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    2010 Detroit Tigers: Youth movement

    We are less than 15 minutes from the start of baseball in KC and I figured it's time to start the thread. I'm really interested to see how AJax and Sizemore play, and how Miggy/Maggs bat the first few weeks.

    GO TIGERS!

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    1-0. Great showing other than Verlander. Guys like Jackson,Maggs,Inge and Damon all had nice outings. 161 more to go now. Bullpen looked as advertised as well. Great showing by them.

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    1-0. Great showing other than Verlander. Guys like Jackson,Maggs,Inge and Damon all had nice outings. 161 more to go now. Bullpen looked as advertised as well. Great showing by them. The Central is going to come down to starting pitching

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    I'll tell you, regardless of how the outcome of the Detroit game was today, that Scherzer kid sounds like he could be the real deal.

    Per Yahoo:

    Apr 7 RHP Max Scherzer could not have done much better in his Detroit debut Wednesday. Scherzer pitched six innings of one-hit shutout ball before being relieved at the start of the seventh after throwing 91 pitches. Scherzer relied mainly on his fastball-changeup combination with few sliders and might have gone another inning had 3B Brandon Inge not bobbled a seemingly certain double-play grounder with one out and a man on first in the fifth. Scherzer wound up getting a called third strike on a 2-2 pitch with the bases loaded to end the inning. Scherzer didn't give up a hit until C Jason Kendall hit a soft single to right-center with two out in the fifth.
    "I rooted for the Russians in 1980 because they were the better team." - Twolvesguy

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    Unfortunately none of us got to see Scherzer pitch as the Tigers game was a join in progress due to the Wings and Pistons both playing. We didn't get the game til it was into the eighth

    Nice to see Miggy being clutch already as he was the last hope. Valverdge giving up two bombs wasn't smart, felt like we were watching Fernando out there. He needs to use his secondary pitches, both HR's were off fastballs.

    Let's get the win today and win our first series of the year!

    Go Tigers!

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    Looks like the D-Train had a quality start for you tonight.

    I will say, despite the fact that he plays for a division rival, I really am rooting for him to succeed. He is one of the greatest guys in the game and if he can find the magic he had 4 or 5 years ago, the Tigers have a very dangerous rotation...

    A very good story from Yahoo's Jeff Passan:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_yl...p-willis040810
    "I rooted for the Russians in 1980 because they were the better team." - Twolvesguy

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    Nice to see D-Train have a decent outing. Good for him and good for the Tigers.

    Youngest rotation in majors according to STATS.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...=.jsp&c_id=det

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionFan2k View Post
    Unfortunately none of us got to see Scherzer pitch as the Tigers game was a join in progress due to the Wings and Pistons both playing. We didn't get the game til it was into the eighth

    Nice to see Miggy being clutch already as he was the last hope. Valverdge giving up two bombs wasn't smart, felt like we were watching Fernando out there. He needs to use his secondary pitches, both HR's were off fastballs.

    Let's get the win today and win our first series of the year!

    Go Tigers!
    I'm guessing he'll take a little adjusting to the AL. Kinda like Lyon last year.

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    5-1 after the first two series with a comeback win on Sunday? Great start so far.

    If we can go .500 on the West Coast swing I'll be happy. JV was off again today, but I think that is just what we are going to have to expect from him his first few starts. I bet by the end of the month to the end of the season he'll be clutch as usual. Nice seeing Sizemore get a RBI double today, and a great job by Damon to come in off the bench to get the game tying walk. He has really been a great pick up both on the field and in the clubhouse... everyone really seems to like him. Maybe that chemistry can lead to a run deep in October? Only time and 156 more games will tell.

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    that win over Minnesota on the back of Willis' 6 shutout innings was damn impressive. Too bad we blew game 1. Either way, proud of DW.

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    Laird is going to kill this team all year. Every team has a weakness, but it's like we're a friggin' NL team with him in the order.
    The cake is a lie. I'm pretty sure the numbers in the pie chart are made up too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    Laird is going to kill this team all year. Every team has a weakness, but it's like we're a friggin' NL team with him in the order.
    Ah, with Avila playing more and more as the season goes on we'll be fine. I just want him to get his D going like it was last year.

    Another great win tonight. Our offense if borderline dominant. Jackson went 5 for 5 and took the AL hits lead back. No strikeouts for 3 or 4 games in a row. Porcello was kinda bad, but at after his shaky start put down 9 in a row at one point. Needs to improve much more though obviously.

    Boesch and Sizemore had their first HRs in the majors in the same inning. Pretty crazy I thought. Boesch's grand slam was the key to the game. That kid will be an impact player for this team down the line.

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    Damon walk off. 4 in a row against Twins and Angels!


    Edit- make it 5, sweep of Angels on the back of a dominant, bullpen saving JV performance. Another 5 runs as well.
    Last edited by Nastradamus; 05-02-2010 at 10:55 PM.

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    WTF is up with Scherzer? I have him in a fantasy pay league and he was pitching really well until the last couple games where he's been throwing batting practice.

    I noticed that his fastball has been around 90-92 MPH. Is he hurt?

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    Guillen sucks at 3B, was solid at 2B though. That's our real hole. I'd much rather have Guillen and Inge(better D and O) than Guillen and Sizemore/Rhymes.

    I think platoon guys is way too strong. Raburn proved he can hit plenty more than just right handers. The 3 of them should platoon 2 spots IMO. I have no idea how we'd replace Magglio better at DH. Who would play there? Gotta have him back, I can't replace a .300 plus guy who drives in runs and hits 3rd.

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