What a befitting song for this day.
The Detroit Tigers had game 2, up 5-1 with a red hot pitcher who performed the was manager Leyland had hoped for and all of us expected. 13 KOs and hitless until the 6th inning. Max Scherzer as usual was on fire.
I will never understand the philosophy of taking this kind of pitcher out of the game. In the old days nobody was counting the pitches thrown, if they were doing good they continued until they weren’t doing good.
Denny McClain, Mickey Lolich were never pulled from fantastic pitching performances, they finished the game.
Boston didn’t win, Detroit handed them the game and there is a very distinctive difference.
With this Games 6 2/3 no hit innings Justin set a MLB Record. The most consecutive hit-less innings pitched in the playoffs against one opponent. During the 2012 and 2013 MLB playoffs, he threw 30 consecutive scoreless innings against the A’s.
R H E
Tigers 3 8 0
A’s 0 3 0
W: Verlander (1-0)
L: Gray (0-1)
SV: Benoit (2)
This man is magic, pure unprecedented magic. When most babbled on this year as Justin had fell into a slump compared to the on fire Max Scherzer, all I could think of is do all these people have complete very short memory loss. Our 2011 Cy Young/MVP Winner or who also shut this same team down in game 5 in 2012.
10 Strikeouts in 7 innings!
Max Scherzer “Blackjack”.
I Love It! After getting win #21 and the Tigers clinching the ALC Tori Hunter said Max will now be called Blackjack!
And then Jim Leyland on this video had me crying. We Love You Skipper!
Pulse: Tigers sew up Central; AL Wild card still wild.
No doubt here we’re stunned.
Sweeping the Yankee’s, a 2011 MVP & CY Young Pitcher, a 2012 Triple Crown winner but we sat on 5 days then came up flat. Nobody is sadder than the team themselves, we’re just 3+ Million fans sad with them.
But as I always say every team that plays wants it and there will only be one team that gets it. One city is celebrating and one city leaves empty. And that is the way it goes.
9 nights ago we partied on top of the world winning the AL Pennant and nothing can ever change that. The entire Detroit/Michigan were proud then and guess what WE ARE STILL PROUD now.
And that’s the way it should be.
WORLD SERIES BOUND!
R H E
DET 8 16 1
NYY 1 2 2
W:Scherzer (1-0)L:Sabathia (0-1)
Justin Verlander pitched another in classic Verlander style throwing just a two hit game into the 9th when he gave up his third being a home run to spoil the shutout. Detroit loves this guy so much we felt bad for him that he didn’t get it, the shutout that is. His spectacular performance did get him the Win, Phil Coke the save and Delmon Young came through again.
Hey Thanks to Valverde we gave you a chance you should have never gotten.
Doug Fister pitched a fabulous game. Continue reading
EDIT: THIS IS LAST YEARS. JUSTIN HERO AGAIN 2013.
This is your 2013 DETROIT TIGERS ALDS CHAMPS FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR. Click It!!!
Our 2011 MVP showed why he was the MVP by shutting out the Oakland A’s 6 zip with 11 K’s and allowing only 4 hits. And the rest of the team did what they did best, fighting hard with the bats that chased down Chicago then surpassing them at the end of the season to win the ALCD title.
Verlander surpassed Sandy Koufax 1965 strike out record of 10 and went the full nine innings to finish Oakland’s season.
I never met a team who makes me feel the way that you do…well alright.
And Up & Down We Go!
But we landed on Top two years in a row and hopefully we will be that ride that got stuck up in the air for the duration until we win it all. Maybe a month later only then can we all come back down.
Steam Roller Boys, Steam Roller…Take no prisoners!
Tonight We Celebrate.
1995 (age 12) in Little League.
2011 Cy Young & American League Most Valuable Player.
Some will want to give their great analogies of who did what, who didn’t do what and what they all should have done individually. To me they Win as a team and they Lose as a team. No rights, no wrongs.
NOTE: Oct. 19, 2012
THIS BLOG IS FROM LAST YEAR (2011) THAT PEOPLE ARE VIEWING.
Tigers are 2012 AL Champs!
MY GOD WE JUST SWEPT THE YANKEES last night so I am Redirecting you to this link that is NOW- 2012.
~~~~~~~Last Years Blog Below~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Justin Verlander 25th Win.
Jose Valverde 50th Save.
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That Smile, That Fight, that Fire.