying to win this year, Nate is not the guy.
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Another bomb given up by Jones. He’s never given up the longball like this. This will present yet another bullpen problem.
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–Rich

Been reading up on the Pudge trade.Farnsworth is free agent at the end of the year.If Pudge would have left via free agency at the end of the year,we would have gotten draft pick.Because we traded him we get no draft pick. I am not sure we get draft pick if Farnsworth doesnt sign with us.MAYBE JASON KNOWS, I think that DD is making this trade in order for us to win now,this year.It makes me feel good that the Tiger management is not throwing the towel in.And there is a possibility that we could move Farnsworth tommorrow in another deal. And guess what?The Tigers have just tied the game at 11-11 in the 8th.So Lee cant get his 15th win, at least, off us.

I’m so irritated with this darn website.
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I’m just getting back to watching the game. I turned if off because i was so disgusted with nate robertson.. i flipped back and it was 8-6, saw about 2 pitches and it was 10-6.. and i turned it right back off. Looks like I missed quite a bit.. Cabrera just missed that.. 3 feet short maybe..
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Someone needs to take robertsons spot in the rotation. I’m convinced just about anyone would be better than him. It’s pathetic.. score 11 runs and not even be leading cause your starter gave up 7 in the first 3 innings.. Garbage. Robertson will go down as the WORST contract of Dombrowski’s tenure with detroit.
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If we could win this game, it’d be a miracle. I don’t wanna jinx it though.

Rich,Do you know if we get a pick if Farnsworth doesnt sign with us at the end of the year?Pudge is A-1.Nice DP boys.Lets so this one up now

Rally caps, I love it! Sure it’s kid stuff, but sometimes this club is TOO damned professional. Zach and Armando, cool stuff, guys. Big win, if we get it.
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Bruce, no I don’t know about the draft thing. I think Jason can let us know about that by tomorrow. Wondering that myself.
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–Rich

Farnsworth can’t get here soon enough.

What is our scouting report on pitching to Shoppach?

Leyland better get rodney out of there before he melts down.

So now, Rodney has 3 blown saves in 4 chances… he never seems confident.

Does this team use scouts?

Zumaya (hid fastball) gets hammered if he doesn’t throw a good 2nd pitch. Throwing the curve tightens up his arm. So in my opinion, DD thinks the pen is our priority.. and pulled the trigger
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Cashman said DD proposed this trade .. so i have a feeling that zumaya might not help us again this year.

why wouldn’t you bring in a lefty?

nevermind.. i see.

Rodney’s doing a bang up job here.

These Cleveland hitters take these big uppercut swings and golf the ball out of this hitter’s park.
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So we’re already counting on Farnsworth to save the season? Hoo boy. Seems like Lopez is the only one out there you can halfway count on, but what do I know? We roll the dice with every guy we send out there. I do that Rodney can’t possibly help much. Vastly overrated.
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–Rich

I know Pudge isn’t what he used to be, but Kyle Farnsworth?????? What is that!!!???? Farnsworth may have nice numbers this year, but he typically bites! Tiger management continues to prove itself inept this year. For all their seeming brilliance over the past couple of years, I believe a couple of their off-season moves have now caused them to make more stupid moves to try to fix those. Farnsworth in my book does not do anything to improve the Tiger bullpen. And to trade Pudge for another guy who is going to be a free agent seems pointless to me. All this and they end up sending him to the stinkin Yankees.
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I guess the one positive of this deal is that if the Tigers get into a benches clearing brawl they’ll at least win that with Farnsworth! Not at all convinced they’ll win much else. Let’s hope I’m wrong…

12 runs, used up the entire bullpen, and still it goes on. Way to go, Nate. I thought JL would leave him out there longer, no matter how much he got hit.
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–Rich

Rich,Everybody is used up,except Fossum,and we have a day game tommorrow.Guess we can catch Sardina and let Inge throw a couple innings.

Lopez allows 50% of inherited runners to score (15 of 30). Only time he pitches any good is in long relief when we’re getting bombed.

Seems like everytime Verlander takes the mound, he’s needing to go deep because of a depleted bullpen. Perhaps because Nate is pitching the previous game? For an “innings eater,” Nate’s lookin’ pretty underfed.
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–Rich

Has Farnsworth made it to the park yet.Put him on the red eye

Nice steal Polly.Come on Matt.Bring him in.The Cleveland announcer said we have just reached the 430 pitch count with both teams pitches combined

I turned the Clevland announcers on in the 9th.Boy we are fortunate to have Dan and Jim.Way to go Curtis.

Pitch Counts; Nate 67; Lopez 50;Jones 25; Dolsi 11;Rodney 33;Seay 45

Rlpressley, good point about the pitching staff being used up for the day game tomorrow. You think Larry Pashnick or Jerry Ujdur might be available?

Rich:

The comment from you copied below sums up my feelings:

“For all their seeming brilliance over the past couple of years, I believe a couple of their off-season moves have now caused them to make more stupid moves to try to fix those. “

Clevland’s pen is shot too – at least we’re not facing a fresh team tomorrow.

P.S. Two run lead – think we can hold it?

The 1st run we scored in the 13th, credit to JL … he put the hit n run on, and that got the run in.
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Not using zumaya tonight .. Kenny warming up ..

Pardon me, I see the comment about the staff being used up for the day game came from Bruce. I haven’t posted here this year and am trying to get used to the new system. I posted a lot last year.

Farnsworth is not on the roster yet .. we added sardina. Farnsworth is expected to join us in Tampa Bay on friday

didn’t hv to use kenny … and a good morale boosting win for us ,,

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