Guillen to have left knee scoped

What was already looking like a season-ending knee surgery for Tigers second baseman Carlos Guillen will get a closer look to make sure it isn’t anything worse than a deep bone bruise. Guillen will have arthroscopic surgery on his knee next Friday in New York.

Dr. Russ Warren, the doctor who originally examined Guillen’s knee when Brett Gardner’s hard slide into second base injured it last month at Yankee Stadium, will perform the procedure. Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand characterized it as a precautionary measure to make sure there’s enough time to get Guillen healed and ready for next spring if they do find any further injury.

“If we waited two months from [the original injury] and there was still pain in the knee, there wouldn’t be enough time [to recover in time for next spring],” Rand said.

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That he’d need arthroscopy was painfully obvious to me. If he’s fortunate, the damage will be limited to one of the menisci. If it’s a ligament, bad news.
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–Rich

We’ve been saying that for months, sb. Since July, BB has hurt the team, but you can’t tell that to the skipper. Now, we just saw RR strike out at a pitch in the dirt leaving AJ on 3rd. The whole time Armando is pouting and after the out, threw his towel down like he was disgusted.
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You have to wonder what the players think and if they’re as mad about it as we are.

Will having jim joyce back in the house bring us bad luck? He’d never be allowed into Yankee stadium ever again.

Hate to think where this game would be if MCab didn’t answer the bell.
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Leyland has to do something about Boesch. It’s one thing to not be hitting but it’s an entirely other thing to be hurting the team because you are in the linup.
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To have Kelly and Wells on the bench with a guy who will surely K with men on 2nd & 3rd is ridiculous.
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JL is a fool to keep throwing him out there.
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I’ve said this a few times before:: Coke is over-rated.
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He’s had a couple of blown saves, 5 losses (after today), l wold guess a poor inherited runner ratio.
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He’s given up a lot of inopportune hits this year and has been far from dominant.
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I would not mind seeing them try him as a starter. I just personally do not have confidence in him in late innings.
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Leadoff triple by AJ and predictable siwngs by Damon with man in super scoring position. Raburn must have lost his mind in that last AB. The last 2 pitches weren’t even close to the plate, even after bouncing. All of a sudden we look like a bad team. Because that is the way bad teams play in clutch situations. Even the error by AJ—not in the cards tonight.

Yeah I hear ya pup, but Armando should not put himself above the team. He strikes me as being a little “better than thou” and that may have been an ingredient in the shoving match with Avila and Laird. bad behaviour in my opinion.
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And now MCab joins the carnival!
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Turn out the lights.

Yeah, I never understood how passive he was after the blown call by Joyce and then start an ugly argument with AA, the guy who caught his perfect game.

I’d dump AG. Too passive/agressive for me.

Cabrera comes back and drives in all of our runs while no one else does jack. Strange. Jackson certainly gave us plenty of opportunities. Damon is worthless in sac fly situations. Note how the Orioles came through with theirs. We played a bad game.
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I wouldn’t mind if we brought back the same rotation next year. They’re all young; I think Galarraga is the oldest. We could do worse. Of course, if an opportunity presents itself, go for it, but I wouldn’t direct a lot of money and effort towards adding starting pitchers. The primary needs are stronger relief pitchers and some power for the lineup.
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Since the AS break, Boesch is hitting .156 with 2 homers and 14 RBIs. I can’t fathom how you could even keep playing a guy in his situation, much less hit him in the middle of the order. Does anyone ask JL about this? Last I heard, JL’s reason for playing him was “he might hit a 3-run homer at any time.” That’s ridiculous. So if he actually did hit one, does JL then say “I told you so”? I don’t get this. It’s weird even by JL standards. Craig Monroe, Gary Sheffield, Chris Shelton, never came close to this degree of failure. The kid is going to end up with no confidence and no trade value. DD really doesn’t interfer with JL’s decisions, does he? This is a real head-scratcher.
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Next up, the Justin Max Verscherzlander show.
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–Rich

Yeah. JL probably thinks he is making a man out of him when in fact he is making mincementa out of him.
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It is abundantly clear that Brennan is wilting dramatically under pressure. Those situations where key runs are on, bases loaded, 2nd & 3rd-etc. He completely folds under the pressure. It is criminal to keep doing this to the kid. He should be spot starting not thrown to the wolves.
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And if he starts you bat him 7th, even 8th. Take that pressure off him. If he fails there it is not nearly as bad as failing in the heart of the lineup.
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Leyland needs more fish in his diet.

Listened to the game, got home in the 7th inning. Saw the leadoff triple by AJ. We need a run and the SOC does not no what to do. How about a bunt from Will? How about a bunt from Damon? Might as well bunt because they can’t hit a fly ball. Yes, I like our starting pitching for next year. We have a young team that should be fun to watch wearing the olde English D. Greg, are you back in school or did you retire? –Dave

Hey Dave,
I’m back to school for my swan song. Got caught up in school board politics. They closed my previous school and moved us next door into a primary school about half the size of my old school. Now I’m authentic trailer trash for one year. Just a quick story about one of our old time Tigers, Willie Horton. I don’t know how many of our blogger friends know this, but Willie was born in a mining camp, Arno, Virgina, which was about 4miles from my hometown of Big Stone Gap, Va. His family moved to Detroit when he was a young teenager. I can’t remember which one, but he was one of either 18 or 23 children. There are pictures of Willie at Appalachia, Va. High School still today. Wanted to share that for everyone. The Tigers have at lest provided some good baseball to watch over the past three weeks, especially starting pitching. Thanks for asking Dave. I’m looking forward to June 10.

Greg

We often hear see Cab’s enormos power to right center. And it is truly impressive.
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But Willie had some awsome power to that area in his day. How can anyone forget the throw he made in Game 5 to nab Brock at the plate?
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From what I hear he is beloved at the Fantasy camp. He was a role model and perhaps a hero (bravely stood up during the race riots in ’67 and pleaded Detroiters to show tolerance).
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Yeah David, he is quite a guy and his childhood alone would make a great book.

Willie Horton played in Venezuela. After the manager was fired , he took care of a team with Dave Parker and became known as “el brujo”, the witch,. He became Caribbean Champion. The next year he was hired as manager, he made one mistake after another . The team needed 15 years to rebuild after him
JL , was also a manager here. he was fired after 1/3 of the season, 22 games

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