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Old 08-10-2013, 01:02 PM   #526
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Victor Martinez has finally gotten back into a groove for the Tigers after missing the entire 2012 season.

It took him a while to get it going though, as he started out cold for the first few months of the season.

His numbers aren't overwhelming with a .278 average, 26 doubles, 9 HRs, and 65 RBIs....but he's batting .367 since the All-Star break.

I bet he will end up batting around .285 with 40+ doubles, 15 HRs, and 100 RBIs....which I would have happily taken at the start of the season from VM batting in the 5th spot.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:47 AM   #527
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A-Rod goes yard against the Tigers to lead off the bottom of the 2nd inning.

Tied up 1-1.
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:56 PM   #528
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The Yankees took 2 out of 3 from the Tigers this weekend.

The Yankees won 5-4 today, but Miggy took Mariano Rivera deep again in the 9th inning.
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:02 PM   #529
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...Miggy took Mariano Rivera deep again in the 9th inning.
Mo made what should have been a relatively easy 2-1 series win into a very precarious 2-1 series win...
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:12 PM   #530
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Mo made what should have been a relatively easy 2-1 series win into a very precarious 2-1 series win...
Obviously, I was hoping the Tigers would win those games, but in general, I hope Mariano Rivera doesn't stumble the last half of the season like he has his last 3 appearances....I'd like to see him finish his career off in dominating fashion, like he pitched earlier in the season before his last few outings.
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:16 PM   #531
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^ That statement establishes you as a true fan of the game, SSJ!
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:37 PM   #532
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Thanks....I am a true fan of the game and appreciate greatness when I see it, no matter what team someone plays for.

My favorite team has always been the Tigers, but I've always had favorite players that didn't play for the Tigers that I followed closely.

I was a huge George Brett fan when I was growing up, same deal with Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray.

I love watching dominating pitchers ply their trade and consider Mariano Rivera the best reliever of all time and it was a lot of fun to watch him dominate....and a lot of it was on the big stage in the playoffs in the highest of high pressure situations.
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:58 PM   #533
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Poor Cardinals used to be good.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:03 PM   #534
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Poor Cardinals used to be good.
They won today. Only 3 games back in division and first place in Wild Card. Things aren't so bad!
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:09 PM   #535
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For SSJ:

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After winning 17 of its past 20, Detroit has the best winning percentage in the AL (.595) and the largest run differential in the league (plus-155). Miguel Cabrera continues to drive thesaurus.com traffic as we search for new superlatives. In his latest hyperbole-inducing feat on Sunday (in a loss), Cabrera became the first player to go yard on Mariano Rivera in consecutive at-bats.
http://espn.go.com/mlb/powerrankings
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:27 PM   #536
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Nice find....thanks for posting it.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:18 PM   #537
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Miggy has been smashing HRs lately....he just hit one off Chris Sale in the first inning of tonight's game against the White Sox.

.367 average with 37 HRs and 111 RBIs.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:37 PM   #538
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Miggy is a stud. The only player I would trade Felix for.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:29 PM   #539
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The Royals jumped the Tribe and are now 2nd in the American League Central Division, 6.5 games behind the Tigers.

The Royals are 4 games out of a wild card spot.

Good for the Royals, they've been accumulating a lot of young talent and it's nice to see them putting it together.

Obviously, I don't want to see them win the division, but I'd love to see them in the playoffs as a wild card team.
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Believe it or not: Cardinals relief pitcher Shane Maness grounded into a 6-9-3 double play in the 11th inning last night.
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Believe it or not: Cardinals relief pitcher Shane Maness grounded into a 6-9-3 double play in the 11th inning last night.
I was looking it up, like no way.
I guess the Cards emptied their bench by the 11th inning, and the Pirates brought all the position players in as close as possible to ensure no run would score.
I figured there would have to be somebody for the Cards to send up there that could get a run home.
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:35 PM   #542
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From Elias: Alfonso Soriano is the 1st Yankees player with 12 RBI over a 2-game span since Tony Lazzeri had a Yankees-record 15 on May 23-24 1936.
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I was looking it up, like no way.
I guess the Cards emptied their bench by the 11th inning, and the Pirates brought all the position players in as close as possible to ensure no run would score.
I figured there would have to be somebody for the Cards to send up there that could get a run home.
Yeah. Right Fielder was between SS and 2B, right behind the bag. Cards had the bases loaded with one out, and any score wins (11th inning). Relief pitcher guy hit the ball right toward the 2nd base bag, SS cut it off and tossed it to RF crossing the base and he completed the double play. Wierd.
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From Elias: Alfonso Soriano is the 1st Yankees player with 12 RBI over a 2-game span since Tony Lazzeri had a Yankees-record 15 on May 23-24 1936.
It is 13 rbis and my Angels suck.
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It is 13 rbis and my Angels suck.
Yup, at the time I posted it was 12. He later hit a solo shot, his 4th home run in the last two games.
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:47 PM   #546
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The Tigers up on the Royals 4-1 through 5.5 innings of play.

Big 5 game series for these 2 teams....if the Royals want to establish themselves as a true contender for the division and the wild card, they need to win 3 or 4 games of this series.
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:52 PM   #547
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It is 13 rbis and my Angels suck.
Alfonso Soriano can rake when the best of them when he gets on one of his hot streaks.

He followed his 13 RBIs the last two games with a 4-5 performance today.

Soriano is closing in on the 400 HR club, with 396 career HRs.

Soriano is 37 years old, but probably has a few decent years left to play.

He could get up towards 1,250 runs, 2300 hits, 450 HRs, 1250 RBIs, and 300 stolen bases for his career by the time he retires.

That's not a bad resume right there.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:42 PM   #548
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The Tigers won 4-1 over the Royals.

Anibal Sanchez goes to 11-7 on the season with a solid outing.

He's pitched very well this season. A 39 walk to 144 strikeout ratio an a 2.50 ERA.

Prince Fielder went yard tonight....he's got 83 RBIs on the season, but has had a down season. It was reported today that he filed for divorce in May and that he's been going through some problems with that. He'll still end up with 25+ HRs and 100+ RBIs on the season, but he hasn't seemed his enthusiastic self this season.
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:36 AM   #549
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Pretty good read:

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/95...magical-hitter

We're witnessing greatness

Miguel Cabrera among the greatest right-handed hitters in the history of baseball
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:38 PM   #550
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Charlie Manuel is out as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, and has been replaced by Ryne Sandberg on an interim basis, the team announced Friday.
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