Walkoff Woodward

Concerning Detroit Baseball
August 13, 2014

Game 118: Pittsburgh (64-55) @ Detroit (63-infinity)

Well, the Tigers pitched well (save for a couple of games) on the road trip but the offense decided to not participate in the games for some reason. I am guessing they just didn’t want Joe Nathan to blow another save…so they would do him a favor and never give him the opportunity. Kind and caring souls, those Tigers teammates of his.

After getting walloped by a Pittsburgh team that has some of its best players on the DL, the Tigers look to regroup at home against…oh, Pittsburgh. Hmmm, at least the Pirates don’t have much of a scouting report on rookie starter Buck Farmer because the guy only has a handful of games against teams outside of the Midwest League this season. So, either he does really well…or he doesn’t (ANALYSIS!)
PIRATES:

1. Josh Harrison (3B)
2. Gregory Polanco (RF)
3. Russell Martin (C)
4. Ike Davis (1B)
5. Starling Marte (CF)
6. Pedro Alvarez (DH)
7. Jordy Mercer (SS)
8. Travis Snider (LF)
9. Jayson Nix (2B)

SP: Vance Worley

 

TIGERS:

1. Ezequiel Carrera (CF)
2. Ian Kinsler (2B)
3. Miguel Cabrera (1B)
4. Victor Martinez (DH)
5. Torii Hunter (RF)
6. Don Kelly (LF)
7. Nick Castellanos (3B)
8. Alex Avila (C)
9. Eugenio Suarez (SS)

SP: Buck Farmer

  • Jude

    heh. it has been a painful past 10 days or so. but, yes, it would have been even more painful to have Nathan blow more saves than he already has. Answer us this: when does Tiger management allow Brad Ausmus to use Soria (or, pending his return, Chamberlain, or Albuquerque) instead of Nathan in the closer role?

  • Jude

    I guess what i’m saying is that I wish someone would teach DD about the notion of what economists call sunk costs.

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