Detroit Tigers Try Scoring Runs for A Change

4/24/08 in MLB   |   CriticalFanatic   |   respect

Novel idea.

The Detroit Tigers scored a season high 19 runs and I don't think it's any small coincidence that it happened on the same night Curtis Granderson returned to the lineup. Grandy, coming back from a broken finger, was 2-for-4 on two walks, three runs scored and two RBIs.

Inching back towards .500 at 9-13, I suspect the Tigers will be atop the AL Central by the end of May, alongside the Cleveland Indians. Granderson's impact may have been underrated.

It's worth noting that Rangers tossed 233 pitches. Most of the balls. That's not good. Tigers 19, Rangers 6.

Do my eyes deceive me? This Baltimore boxscore shows that Daniel Cabrera struck out eight batters and walked NO ONE. That's not possible. It's D-Cab, walk machine. Further puzzling, the Orioles still have more wins than losses. O's 3, Mariners 2.

10,000 meaningless wins "It was a tough first 10,000 wins. I hope the next 10,000 are easier." Thank you Ryan Theriot. He'll be here all week. Everything continues to go right for the Cubs who came back from a 4-5 deficit on a big Aramas Ramirez two-run home run that made Ron Santa all happy inside. Most pointless stat in baseball: wins for closers. You know what that means, the didn't totally blow the save and their lineup bailed them out. Kerry Wood is getting good at this. The Riot and Carlos Marmol cleaned up his mess for another Chicago win. Cubs 7, Rockies 6.

Veggie Burger THIS Prince Fielder hit not one, but two blasts, the last of which was the game-winner on Cole Hamels. Brewers 5, Phillies 4.

Hell's Blows
Trevor Hoffman appears to nearing the end. Still a better closer than many in the league, but the Padres ace in the pen is hardly as intimidating as he once was. Greg Maddux was robbed of his 350th win with Bengie Molina of all people crushed one out of PetCo Park. Giants 3, Padres 2.
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4/24/08   |   CriticalFanatic

Pat wrote:
Curtis Granderson is one of my favorite players. He's a 5-tool player, and will be an elite player in the league once he can learn to keep his strikeouts to a minimum.

And Granderson adds a HR already to today's game. Agreed, one of the my favorite players in the league.

4/24/08   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Curtis Granderson is one of my favorite players. He's a 5-tool player, and will be an elite player in the league once he can learn to keep his strikeouts to a minimum.

4/24/08   |   kantwistaye   |   4215 respect

Yesterday was Derrick Turnbow's first save since April 23rd, 2007 (exactly one year) when Prince also hit 2 home runs. 

 

Oh, and congrats on the 10,000 wins.  Here's to another 10,000 and 0 championships... coming from a Brewers fan, that probably can't hurt too much.