Magglio in lineup vs. right-hander

If Jim Leyland is rewarding Magglio Ordonez for looking better at the plate, he isn’t saying. But Ordonez, who went 3-for-8 against the White Sox over the weekend and is pulling the ball better lately, is in the Tigers lineup against Rangers rookie right-hander Tommy Hunter.

Leyland’s reaction when asked about it: “That’s my lineup today.”

It bears noting that Marcus Thames went 3-for-17 over last week’s homestand, while Ryan Raburn is batting .111 (4-for-36) over his last 12 games. There’s an opportunity out of necessity.


  1. Curtis Granderson, CF
  2. Placido Polanco, 2B
  3. Clete Thomas, LF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Carlos Guillen, DH
  6. Magglio Ordonez, RF
  7. Brandon Inge, 3B
  8. Gerald Laird, C
  9. Adam Everett, SS

P: Armando Galarraga


  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Michael Young, 3B
  3. David Murphy, LF
  4. Marlon Byrd, CF
  5. Hank Blalock, 1B
  6. Nelson Cruz, DH
  7. Josh Hamilton, RF
  8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  9. Elvis Andrus, SS

P: Tommy Hunter


Laird and Everett really have become automatic outs.

Good idea I think to play Maggs again. Raburn is a liability in the field and isn’t hitting at all either. There’s a lot better chance of Maggs going on a hot streak and he’ll at least make the routine plays in the field. You’ve gotta think that he’s on borrowed time no matter how well he plays though. Tigers can’t afford to keep that contract.

Firstly, they have to support G-Man. The lack of offense is beyond critical stage.
Secondly, I agree with playing Maggw but JL is such a creature of habit–I would not play him in RF but rather in LF. Take advantage of Clet’s arm and keep those guys from going from 1st to 3rd. Anybody remember Al Kaline?
That’s what playing RF is all about.
Raburn and Thames need to go the NL in order to stimulate their career. Miner would do well there too.
Sure wish we had Raul Ibanez in LF!

JL drives me nuts, Leadoff gift and a good bunter up and he hits away. Why is he NOT bunting?
I think JL has caught the “Stupid” disease.

Bags loaded and Clete up. Just don’ god down lookin. Clete!

How in the h*ll do you not have Everett bunt there???? 1-0, 5th inning, none out and Granderson, who’s already had two hits, on deck. That old fool just took a run off the board for us. How about we trade for a new manager??? All the complaints about us not hitting and this clown isn’t doing anything to help.
This is as ticked off as I’ve been at a baseball game in years!!!!!!! I can’t stand this clueless stupidity.

Well there we go. The definition of the Tiger “attack” has been articulated once again.
1) Man on 3rd less than 2 out and no runs
2) Big man up in clutch situation and he can’t hit (Guranteed he will drive a ball hard next time with nobody on)
That was a crucial time of the game and they came up short one more time. How do you feel if you are Galarraga?

Laird and Everett aren’t the only ones who can’t hit. In a clutch situation, Cabrera strikes out. Has he had any homeruns or RBI’s since the All-Star break? The last two pitches were definitely balls acording to Gameday.

Funny how that works eh? Way to go JL–keep swinging with Everet maybe he can put us ahead with 1 swing of the bat?
I’m so sick of watching this team and this manager and general manager shoot themselves in the foot-over and over.
That K of MCab is turning point material.

It puts undue pressure on any pitcher when he feels like he can’t make one bad pitch. Thomas and Cabrera have now stranded 8 men on base.

See what I mean? Tied game right after they leave the bases loaded. They only have so many chances to get to a pitcher and that inning was it. Now they can lose another 2-1 game?

Christ! Young just kills us and then we kill ourself.
If something isn’t done about this offense I am not going to watch them play. Too frustrating when the obvious is not obvious to management.
There is no point in watching instant replays from game to game. It actually is painful to watch our pitchers go through this.

Now 4-1. Game over? Unless the Tiger hitters do something very unusual, like scoring runs, I believe they are done for the night.

This game is over now and is a direct result of an impoverished offense and an ignorant management in not being proavctive enough when they had the chance.
When MCab struck out it took the starch and the hope right out of his pitcher. How can these gusy go out and pitch their hearts and their arms off every time and come away disappointed.
It resulted in despair on the mound and realy, in the field too. We always hear what good hitting can do but bad hitting is corrosive.

Sunday 5-1. Monday 4-1. They are back to the 1-run game syndrome. Three victories against the Sox. It was the pitching, no doubt. One 9-run game vs Seattle? Somebody once said even a blind squirrel runs into one once in awhile. Or something like that. This poor hitting has actually been going on for a year and a half now. I wonder if there are any blind squirrels in the front office who can’t see this.

Do we qualify for “Extreme Makeover”?

This offense is plain lousy. Today’s lineup with Cabrera in has an average of .258 take him out and the remaining players average .249. How can you expect them to win unless the pitcher’s throw shoutouts? If we the fans can see it, is management wearing blinders? If anyone noticed after we left the bases loaded with one out in the 5th, our pitcher just went downhill. I don’t blame him, pitch a good game and watch the lack of offense.

Goodnight folks. I can’t take this anymore!

I can not stand that music they play after EVERY texas homerun.. it’s so pompous.

Well let’s recap. Ten strikeouts, Ordonez and Thames with a 3-2 count taking the third strike and 17 left on base. Another outstanding offensive performance. My guess is by the time this road trip is over we will be looking up in the standings. The word inept is not strong enough for this offense.

Glad Knapp is okay, if the players were that upset, he must of been out for a while.
Now regarding the game it is almost as though they are following a script. They have ample opportunity to score runs and then don’t. An inning or two later the other team scores runs – GAME OVER. I mean what else is there to say. It is the same thing over and over and over again. In order to win they cannot give up any more than a run or two. These are career good hitters that just aren’t producing.
Regarding Cabrera, yes his average is up there but when it the last time he produced in the clutch. It almost makes me wonder whether he really wants to be here??? Like I said doing enough to keep his average up but not really doing anything to really help the team??

Well – guess I’ll add my two cents worth. Top of the 5th. inning – bases loaded – one out. Thomas hits a “monstrous” 10 foot dribbler back towards the pitcher – then MCab, after having a 3-0 count – strikes out. I got up – went to bathroom – & threw up. That was enough to make a preacher swear!!! Can anyone remember the last time any of those jerks have hit a sac fly? I sure can’t.
When does (college) football start? Not soon enough! You notice I didn’t ask when pro football (Lions – nah – ***** cats) starts.

And just to think in 25 days they are going to ask season ticket holders to pony up some major cash for the “possibility of playoff tickets. Then they refund the money after the world series concludes and they will be a good bet to not make the playoffs with this horrible offense.
My answer is College football, golf and hunting.

After the bases loaded thing, I just shut it off and went to bed (wasn’t feeling well all day anyway). The handwriting was on the wall. All those guys left on base…..AGAIN.

Anyone know how we would be able to forward all these comments to JL, DD & MI. They would probably think that we don’t know what were talking about anyway. However, maybe they’d realize that they’re upsetting & losing a HUGH amount of their “fan base”. That means MONEY!!!

*You notice I didn’t ask when pro football (Lions – nah – ***** cats) starts.*
Jeez – all I was trying to say was another word for “KITTY cats). Guess we have to be careful what words we use even if non-intentional.


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