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Old 04-08-2012, 03:57 PM
 
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Tigers are off to a great start, sweeping Boston 3 games in Detroit's home opening series.

Today's game was a treat to see unfold....winning 13-12 in the eleventh inning on a 2-run homer with 2 outs in the bottom of the inning. Amazing!

Let's hope for a great season ahead.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: somewhere between Lk. Michigan & Lk. Huron
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Just watched my first Tigers game of the season, great to see them at their best, like they picked right up where they left off, before off season. Currently they are 4 - 0.

Go Tigers!
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Charlotte. Or Detroit.
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Nice to see this thread.

Verlander lookin' good (again) tonight -- hopefully he can turn this one into his first win of the year.

Also, I find myself rooting for Inge -- smacked a homer tonight and made a nice play in the field. I hope he keeps it up.

Ryan Raburn. If dude doesn't start hitting soon, I vote for putting him on a shelf until August. Why can't he ever be as good (or even close) at the beginning of the year as he is at the end?
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Charlotte. Or Detroit.
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Okay, so the Tigers handled their business against the Royals. Now bring on the Rangers! Great early-season series coming up -- really looking forward to seeing what happens.

The main thing I'm taking away from the Royals series? LOVED seeing Prince Fielder steal second the other day -- pretty quick for a big guy!

Also, I think Brennan Boesch is about to start blowing up any day now on his way to a breakout season.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Also, I think Brennan Boesch is about to start blowing up any day now on his way to a breakout season.
Based on anything other than being a Tigers fan?

Most every projection system has him hitting something along the lines of .330/.440 (OBP/SLG).

What do you know that everyone else doesn't?
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Ryan Raburn. If dude doesn't start hitting soon, I vote for putting him on a shelf until August. Why can't he ever be as good (or even close) at the beginning of the year as he is at the end?
I don't know. Probably at least partly sample size.

MONTH Plate Appearances - wOBA
APR 193 - .294
MAY 154 - .204
JUN 200 - .327
JULY 214 - .334
AUG 323 - .366
SEP 321 - .383

In April and May he has produced well below the level of the average hitter.
In June and July he has produced about equal to the average major leage hitter.
In Aug and Sep he has produced about 30% better than the average major leaguer.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Charlotte. Or Detroit.
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I don't know. Probably at least partly sample size.

MONTH Plate Appearances - wOBA
APR 193 - .294
MAY 154 - .204
JUN 200 - .327
JULY 214 - .334
AUG 323 - .366
SEP 321 - .383

In April and May he has produced well below the level of the average hitter.
In June and July he has produced about equal to the average major leage hitter.
In Aug and Sep he has produced about 30% better than the average major leaguer.
I'm not sure I follow. You mean you think if he played more in April and May he'd play better in April and May? I think it's the other way around -- if he'd play better in April and May, he'd be played more. It's tough to keep him out of the lineup the last couple months because he always seems to be smacking the crap out of the ball. Early in the season? Not so much.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Charlotte. Or Detroit.
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Based on anything other than being a Tigers fan?

Most every projection system has him hitting something along the lines of .330/.440 (OBP/SLG).

What do you know that everyone else doesn't?
I'm a time-traveler, just visiting from the future.

I don't know that he's about to bust out, I think it. I suspect it. If I'm really really quiet, I can almost hear it. My projection system sees him swinging the bat very well and projects him to start hitting frozen ropes all over the field and with a batting average not too far from that .330 you put up there, and with a boatload of dingers to go along with it (my projection system doesn't deal with OBP/SLG).
And OF COURSE it's not based entirely on being a Tigers fan -- it's partly based on being a Brennan Boesch fan, too.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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Now bring on the Rangers!
Be careful.
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Charlotte. Or Detroit.
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^Haha... no kidding, right? It's almost like your boys read that and took it out on the Tigers last night! Kinda makes me grateful for tonight's rain.

Seriously though, really looking forward to the rest of this series. Great test for the Tigers to see how they are at this point. You can only tell so much about a team by beating up on the Royals. Right now the Rangers are the best, so who better to play? (So far it looks like we've got some work to do -- and the Rangers are looking GOOOOOOOD.)
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