ALCS Game 6:10-19-13:Detroit (Scherzer) at Boston (Buchholz)

Joined: February 17th, 2011, 6:01 pm

October 20th, 2013, 4:32 am #161

Thanks to both of you and to everybody here.

And sixtyeight boy, you're right about all of Detroit's mistakes. Need to be nearly perfect against Boston, and Detroit was far from that throughout the series.
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Joined: February 17th, 2011, 5:33 pm

October 20th, 2013, 7:48 am #162

Bottle of Hex Ale wrote:Last year, this team had one of their best 1 through 4 in decades and one the least productive 5 throgh 9s.

This year, I'll remember this team as being outstanding for the first half of the game. By far the best in the league. And by far the worst in the league in the second half.

Biggest mistakes

1. Relying on a bunch of hopefuls for the bullpen. Villareal, Valverde, Cordon, Coke as a closer, Albuquerque Al and a slew of AAAAers. Hard to imagine the executive office could build such an outstanding rotation and not be able to patch together a decent bullpen.

2. Not sending Miggy to the DL in late August. His production for the rest of the season offensively was mediocre and defensively he was a liability. The Tigers probably could have gotten equal production out of Santiago and Kelly and had a healthy Miggy for the post-season, not one who'd hit about 250. Hard o imagine that he wouldn't have healed in 4 weeks.

Most of the pieces will be back next season and I expect to see an improved team on the field. They have the potential to roll over everyone.

Back on April 4, at 0400 hours, I predicted Bottle would lay the blame at the feet of the DL, bullpen hopefuls and the fact Leo Barbour had absconded to parts unknown. You can find a copy of my prediction on the bulletin board at O'Dougles Tavern.

Good day!!
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Joined: February 17th, 2011, 11:26 pm

October 20th, 2013, 1:01 pm #163

As much as we'd like to blame the bullpen. And I don't want to take that entirely away from them -- the offense is mostly to blame. 3.0 runs/game ain't gonna cut it. You need at least 3.16.
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Joined: March 15th, 2011, 7:04 am

October 21st, 2013, 7:13 am #164

Not having a healthy Cabrera really hurt. And for Fielder to do nothing (aside from costing the Tigers a potential run in Game 6)? Wow, earning that money. I think Ortiz only had two hits the whole series, but the first one changed everything. Losing Game 2 was the killer. Actually, the Tigers had excellent chances in Game 3 and 5 but mistakes and lack of clutch hitting did them in.
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Joined: October 16th, 2011, 8:38 pm

October 21st, 2013, 11:43 am #165

Offense, and defense has to execute. Iglesias made two big errors, one in game 2 and one in game 6 that might have changed the outcome in either.
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