Matt Young is batting second and playing Left Field. Hooray for small baseball players who get on base! The second of three sections of the season kicks off tonight. It’s a new season Tigers! Act like it! Lineups and comments after the break. No, really.
With the 154th pick the Tigers went from the state of Texas to Tennessee and Vanderbilt University star Drew Verhagen, a right handed pitcher (he’s from Texas though!). Verhagen is huge. 6’6 225 with a fastball that tops out at 95. I haven’t seen or heard of him at all, honestly, so I have no […]
With the 91st pick the Tigers took a Texas High School player, with the 121st pick the Tigers took a Texas high School player. Call me biased, or not, but I love me some Texas baseball players, and Austin Schotts is a position player, which I like even more. He is committed to Oklahoma State, […]
The Tigers didn’t have an opportunity to draft 90 other amateur baseball players in the 2012 First Year Player Draft, which launched yesterday. So, they took Jake Thompson, a right handed high school pitcher out of Texas with their first opportunity. Thompson, a TCU commit who is expected to sign with the Tigers, is a […]
54 is an obligatory number much like 40 home runs or 100 RBI or a .300 average are obligatory numbers. It’s an imaginary stopping point that you can refer to when explaining something….or writing an article like I am here. 54 in baseball means one third. As in 54+54+54=162. If you like symmetry, you like […]
Well, when Justin Verlander isn’t Justin Verlander, and the offense makes the opposing pitcher look like Justin Verlander, that’s usually going to be a problem. Verlander was obviously having a problem with pitch location (almost all the hits he gave up were hit hard), but what I noticed is that he wasn’t getting a […]
Batting second again, he went 1-for-4 in the Mudhens win on Saturday. In two games he is 1-for-7 with a walk, a run, and a single. Here is the second game’s box score.
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After today’s game, the Tigers will have played a third of the season. A wise man once said that you spend the first third figuring out what’s wrong with your team, the second third fixing it, and the third third enjoying the results. Third third. Ha! Justin Verlander hasn’t lost three games in a row […]
I’m not going to jump onto the Jose Valverde dogpile. God knows there are more than enough people doing that already. Let me just say this: I don’t know what makes a big league closer. I don’t think many people do, but the collective idea in major league baseball is that you have to have […]