Guillen sore, but should be fine after double play

Carlos Guillen said after his collision on Monday’s game-ending double play that his left knee was “a little sore, but it’ll be fine.”

He didn’t say anything about playing Tuesday, saying he would need to see how it feels when he comes in Tuesday afternoon.

He had no issue with the slide from Yankees speedster Brett Gardner, nor did Tigers manager Jim Leyland. He anticipated a play, which is why he released the ball so quickly. Still, he was able to make an accurate throw even as Gardner collided with his left leg while he was still in his throwing motion.

“I have to make that play,” Guillen said. “I have to stay in as long as I can and make a good throw.”

His teammates were glad he did.

“I say thank God for getting the double play,” closer Jose Valverde said.

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All right, I wasn’t going to comment on that shoving match because it happens all the time. It’s usually behind closed doors and not in the dugout. It appears to me that the entire thing stemmed from Leyland’s statements to the press about Galarraga “nibbling” and “not having confidence in his stuff.” I wouldn’t be surprised that this has become a sore point for Armando and he did appear to be throwing more pitches down the middle on Sunday, at least early on.
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It’s one thing for coaching staff to talk to the player about perceived problem areas. It’s quite another to broadcast it all over the baseball world.
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–Rich

TG, I think Avila was wanting a curve ball out side and Galaraga threw one done the middle. How important it is to have a catcher that knows the hitters. Pudge was real good. The pitcher has to trust his catcher. –Dave

Yes, Rich. Absolutely everything in creation stems from Jim Leyland and his complete and utter incompetence. If only Jim read this blog and saw how useful your comments/advice can be!

I’ll bet you have a little Jim Leyland voodoo doll that you’ve been repeatedly stabbing for the last month. How’s that working out for you?

I see Todd Jones’ son was the batboy last night.
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Did he bring some of Todd’s mojo with him from home? That may help to explain the 9th inning

2B is a dangerous position. as Trillo said you unlike SS do not have any defense against a runner and you are going to put in the middle with less momentum. So DH was a better fit for a bat that the Tigers really need, He is the best protection available for Cabrara

Yes, Rich. Absolutely everything in creation stems from Jim Leyland and his complete and utter incompetence. If only Jim read this blog and saw how useful your comments/advice can be!

I’ll bet you have a little Jim Leyland voodoo doll that you’ve been repeatedly stabbing for the last month. How’s that working out for you?

Voodoo doll? It not wise to make fun of Jobu. He make bats afraid.
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What part of my post was inaccurate, young feller?
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–Rich

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