The Daily Fungo by Mike McClary :: Detroit Tigers Baseball: Yesterday and Today

By: Daily Fungo  09-12-2011
Keywords: Tigers

October 11, 2011

I’ll admit it. As this game got started I feared the Tigers and Doug Fister were doomed for a 2-1 loss. From early on it was clear that Fister brought his A-game, but it wasn’t clear the offense showed up at all — evident by the ridiculous pitches Miguel Cabrera and poor Alex Avila and just [..]

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October 10, 2011

There’s nothing to be said about this game that you haven’t already thought to yourself since Nelson Cruz‘s moonshot off Ryan Perry. Here’s thing about the last couple of games (and a few in the ALDS): the Tigers’ abysmal hitting is turning what under normal circumstances would be solid, if not stellar, pitching performances by [..]

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October 10, 2011

Well that’s it, folks. After one loss in the American League Championship Series and a season-ending injury to Magglio Ordonez* it appears most observers (except Danny Knolber, bless him) are writing off the Tigers. So be it. With Max Scherzer on the mound today and a more-than-capable lineup facing Derek Holland — a batting order [..]

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October 9, 2011

Another postseason series, another rainout and another quartet of games in as many days. Oh, and another right-handed slugger shelved – but this one for the season, and possibly for good. On Saturday the Tigers took Delmon Young off the ALCS roster. Today, right around the time they postponed Game 2, the club announced that [..]

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October 8, 2011

The Tigers simply can’t deliver when given platinum opportunities to do so. Leaving the bases loaded in the first and fifth innings cost them Game 1 – a game in which they out hit the Rangers. Other thoughts: Justin Verlander certainly pitched well enough to win that game. Homeplate umpire Tim Welke had a wildly [..]

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The Daily Fungo by Mike McClary :: Detroit Tigers Baseball: Yesterday and Today - postseason

After Wednesday night’s deflating extra-inning loss, my typically optimistic self thought the Tigers had run out of gas and that the Rangers were just too hot to lose. As Rick Porcello was crafting a beautiful outing through the first five innings, I allowed myself think about the Tigers heading back to Texas with a 3-2 series lead.